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Estuario Weekly Update

Workshops, field trips, employment opportunities and a new campaign: below is the Friday, June 16, 2023 edition of the Estuario Weekly Update.

This Father’s Day weekend, we celebrate the fathers of Puerto Rico, who are the guiding light in the lives of your children and families. Your unwavering love, dedication and commitment shape the future of our Island.

Con el estuario convivimos

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, we launched the education campaign, Con el estuario convivimos, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of investing responsibly in the restoration and reconstruction of the San Juan Bay Estuary.

The campaign features children and young people as spokespersons, and calls on leaders with the decision-making power to guarantee economic resources, to carry out responsible investments for the present and future generations that inhabit this ecosystem.

The campaign is run by the agency Knockout Studios. Its execution includes television, radio, billboards, digital media, social networks and press.

Watch a teaser of what’s coming, now in, follow us on our networks, and share it with friends and family.

See photos of the launch event, celebrated Thursday, June 15, at Distrito T-Mobile, here.

Employment opportunities


Estuario seeks to hire a facilitator of intersectoral collaboration in the detection and correction of illicit discharges within the San Juan Bay Estuary and its watershed.


Estuario is seeking qualified applicants for a Stakeholder and Engagement Coordinator to support the Estuario’s efforts by ensuring proper and timely preparation, documentation, and follow-up to all stakeholder engagement efforts including meetings, activities, and other events.


Estuario is looking to hire a Project Leader for the Citizen Scientists for Coastal Resilience project who will oversee the project, its team, and ensure its goals and objectives are met.

Estuario Resident Artist

Join the artist Angélica Rivera in the realization of the Mural con conciencia; a where you will learn how to illustrate the species that inhabit the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve.

The project consists of three workshops, where you will create illustrations that will be part of a collaborative mural in Jaime Benítez Park. Below, the information of the third and final workshop:

  • June 17Los elementos, la naturaleza y yo; from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Jaime Benítez Park

For more information, contact Lara Medina at [email protected].

Certification for citizen scientists

We currently have one scheduled field trip:

Microplastics characterization and reduction module: 

  • June 24 – Field trip: characterization of microplastics; 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., location will be announced.


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See photos of other activities: 

Coral monitoring in Laguna del Condado:

On Friday, June 9, we carried out coral monitoring in the waters of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve, as part of the coastal resilience module of the certification for citizen scientists of Estuario. Shoutout to the citizen scientists who joined us! See the photo gallery, here.

Mangrove planting in Crash Boat:

Also as part of the coastal resilience module, on Saturday, June 10, a mangrove planting was carried out in Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla, in collaboration with Surfrider Puerto Rico. We planted 370 mangroves. There was also garbage pickup in the area. Thank you to all the volunteers! See the photos, here.

Recycling stations at Tito Matos Fest 2023

On Saturday, June 10, Taller Comunidad La Goyco celebrated the second Tito Matos Fest, a commemoration of the life, labor, music, art and community activism of Tito Matos.

In accordance with the solid waste management practices disseminated by the campaign Que no toque el piso ni llegue al agua, on calle Loíza, we established several recycling stations on the event’s premises. These stations were led by a group of 15 volunteers, throughout the two days of the event.

See the photo gallery, here.

Media coverage

Ivelisse Rivera. June 16, 2023. El Estuario lanza campaña educativa para crear conciencia ambiental. ¡Ey! Boricua. Ambiente. Web.

June 16, 2023. Programa del Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan estrena campaña educativa. Entrevista con Brenda Torres. Hoy Día Puerto Rico. Telemundo PR. TV.

Rose Schnabel. June 15, 2023. El Programa del Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan lanza su campaña educativa “Con el estuario convivimos”. El Nuevo Día. Web.

Message from your virtual community hub

Download the Community Hurricane Preparedness Guide today, and apply its recommendations during this season. The strength and resilience of your community begins at home. Stay informed!

Take advantage of our information platform, the Estuario Virtual Community Hub, where you will find vital information to prepare yourself, your family, and community.

To learn about risk mitigation strategies and identify risks, conditions and assets in your community, go to:

Weekly water quality monitoring

Evaluation carried out on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We recommend avoiding the areas that exceeded the water quality parameter for enterococci (70 CFU/100mL). Remember to avoid the water during rainy events.

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