Estuario Weekly Update
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Con el estuario convivimos
Watch a teaser of what’s coming, now in https://estuario.org/, 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.
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.
STAKEHOLDER AND ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
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.
See the contract announcement: https://estuario.org/contract-announcement-stakeholder-and-engagement-coordinator/
PROJECT LEADER – COASTAL RESILIENCE
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.
See the contract announcement: https://estuario.org/contract-announcement-project-leader-coastal-resilience/
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 17 – Los 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
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.
Sign up at https://estuario.org/ccc/.
See photos of other activities:
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.
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
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.
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
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: https://estuario.org/mitigacion/
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.