Highlights for the Week Ending April 11 2021

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Here are this week’s results, performed Wednesday, April 7 2021. Published each Friday through our Facebook Page.

Estuario and National Park Service Collaborative Workshops

The first of Estuario and National Park Service of Puerto Rico’s collaborative workshops happened on wednesday, April 7 2021, attracting 67 participants to the workshop Biodiversity in San Juan Bay: a Natural-Historic View. Throughout the month of April, Estuario and the National Park Service of Puerto Rico will continue offering the series, provided by National Association for interpretation (NAI)-certified personnel from both organizations, and will count as contact hours for the re-certification of interpretive guides (CIG) through NAI. 

Next workshop is: Water Quality Management in Castillo San Cristóbal.

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Urban Forest Network Informative Workshop

As part of a campaign for the “rediscovery” and usage of green spaces in the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Estuario is offering an informative workshop on the spaces that form its Urban Forest Network. This event will also launch the Urban Forest Network Passport, a tool design to connect the users of these spaces with educational and leisure activities.

Educational Campaign for the Restoration of Estuarine Water Bodies

This week, Estuario continued its ongoing educational campaign for the restoration of water bodies with two social media posts for the public. These were geared towards public inclusion in the identification of community resources for the estuarine watershed-based Mitigation Plan, awareness of the threat illicit discharges pose to the environment, and participation of Estuario’s Water Community Network.

Media Coverage & Publications

Pérez Méndez, O. April 2, 2021. Historia de la zona metro contada por quienes viven junto a sus aguas. Primera Hora. Noticias. Web. https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/notas/historia-de-la-zona-metro-contada-por-los-protagonistas-que-viven-junto-a-sus-aguas/

Laureano Pérez, J.; García Pantaleón, R. June 2020. Voces Estuarinas: Historias de vida en las comunidades que conforman el Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan. San Juan Bay Estuary Program. San Juan, PR. https://estuario.org/voces-estuarinas/

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The San Juan Bay Estuary Watershed’s water quality management and restoration actions are possible thanks to our public. Donations to the San Juan Bay Estuary Program are deductible in Federal and Local tax returns. 

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