Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico 2021

The biggest citizen science event of the Island is this weekend, on Saturday, August 28 2021.

On Friday, August 27, 2021 Estuario held a press conference at the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve’s Julio Benítez Park. The conference covered the event’s procedures and protocols. It also provided the opportunity to announce Estuario is the new recipient of the US Water Alliance’s US Water Prize for Outstanding NPO.

See the Press release HERE.

Estuario receives the US Water Prize 2021 for Outstanding NonProfit Organization

As part of its press conference regarding the Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico, Estuario announced it has been selected as recipient for the US Water Allience’s US Water Prize 2021 for Outstanding NPO. 

This prize is presented to entities, community groups and individuals who lead a new and innovative focus for the restoration, management and sustainable conservation of water bodies throughout the Nation. 

Celebrate with us! Register to the awards ceremony event, happening on September 23, 2021 at 2PM, HERE.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Here are this week’s results, performed Thursday, August 19, 2021. Published each Friday through our Facebook Page.

Estuario Resident Artist

Saturday, August 21 2021 marked the culmination of Michelle Malley’s tenure as Estuario’s Resident Artist, with a glass bottle transformation marathon for the community of Machuchal, in San Juan.

The marathon took place August 14 and 21, 2021, in Taller Comunidad La Goyco at Calle Loíza. See the photo gallery HERE.

Capacity Identification Workshops for Estuario’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

We continue our efforts to strenghten the communities of the San Juan Bay Estuary Watershed, as part of the Hazard Mitigation Plan development for the region. Thus, Estuario is offering Capacity Identification workshops for the public, which will train community leaders in hazard mitigation plan development practices. The workshops will also provide these communities with the opportunity to collaborate closely with Estuario in the development of its regional Plan. 

The workshops will happen between September 7-21, 2021. They’ll be divided by municipalities to facilitate interactions with and between the public.

See the workshops’ registration portal HERE.

Contract Announcements

Estuario is seeking candidates to support its team through the following roles:

Project Coordinator – Citizen Scientist Certification

Project Coordinator – Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) Revision

Assistant Project Manager for Strategy

SJBNEP Program Evaluation Coordinator

Click to download the announcements. Application window closes September 13, 2021.

Preparing for the Hurricane Season

We’re in the midst of the Atlantic hurricane season. As part of hazard mitigation efforts, Estuario is enacting a season-wide informative campaign, centered in the promotion of Estuario’s Virtual Resilent Community Hub. The hub continues to be updated with essential information to the public regarding preparation and hazard mitigation management.

Follow us on social media for information on activities and capacity building opportunities. If you have any questions, feel free to write to [email protected]

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. 

For more information and to make a donation, click here: https://estuario.org/donate/