HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 19 2020

New Citizen Scientists Certification Workshops

Last Wednesday, July 15 2020 a new round of online workshops for citizen scientists began. A total of 102 people participated in Conservación y Manejo de Agua en Puerto Rico, with Citizen Scientists Certification & Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator Harold Manrique, and DRNA Director of Permits & Franchises Nelson Velázquez.

Next will be the Microplastics Module workshop De Desperdicios Sólidos a Microplásticos: Legislaciones y Oportunidades, with Stakeholder & Aquatic Debris Projects Manager Cristina Ramírez and Engineers Hanna Rodriguez and Laura Lugo, members of the Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA).

It’ll be next Wednesday, July 22 2020, at 3PM via Zoom.

 Registration portal [HERE].

Estuario continues educating the public on COVID-19 contagion reduction, as part of its Community Resilience initiatives. It is important to know what physical distancing measures consist of and their positive impact in reducing the spread of new cases. Look after yourself, your family and your community.

Listen to Estuario Sonoro:

Listen to Estuario Sonoro’s new episode, Comunidades Resilientes, available in your favorite podcasts app and https://estuario.org/podcasts.

Podcast host Mariana Reyes converses with Lead Community Resilience Coordinator Rebecca González. Agronomist Gabriel Agosto describes cultivation methods to do from home, community leader Wanda Figueroa talks about the Puente Blanco Community Resilience Hub and Estuario Executive Director Brenda Torres highlights the importance of communities’ empowerment and participation in water restoration and management processes.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Here are the results, also published on Fridays, 3PM through our Facebook page.

Media Coverage & Publications

Estuario shares the following video report by Maritza Cañizares for WAPA TV’s Noticentro:

Amenazado Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan por invasión de aguas sucias. Published July 15 2020.

https://www.wapa.tv/noticias/especiales/amenazado-estuario-de-bahia-de-san-juan-por-invasion-de-aguas-sucias_20131122481871.html