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Estuario Weekly Update

Through our weekly update, we share opportunities for collaboration, volunteering, and work; through initiatives and actions programmed for the benefit of the ecosystems and communities of the San Juan Bay estuary. These activities, tips and information are for everyone’s benefit.

Estuario Celebrates Earth Day

The San Juan Bay Estuary Program celebrated this year’s Earth Day through activities scheduled with its staff and collaborators throughout the week from April 18 to 22. Here we share a summary of the estuary’s participation in various events with our collaborators.

Certification of Citizen Scientists

Take part in the next round of workshops for the certification of citizen scientists at Estuario. This month of May, we will provide elective workshops for all our thematic modules:

  • Characterization and Reduction of Microplastics 
  • Participatory Bird Censuses
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Coastal Resilience 

The workshops will be on Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 3PM via Zoom.  Learn more about the certification process and register today through our portal. Share it with friends and family!

Exhibition of Estuarine Artists

We invite you to the exhibition: Arte bajo las estrellas; by resident artist at Estuario Faviana Silva, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 6PM at the Jaime Benitez Park of the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve. The exhibition will feature works of art created by children and young people of the Rayitos del Saber Homeschooling group, through the Resident Artist’s project Arte para todos. See you there!

Cine del Estuario

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Cine del Estuario presents: Luca; at 7PM at the Jaime Benítez Park Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve. Don’t miss it! Bring a chair or blanket. This feature is free of charge.

Beyond Plastics: Problem & Solutions in Puerto Rico

Environmental justice and the changes needed to achieve it start from our communities. Therefore, we invite you to a training that covers the current state of the plastic waste crisis on the Island, what you need to know to act, the measures that have been taken from the point of view of public policy, and the platform created by already established actors. It will be provided on two dates, Friday, 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10AM-12PM.  Both dates will feature the same workshop. Register today in our portal.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Here are the results for the evaluation carried out on Thursday, April 28, 2022. We continue with a green flag for the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve. We report a red flag area—we recommend avoiding recreational use in that area and being on the lookout for precipitation events.


The actions for the restoration and management of bodies of water within the San Juan Bay Estuary Watershed are possible thanks to the public. Donations to the San Juan Bay Estuary Program are deductible from Puerto Rico and US tax returns.

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