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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.

Certification for Citizen Scientists

The current round of elective workshops for the certification of citizen scientists with Estuario continues. Don’t miss the corresponding workshops with the thematic modules of Characterization and Reduction of Microplastics, Water Quality and Participatory Bird Censuses. The next workshop is Identification of microplastics: use of infrared spectroscopy; Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7-8PM via Zoom.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Evaluation conducted on Thursday, August 11, 2022.  We have a green flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. There is an area in the lagoon and on the coast that did not meet the quality standards. We recommend avoiding contact with these areas and being attentive to precipitation events.

Media Coverage

ELNUEVODIA.COM. August 11, 2022. Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan invita a la 14 edición del Día de Monitoreo de Calidad de Agua. Otros. El Nuevo Día. Web.

Radio Isla. August 11, 2022. Invitan a celebrar el Día de Monitoreo de Calidad de Agua. Radio Isla. Web.

Sign-up: Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico 2022

The time has come! Create your group, choose a monitoring spot and participate in the largest citizen science event on the Island: the Puerto Rico Water Monitoring Day 2022 will be on Saturday, August 27, from 9:00AM-11:00AM.  How to participate?

  • Access our interactive portal, where you can read more information about the event, identify bodies of water that you can monitor in your preferred area and register to participate. Sign up today!
  • Participate in the scheduled training workshops. There are virtual and in-person options.

Message from your Virtual Community Hub

This 2022 hurricane season, Estuario encourages you to download the Community Hurricane Preparedness Guide and apply its recommendations. The strength and resilience of your community starts at home. In this month of June, we continue to urge communities to recognize natural risks and stay informed.

Take advantage of our informative platform, the Virtual Community Hub, where you will find vital information to prepare your family and community. 

We remind you that to learn about our Hazard Mitigation Program and identify the risks, conditions and community assets available in your community:

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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