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Estuario Weekly Update

In the final days of 2023, we reminisce on the actions carried out during this year, for the benefit of the interconnected waters of the San Juan Bay Estuary watershed, the ecosystems that depend on them, and the communities that surround them.

As we begin our thirtieth year of service, we recognize that many of the environmental challenges facing our island are different from those we faced in the 1990s. One constant, however, has been its people: The commitment of our estuarine communities for environmental justice and clean water remains as determined and focused as ever.

Estuario wishes you a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2024!

Conservemos nuestras aguas

In the spirit of educating, raising awareness and highlighting the importance of conserving our bodies of water, we share with you the song: Conservemos nuestras aguas, performed by Grupo Candela, as part of the actions and efforts of the community campaign, Que no toque el piso ni llega al agua, of Loíza Street.

Grupo Candela is a children’s group organized by the Casa de la Plena Tito Matos. They performed the song for the first time during Taller Comunidad La Goyco’s Christmas celebration, on December 2, 2023. We hope you enjoy it!

Certification for citizen scientists

Start your certification with the Introduction to Participatory Bird Censuses workshop; conducted by our environmental educator, Coral Avilés, on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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Available jobs


The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership, also known as the Estuario, is seeking qualified applications for an Accountant to join our highly skilled team for projects receiving funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Operations Auditor

The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) is seeking qualified applicants for the Operations Auditor contract to perform evaluation of the processes and operations, and assess financial and compliance to prevent risks of operations under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds. 

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Media coverage

Brenda Torres Barreto. December 24, 2023. Hacia la adaptación climática. Opinión. El Nuevo Día. p.59.

Other events

Microplastics Characterization Field Trip:

As part of Estuario’s certification for citizen scientists, on Friday, December 22, 2023, five volunteers joined our Aquatic Debris Manager, Cristina Ramírez, on a field trip to characterize microplastics in the San José Lagoon and the Suarez Channel.

The volunteers characterized and documented the microplastics found in these bodies of water. They formed their own awareness about the problem of microplastics in our marine ecosystems and the impact they have on an environmental, social, and economic level.

Thank you to Izabella, Camille, Roberto, Khristian, Nick and Captain Ramirez!

Monitoreo bacteriológico semanal

Evaluation conducted on Thursday, December 28, 2023. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. However, we recommend avoiding the area that exceeded the Beach Action Value water quality standard of 70 CFU/100 ML. Have a nice weekend!

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