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Estuario Weekly Update

Estuarine greetings! Through our Weekly Update, we share opportunities for collaboration, volunteerism, and training for this week, through initiatives and actions programmed for the benefit of the ecosystems of the San Juan Bay Estuary and their communities.

Contract opportunities

National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Call

The Environmental Protection Agency invites you to participate in the call on Environmental Justice in Communities this coming Tuesday, February 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. AST). The call is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration Link:


  • EPA Office of Environmental Justice External Civil Rights (OEJECR) Leadership Update
  • External Civil Rights Presentation (ECR)
  • Updates to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)


The purpose of this call is to inform the community and other partners about work and opportunities for improvement to maintain an open dialogue with Environmental Protection Agency advocates.

To request reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities, non-English language interpreter services, or more information about the call, please email [email protected] no later than February 16, 2023.

Recordings and meetings will be available at:

Certification for citizen scientists

The elective workshops for Estuario’s Certification for Citizen Scientists Program continue, for the modules of Characterization and reduction of microplastics and Coastal resilience.

The dates of the next workshops are as follows:

  • Characterization of microplastics in water – Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
  • Coral Reef Ecological Assessment – Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m.


The workshops will be provided virtually, via Zoom.

Read more about the Citizen Scientist Certification Program, its thematic modules, certification process, scheduled activities and corresponding registrations, in

Field trip

As part of the coastal resilience module of the Certification for Citizen Scientists Program , we have scheduled the following field trip:

  • Mangrove planting—Camuy mangrove, Finca Nolla; Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


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Cine del Estuario

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, Cine del Estuario presents: The Woman King, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. As always, this event is free of charge. Bring your blanket or chair!

Water Quality Day 2023

Have you already chosen your body of water? The fifteenth Water Quality Day will be on Saturday, April 1, 2023.  Registration is now open! Create your group, choose your body of water and register it in:

On Thursday, February 9, we began offering training workshops for the event. Future dates are:

  • February 16, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. by Zoom
  • February 23, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. by Zoom


We will add more dates for virtual and face-to-face workshops. Stay tuned!

Scouting week

Estuario congratulates all the young people who are part of this movement in their week—boys and girls with a commitment to make a better Puerto Rico through service to their communities.

We thank all those volunteer adult leaders who make the development of this program possible. Thank you for your time and commitment to our youth!

Always ready!

We're moving!

We are in the process of moving our headquarters. For this reason, we will not be able to answer calls at this time. You can contact us via email [email protected].

Weekly water quality monitoring

Evaluation conducted on Thursday, February 9, 2023.  We have a RED flag in the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We recommend avoiding direct contact with areas that exceeded the water quality parameter for enterococci (70 CFU/100 ml). Remember to avoid all bodies of water during rainfall events (and at least 48 hours after).

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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