Estuario Weekly Update
Estuarine greetings! Below, we share opportunities for collaboration, volunteering, and training for this week, through initiatives and actions programmed for the benefit of the ecosystems of the Bay of San Juan Estuary and its communities.
Senior Project Lead (Juan Méndez Creek Restoration) – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) is seeking qualified applicants for the Senior Project Lead- Juan Méndez Creek position to lead project efforts in coordination with Estuario’s work and its team. This contractor will act as project liaison and will be responsible for leading the technical aspects of the project; carry out the reconnaissance study and develop the report, manage data, support coordination with USACE and carry out any other tasks needed to manage technical aspects for the Juan Mendez Creek Restoration.
Technical Support Consultant – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) seeks a senior level individual or entity with the technical expertise to support and enhanced the water quality monitoring program, systematize and unite environmental data, conduct spatial and temporal analysis, support the development of communication and presentation data tools such as a data dashboard, and develop reports associated with the Regional Collaborative Water Quality Monitoring efforts.
Project Evaluator – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) seeks qualified applicants for the Project Evaluator contract position to document project efforts of the Juan Mendez Creek Restoration.
Technical Facilitator – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) seeks a senior level expert/technical to bring support as a Technical Facilitator to lead an analysis of the conditions of the Juan Mendez Creek with the input from the Infrastructure Committee. The technical facilitator is expected to develop and present to the Infrastructure Committee recommendations for the restoration plan using the information gathered throughout the year.
Field Technician – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) is seeking qualified applicants for the field technician position to conduct a rapid needs assessment, gather data, conduct analysis, document, and present the results of the rapid needs assessment.
Brand Development (Request for Proposal) – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) seeks proposals from qualified firms/individuals for Brand Development to design a brand and communications content for the Juan Méndez Creek Restoration project that will give it visibility and increase the scope of interaction with communities, collaborators, and other stakeholders. The position is a great opportunity for a creatively minded person with graphic design and communications skills to execute from concept to completion.
Graphic Design (Request for Proposal) – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership (Estuario) seeks proposals from qualified firms/individuals for the creation of a project logo and graphics/ visuals to represent the Juan Mendez Creek Restoration project under the funds of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
Technology Consultant (Request for Proposal) – The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership, or Estuario, requests proposals from entities with the technical expertise in technology for the development of a technology platform that integrates a collaborative database and a dashboard that includes environmental monitoring data from Estuario, municipalities, and state agencies.
See all available opportunities at: estuario.org/empleos.
Certification for Citizen Scientists
Water Quality Module:
- February 1 – Field trip: weekly water quality monitoring; with Rebeca Rivera, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Condado Lagoon and nearby beaches
Participatory Bird Census Module:
- February 8 – Getting to Know the Waterfowl of the Estuary Wetlands; thematic workshop with Eliezer Nieves, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- February 10 – Field trip: participatory bird census; with Coral Avilés and Eliezer Nieves, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Blasina Lagoon
Coastal Resilience Module:
- February 1 – Introduction to Coastal Resilience Workshop; with Coral Avilés, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
- February 10 – Field trip: planting of coastal vegetation with Andreína Alexatos, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Condado Lagoon
Connecting with Nature: Biodiversity, Community, and Resilience in Estuary Wetlands
On Friday, February 2, 2024, World Wetlands Day, join our education team for an illustrative talk about the importance of this ecosystem in the San Juan Bay estuary, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register here.
Family Day at Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve
This Saturday, February 3, 2024, join us for the next family day at the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We will have games, sports activities, interpretive tours, and an outdoor workshop on coral reefs and seagrasses. Don’t miss it! Activities begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m., with Cine del Estuario. See more at estuario.org/eventos.
Cine del Estuario
After the family day, Cine del Estuario presents: The Little Mermaid (2023); on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. The screening will be in Spanish, with English subtitles. This feature is free of cost. Bring your blanket or chair!
Brenda Torres Barreto. January 24, 2024. Ley 51 de 2022: sentido de urgencia como política pública. Opinión. El Nuevo Día. p. 31.
Support us with your tax refund
Through your individual contribution in 2024, support the Estuario with your tax return refund. Look for the option “Contribution to the Special Fund for the San Juan Bay Estuary“, on line 1B of the “Refund” box. Read more, here.
Weekly water quality monitoring results
Evaluation conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2024. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We recommend avoiding the areas that exceeded the Beach Action Value water quality parameter of 70 CFU/100 ML. Remember to avoid bodies of water during rain events. Have a nice weekend!