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.
Sign Up: Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico 2022
The time has come! Gather your group and choose a body of water to participate in the largest citizen science event of the Island: the Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico 2022 will be on Saturday, August 27, from 9:00AM-11:00AM. Access our portal, where you’ll be able to find more information about the event and use our interactive map to help you identify bodies of water that you can monitor. Sign up today!
Throughout the month of July, we will be providing training workshops, where you will learn how to use the water quality monitoring kit—which we will provide—and how to deliver the data and parameters you collect. This data, collected by citizen scientists like you, will be part of a global water quality record. We will be disclosing the dates for these workshops soon. These will include face-to-face (throughout the island) and virtual (by Zoom) workshops. Be sure to follow our social networks and/or Weekly Update for more details.
Weekly Water Quality Monitoring
Evaluation conducted on Thursday, June 16, 2022. We continue with a green flag in the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve, although there is an area in the lagoon that did not pass monitoring standards. There are two other red flag areas throughout the coast—we recommend avoiding these areas and being on the lookout for any precipitation events.
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: https://estuario.org/hazard-mitigation/
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.
For more info, go to https://estuario.org/donate/.