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.

Special Function: Cine del Estuario

In a special function, Cine del Estuario presents Encanto; tomorrow, Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 7PM in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. Bring your blanket or chair! This event is free of charge.

Resident Artists Program

We welcome the resident artist, Joudy Santaliz and his sound project Cococomunidad;  which integrates blue economy strategies to maximize all the materials we can extract from the coconut, for the benefit of the residents of the community of Alto del Cabro.

Media Coverage

Torres Barreto, B. July 26, 2022. Día de la Conservación del Mangle: ciudadanos científicos para la reconstrucción. Opinión. El Nuevo Día. Web. ENLACE

Monzón, A. July 26, 2022. Misión Planeta: Mangles, joyas de nuestras costas. Noticias. WAPA TV. Web. ENLACE

Regata San Juan 500. July 22, 2022. Mejora la calidad del agua de la Bahía de San Juan. Noticias. WAPA TV. Web. ENLACE

Alvarado León, G.E. July 27, 2022. Escucha el reclamo comunitario. El Nuevo Día. p.8.

Pérez Méndez, O. July 27, 2022. EPA promete justicia. Primera Hora. p.5.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Evaluation conducted Wednesday, July 27, 2022.  We have a green flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We recommend avoiding any contact in the areas that did not pass quality standards. Be on the lookout for precipitation events.

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

The moment has arrived! Create your group, choose a monitoring spot, and participate in the largest citizen science event on the Island: The Puerto Rico Water Quality Monitoring Day of Puerto Rico 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 around your preferred area and register to participate. Sign up now! https://estuario.org/diademonitoreo/
  • Join the scheduled training workshops. There are virtual and in-person options. Choose your workshop and register. The next workshop is Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 10AM-11AM via Zoom.

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/.

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