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Estuario Weekly Update

An estuarine greeting! Through our weekly update, we inform residents and friends of the San Juan Bay Estuary Watershed communities about events, projects, activities and training opportunities.

Employment Opportunities


Estuario seeks to hire a facilitator of intersectoral collaboration in the detection and correction of illicit discharges within the San Juan Bay Estuary and its watershed.

Certification for citizen scientists

Here are the scheduled workshops and field trips:

Water Quality Module

  • June 15 – Field trip: bacteriological monitoring in Laguna del Condado and coastal coast; from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Coastal Resilience Module:

  • June 10 – Field trip: mangrove planting; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Crashboat Beach, Aguadilla
  • June 14Introduction to coastal resilience; virtual workshop via Zoom, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sign up today! View all events and additional information regarding the certification process and thematic modules, in

Remember we are certifying students in grades 9-12 through the coastal resilience module.  Through certification, it is possible to do your Green Contact or community service hours (public or private school).

To learn more and coordinate your participation, please contact us by email at: [email protected] and [email protected].  

Estuario Resident Artist

He accompanies the artist Angélica Rivera in the realization of the Mural with conscience;  a project where you will know and learn how to illustrate the species that inhabit the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve.

The project consists of three workshops, where you will create illustrations that will be part of a collaborative mural in Jaime Benítez Park. Here are the topics and dates for the next two workshops:

  • June 10Marine Life and Me – with oceanographer and marine biologist, Dr. Jorge Bauzá
  • June 24The Elements, Nature and Me

All workshops are being held at Jaime Benitez Park, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These are free of cost. For more information, contact Lara Medina at [email protected].

See the photos: family day at Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve

Thank you to all those who participated in the family day in the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve, last Saturday, June 3. We had a great time! 

We also thank the collaborators: Angelica Rivera (Resident Artist). José Ramos (Administrator of the Jaime Benítez Park), Brittany and Patrick (Traveling Chains PR), and Gertrudis Guilamo (author of Exuvia). 

See the photo gallery, here.

Message from your virtual community hub

Download the Community Hurricane Preparedness Guide today, and apply its recommendations during this season. The strength and resilience of your community begins at home. Stay informed!

Take advantage of our information platform, the Estuario Virtual Community Hub, where you will find vital information to prepare yourself, your family, and community.

To learn about risk mitigation strategies and identify risks, conditions and assets in your community, go to:

Weekly water quality monitoring

Evaluation conducted on Thursday, June 8, 2023. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We recommend avoiding the water during rain events.

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