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Estuario Weekly Update

An estuarine greeting! Below, 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.

Family Day Trip at Laguna del Condado Estuarine Nature Reserve

Do not miss tomorrow, Saturday, March 4, the family day in the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. We will have the following activities:

  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. — Underwater and terrestrial cleaning of the Lagoon
  • 10 a.m. – 12 m. — Botanical and species identification workshop in the Reserve
  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. — Family Games, “Goofy Games”
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Water Quality Day Training Workshop

And at 7 p.m., stay for Cine del Estuario! This event is open to the public. Sign up on to receive additional information and updates. For additional questions, you can also write to [email protected]. We are waiting for you!

Cine del Estuario

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

Field trips for the certification of citizen scientists

Estuario invites you to participate in the following field trips, corresponding to the coastal resilience thematic module:

  • Coral reef monitoring – March 10, 2023, 8 a.m.-12 m., Metropolitan Area
  • Mangrove planting March 11, 2023, 8 a.m.-12 m., at Finca Nolla, Camuy

Employment opportunities/contracts

Estuario is currently undertaking a variety of restoration and conservation projects for the system and its watershed, especially coastal resilience, and blue/green infrastructure, which will require additional talent. Available opportunities include contracts, jobs, and requests for proposals for interested individuals and/or organizations include:


Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

Responsible for conceptualizing and developing the citizen participation strategy in the project of Detection and Correction of Illicit Discharges through the Community Water Network, with the aim of promoting citizen mobilization and collective action in the restoration and conservation of water.

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

Supports the internal coordination of citizen participation efforts, ensuring effective preparation, documentation, and follow-up to meetings, activities, and other events.

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

Supports the integration and participation of young people and adolescents in the coastal resilience module of the Citizen Science Certification.

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

Responsible for recruiting high school students to participate and become certified under the coastal resilience module of the Citizen Science Certification.


Open until hire

Reporting directly to the executive director, responsible for the efficiency of daily operations, ensuring the effective management and development of the team, the implementation of programs, and quality control and evaluation.

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2023

Responsible for supervising the effective management and operations of projects subsidized by the Bipartite Infrastructure Law, in compliance with all grant requirements. These projects include, but are not limited to, water quality restoration, blue/green infrastructure, and coastal and climate resilience.

Requests for proposals

Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023

Accepting proposals from artists to develop and implement an artistic project in collaboration with an estuarine community in order to, in a culturally competent manner, promote dialogue, increase environmental awareness, and facilitate positive change towards the restoration and conservation of  the estuarine ecosystem and a resilient watershed.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Accepting proposals from individuals and expert organizations to develop and implement an economic valuation study to help determine the current economic value of the San Juan Bay Estuary. The results of the study will serve as an additional tool to advocate with public and private entities on the importance of restoring and conserving this ecosystem and achieving greater mobilization of resources for this purpose.

Water Quality Day 2023

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

This month of March 2023, we have scheduled face-to-face training workshops.  In these workshops we will inform you about the registration process, monitoring kit, data collection and everything you need to make your monitoring activity a success. The dates and locations of the workshops will be as follows:

  • Saturday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.:
    • at the Inter-American University, Fajardo Campus and
    • in La Goyco Community Workshop, Santurce.
  • Saturday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.:
    • in Jaime Benítez Park, Laguna del Condado.
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.:
    • at the Inter-American University, Bayamón Campus.

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Weekly water quality monitoring

Evaluation conducted on Thursday, March 2, 2023.  We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. The map identifies stations that exceeded the water quality parameter for enterococci (70 CFU/100mL). We recommend avoiding direct contact with these bodies of water during rainfall events (and at least 48 hours after rainfall).

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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