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Estuario Weekly Update

Estuarine greetings! Tomorrow, Saturday, June 1st, is National Paths Day. Celebrate in one of the green spaces of the SJBEP’s Urban Forest Network! Whether it’s on the boardwalk at the Piñones State Forest, the trails of the Doña Inés Park Arboretum or in that natural space near your home. Learn more about the Urban Forest Network at

There is also a self-guided trail in the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve, created by eagle scout Joaquin Perez, Bayamón Troop 25 of the Boy Scouts of America. It contains an informative catalogue of the most common vegetation in the Reserve. Take the opportunity to see it during the Family Day!

Family Day at Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve

Celebrate Dad this Saturday, June 1st! Everyone is invited. We will have the following activities:

  • Kayak tour (specific terms apply) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sports activity for dad at 4:00 p.m.
  • Scavenger hunt (with Green Contact hours) at 5:00 p.m.
  • Endemic Birds Workshop (with Green Contact hours) at 6:00 p.m.

See more information at:

After the endemic birds workshop, Cine del Estuario presents: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse; at 7:00 p.m. in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. The film will be screened in Spanish, with English subtitles. As always, this feature will be free of cost. Bring your blanket or chair!

Estuarine Professional Training Workshops for Educators

Sign up today! The San Juan Bay Estuary Partnership invites educators of all levels to participate in the 2024 Estuarine Professional Training Workshop Series. We will have the following workshops:

Green Estuary: Discovering the Biodiversity of Urban Forests; Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Blue Estuary: Coastal Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Water Quality; Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Both workshops will be held in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. Concepts of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, their biodiversity and conservation will be discussed.

A certificate of contact hours will be given to those who participate in the entirety of each workshop (2.5 hours). Sign up today, at

Dive into the coral reef

In celebration of Coral Reef Week and World Oceans Day, Estuario invites you to the workshop: Dive into the Coral Reef: Biodiversity, Conservation and Resilience; with the marine biologist, Daritzel Cintrón and the geographer, Eliezer Nieves.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Jaime Benítez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. Don’t miss it!

We will certify Green Contact Hours. Register at:

Citizen Scientists Certification

Coastal Resilience Module:

Water Quality Monitoring Module:

Volunteers Wanted for Recycling Stations

The community campaign, Que no toque el piso ni llegue al agua, is looking for volunteers to manage the Tito Matos Fest recycling stations at Taller Comunidad La Goyco, on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. The hours will count as a field trip for the Microplastics Characterization and Reduction module of Estuario’s Citizen Scientists Certification. See the available shifts and register today, here.

Prepare for this hurricane season

Get ready for this hurricane season. Download the Estuarine Hurricane Community Preparedness Guide and follow its recommendations. The strength and resilience of your community begins at home.

Also visit the Estuario Virtual Community Center, where you’ll find vital information, such as relevant emergency number information and instructions for preparing emergency backpacks.

Don’t get scared! Get prepared.

Weekly Water Quality Monitoring

Evaluation carried out on Thursday, May 30, 2024. We have a RED flag for the Condado Lagoon. We recommend avoiding the areas that exceeded the “Beach Action Value” water quality standard for enterococci of 70 CFU/100 ML. Have a good weekend.

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