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.
Estuario Summit 2022
The 2022 Estuario Summit is an event organized by our Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Through this congregation, the STAC seeks to develop a conceptual model of the social-ecological-technological system of the San Juan Bay Estuary as a guide to create conservation, research, water quality monitoring and education programs.
The event will be held on November 15, 16 and 17, 2022, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and virtually by Zoom.
Register today and be part of the conversation. You can also join as a lightning presenter (10 minutes) or event volunteer. More information at https://estuario.org/summit2022/.
Interpretative tour at the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve
Spend some time in an educational setting and with family! The Estuary Education Team invites you to the interpretive tour of the Laguna del Condado Estuarine Nature Reserve, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 8AM-10AM, Register today: https://estuario.org/events/
Certification for Citizen Scientists
The current round of introductory workshops continues, featuring workshops for certification in the modules of water quality monitoring, characterization and reduction of microplastics, participatory bird censuses and coastal resilience.
Don’t miss the next workshop: Introduction to participatory bird censuses; on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 7PM-8PM via Zoom. Sign up today, at https://estuario.org/certification-for-citizen-scientists/
Weekly Water Quality Monitoring
Evaluation conducted Thursday, November 10, 2022. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve and its surrounding beaches. We aways, however, recommend avoiding direct contact with water bodies during rainfall events, and at least 48 hours after the events have passed.
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. 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/.