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.
International Coastal Cleanup 2022 at Condado Lagoon
Last Saturday, October 29, the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup was held, organized by the Scuba Dogs Society. Estuario joined the event from the South, East and Northeast areas of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve (RNELC). We had the participation of 41 volunteers from the groups Amigos de la Laguna, Troop 240 of Guaynabo, and Plugging PR, among other volunteers. A total of 13 bags were collected across the coastline. Thanks to all the volunteers who joined!
See the photo gallery here.
Certification for Citizen Scientists
A new round of introductory workshops for certification in water quality monitoring, microplastic characterization and reduction, participatory bird censuses and coastal resilience modules begins.
Don’t miss the workshop: Introduction to water quality monitoring; Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 6:30PM-8PM via Zoom. Sign up today, in https://estuario.org/ccc/
Oportunidades de empleo
Cine del Estuario returns Saturday, December 3, 2022
On Saturday, November 5, 2022, we will not have a Cine del Estuario feature presentation.
Cine del Estuario returns on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Jaime Benitez Park of the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve. See you then!
Estuario Summit 2022
The Estuario Summit 2022 is an event organized by our Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Through this congregation, 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 eventwill be held on November 15, 16 and 17, 2022, from 8:30AM-5PM at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and virtually through Zoom.
Sign up 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/.
Weekly water quality monitoring
Evaluation conducted on Thursday, November 3, 2022. We have a GREEN flag for the Condado Lagoon Natural Estuarine Reserve and nearby beaches. However, this weekend a system with a high probability of precipitation is approaching, so we recommend avoiding direct contact with water bodies during the rain event and at least 48 hours after it has 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/.