Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Highlights for the week ending July 23rd

7.18.2016, Our Visitor Center has a new exhibition:
We opened our Visitor Center's new photo collection. The exhibition "Communities & Nature: Collection of Estuarine images" currently features four impressive community photos, taken by AmeriCorps VISTA Alumn Joselín E. Ramírez, in the Piñones area.


Urban ecological wealth
Our Science Director Jorge Bauza, Ph.D, published a column in the El Nuevo Dia newspaper this week. The article, published on July 22nd, focused on the ecological wealth of Las Curias Lake.
Link to the column:

July 19th-22nd, Estuarine Water Quality Volunteer Monitoring Program:
This week we held our monthly Water Quality Monitoring event.  Dozens of volunteers cooperated with our Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator, Harold Manrique, sampling water from 24 monitoring stations within the San Juan Bay Estuary watershed.

7.22.2016, Avitourism as an economical alternative:
Our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Laura Fidalgo MSc, gave a workshop about Alvitourism as an economical and ecological alternative in a community of El Caño Martín Peña. Five (5) new ecotourism leaders attended the workshop, which encompassed bird identification, classification and sightings routes.

7.23.2016, Coastal Profile in Piñones Beach:
Continuing our Citizen Science and Dune Restoration initiatives, Ivangs Rivera, MSc, led ten (10) volunteers in the latest monthly beach profile in Piñones. Beach profiles consist of measuring the dunes' heights and depressions and their distance from incoming tide, resulting in a complete terrain delineation of the area. These results are then used to track dune migration in the zone.

Green Flag for the Condado Lagoon:
This week, enterococcus readings for the Condado Lagoon complied with the federal standard. Here's the link to more information:

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