Oral and life History Workshop:
This week we said goodbye to six of our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers. In the last two years these VISTA led us to major environmental, social and economic achievements in the communities of the Estuary. For this special occasion, on July 15th we organized a workshop about oral history and life history provided by historian Ruth García, PH.D. Participants were able to share about their experiences, while learning to build oral histories and life stories through the development of interviews.
Bird Census in Old San Juan:
Last Saturday the Old San Juan was the scenario for dozens of interested volunteers who conduct a bird census. Our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Laura Fidalgo, MSc, showed them the different strategies to locate and identify bird species in the area. Twenty-five volunteers participated and more than a dozen different birds were identified.
The Cone Festival in Las Curias:
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 15, we continued our support of Las Curias communities. We participated in the Cone Festival with an educational booth. Hundreds of neighbors and general public joined us.
Green Flag for the Condado Lagoon:
This week we monitored the Condado Lagoon as part of the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve Enterococcus Monitoring Project. On average the reserve meet the federal standard of 35CFU/100mL reporting a total of 19.16(CFU/100mL),