lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

Highlights for the week ending October 15th

Communication Program:
Local newspaper “El Nuevo Día” published an article on October 10th about our new Executive Director, Brenda Torres, MEM & LEED AP. The reporter underlined Brenda Torres’ academic and work experience. Moreover, the article highlighted Mrs. Torres’ vision for the restoration work ahead, ones that focuses on environmental and social justice for the San Juan Bay Estuary watershed. 

Here's the article:

10.15.2016. Education Program
On Saturday, October 17th, SJBEP Education Manager, Javier Cardona, headed several workshops for a group of eighteen (18) teachers. Our Executive Director, Brenda Torres, MEM & LEED AP, opened the estuarine education workshop describing what an estuary is and the importance of the SJBEP. AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, Laura Fidalgo, MSc., walked the audience through the various projects that our organization is currently undertaking. Our historian, Ruth García Ph.D, led a workshop about the communities adjacent to the Martín Peña Channel; their past, current and future challenges. The SJBEP Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator, Harold Manrique, MSc., provided Water Quality sampling exercises in the San Juan Bay.  Lastly, Javier Cardona, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers Laura Fidalgo and Laura Horta, led an educational, social and environmental field trip by the San Juan Bay and La Perla community.

Green Flag for the Condado Lagoon
On Thursday, October 13th the San Juan Bay Estuary Program monitored the Condado Lagoon as part of the Condado Lagoon Estuarine Reserve Enterococcus Monitoring Project. On average the reserve meet the federal standards of 35CFU/100mL reporting a total of 32.21CFU/100mL.
 Link to the report:

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