Brenda Torres, Executive Director, Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary
Both bodies of water are nurseries for many commercial species and are part of the San Juan Bay Estuary
The trip included participation in important forums and meetings, with a diversity of community and professional groups, such as the San Juan Bay Estuary Program, the Caribbean Coral Reef Working Group and the Puerto Rico Industrial Association.
The regional administrator Lopez met with community leaders, scientists and representatives of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program to address the issue of improvements to septic systems.
, prompting the Estuary Program to undertake the project of evaluation and cleaning of septic tanks in two communities in need of service in Catao, " said Brenda Torres Barreto, executive director of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program.
The trip included participation in important forums, with a diverse array of community groups such as the San Juan Bay Estuary program, the Coral Reef Task Force and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association.
Of particular concern were the functioning of septic systems in these regions, which prompted Estuario to undertake a septic tank evaluation and cleanup project in two underserved communities of Catao, said San Juan Bay Estuary Program Executive Director Brenda Torres Barreto.
UU announced today that it has awarded the San Juan Bay Estuary Program $ 152,400 in new funds to support the recovery work following Hurricane Maria and the restoration of the estuary, totaling, to date, the sum of $ 527,400.
"The restoration of the San Juan Bay Estuary and the priority areas, such as the Cano Martin Pena, to restore their optimum status is crucial for the resilience, health and economy of the area," said Pete Lopez, Regional Administrator of the EPA "These funds will help restore the beauty and ecological diversity of the San Juan Bay Estuary, preparing us better for future storms."
Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has provided the San Juan Bay Estuary Program $152,400 in new funding to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts and estuary restoration, bringing the total awarded to-date under this program to $527,400.
Restoration of the San Juan Bay Estuary and priority areas, such as the Cao Martn Pea, to its optimal health is crucial to the areas resiliency, health, and economy, said Pete Lopez, EPA Regional Administrator.
She returned to Puerto Rico to join the San Juan Bay Estuary
Program as a Project Coordinator.