Tracking System

PI-2 - In Progress

Action ID PI-2

Action Post educational and interpretive signs at highly visible, heavy traffic areas throughout the sjbe watershed to educate the public on the system?s components, functions and values

Schedule Mid-Term

Status In Progress

Update

Update July, 2017: The SJBEP worked to have flags installed in the Condado Lagoon to be able to access the water conditions. Additionally, we worked on posting several signs all over the estuary. Our most recent accomplishment was being able to have the estuary participate in a environmental climate exhibition in the Aeropuerto Luis Muñoz Rivera. In the community, we have worked installing murals and signs in vandalized or regular areas to bring awareness of the Estuary.

Update March, 2012: The SJBEP continues identifying and posting temporary and permanent interpretative signs in strategic sites along the SJBE watershed.  Through meetings held with the communities of the Estuary, the SJBEP has managed to identify several locations of the Estuary that are visually exposed and frequently visited by the public. These sites include the Cucharillas Marsh in Cataño, the Montehiedra Ave. in Caimito, the San Juan Bay area, the new Puente Dos Hermanos, some locations in Santurce, the Condado Lagoon, and the Baldorioty Ave. in San Juan.

Several educational exhibits have been designed and customized for different areas of the SJBE. Following is a list that encompasses all of the major exhibits developed by the SJBEP:

  • Mangrove exhibit (Jaime Benitez Park)
  • Artificial reef exhibit (Condado Lagoon)
  • Estuary’s general information exhibit (Ecoturistic Park in San Juan)
  • Coral reef and other species exhibit (Baldorioty de Castro Ave.)
  • Estuarine species exhibit (yet to be installed in Martí Coll Lineal Park)
  • SJBE’s watershed exhibit (Caimito)
  • SJBEP’s tax refund campaign mesh ()
  • No- fishing signs (Condado Lagoon)
  • Estuarine educational exhibit (Cucharillas’ marsh walking trail)
  • Estuarine zone identification labels (Caribe Hilton)
  • Estuary’s general information (Dos Hermanos new bridge)
  • Manatee exhibition (San Juan’s Nautical Club)
  • Estuary’s general information (Aqua Expreso facilities in Old San Juan’s Harbor)

Every single one of the educational exhibits described in PI 2.2 has been installed, except the one in Dos Hermanos Bridge, Martí Coll and the Aqua Expreso.

Some of our educational exhibits including those in Jaime Benitez Park, San Juan’s Eco-Touristic Park, Condado Beach, Cucharilla’s marsh, and Martí Coll Lineal Park have been used by our outreach coordinator in guided tours and talks.  The mesh on our tax return campaign was complemented by a public service campaign in the local media (January 2011).  Televised and newspaper media has covered the SJBEP’s educational exhibits at its press conferences.

Update January 2010: The SJBEP installed educational displays in the following areas during 2007-2009: Paseo Lineal Enrique Marti Coll (general information on SJBE); Adolfo Dones Park (guanhumi Cardisoma species); Jaime Benitez Condado Lagoon Park (on the red mangrove planting project), linear walking area at the Baldorioty de Castro Avenue (on fish and corals); and the sandy beach of the Condado Lagoon near Conrad Codado Plaza Hotel (sidewalk coral reefs).

The educational exhibit area at the Marti Coll (beside Acuaexpreso) in under National Parks Company administration and is deteriorating rapidly. Urgent maintenance is needed.

Previous update:  The SJBEP has been responsible for the posting educational signs in visible areas along the SJBE watershed.


Strategies  
PS-2.1 Identify areas where SJBE tributaries and waterbodies are visually exposed and frequented by the public
PS-2.2 Design and produce educational and informational signs which identify components of the sjbe system, highlight the functions and values of the system, and encourage conservation. Signs should differ in content according to the specific characteristics of each particular area.
PS-2.3 Install sings at selected sites and provide maintenance or replacement as required.
PS-2.4 Publicize the presence of the signs and promote their use as educational resources and as supplements to recreational and ecotourism activities.

Date Created 02 Mar 2006

Last Update 31 July 2017

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