Jaime Benitez Park Vegetative Material Removal

Programa del Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan / Jaime Benitez Park Vegetative Material Removal

SJBEP staff with the help of volunteers and community members worked at Jaime Benitez Park to remove vegetative material and prevent it from getting to the sewerage. This action helped improve the water flow toward the sewage, therefore preventing flooding and public health problems. This activity resulted coverage from the local newspapers Metro Puerto Rico (in an article called Estuario redobla esfuerzos tras el paso del Huracán María) and El Vocero (in an article titled Renace el Estuario de la Bahía de San Juan). Both highlighted SJBEP’s new initiative called Estuario Revive, where weekly monitoring of water quality, removal of debris and community support will take the center stage to help communities recover after the direct hit of Hurricane Maria on the island.


The San Juan Bay Estuary Program is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that designs, implements, and keeps track of restoration actions in order to improve the quality of waters and associated ecosystems within the San Juan Bay Estuary system and its watershed. The Program engages citizens, visitors and tourists, and partners with the government, private, scientific, academic and community sectors.