Media Field Trip

SJBEP staff took various media outlets on a field trip to see firsthand the impact that Hurricane Maria had on the estuary ecosystems. This trip resulted in an article published on the local newspaper Metro Puerto Rico. The title was Manglares: barrera protectora contra huracanes. The article covers the importance of the estuary as a natural barrier in case of natural hazards like hurricane María. It also resulted in coverage from local news stations WAPA and Telemundo.


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.