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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Test Results 5 25 2010




For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at salvatrespalmas@surfrider.org
Surfrider Foundation Rincon



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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Test Results 5 18 2010





Steve Tamar, the director of Blue Water Task Force associated with Surfrider Foundation Rincon, loads the 'Ultimo Brinco' sample into the quanti-tray sealer machine in preparation of incubation. Samples are collected and analyzed every Tuesday by Steve and a host of other volunteers.

For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at salvatrespalmas@surfrider.org

Surfrider Foundation Rincon

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Test Results 5 11 2010





We would like to thank La Paz Yoga and Pilates studio in Rincon, PR, Roderick and Beth Rogers, and Rescate Playas Isabela for becoming 'Partners for Clean Water' and 'Adopting a Beach.' Your generous donations unites us as stronger advocates for clean water and allows us to continuing sampling local and regional water sources to investigate sources of land-based sources of pollution.


For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at salvatrespalmas@surfrider.org

Surfrider Foundation Rincon

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Adopt-a-Beach!

Surfrider Foundation Rincon's ‘Adopt-a-Beach’ Program

Synopsis - As part of Surfrider Nationals campaign ‘Know your H20’ and Blue Water Task Force Program, Surfrider Foundation Rincón is working to improve regional water quality by monitoring local fresh water outflows, streams/rivers, wells, and beaches for fecal contamination. However, we need monetary help in order to achieve our mission, goals, and objectives. Your business can help our chapter, the community, and the region by contributing to our program by ‘Adopting a Beach or Quebrada.’

Mission - To improve regional water quality.

Goal - To monitor freshwater outflows, streams/rivers, wells, and beaches for fecal contamination.

Objectives - (1) Notify the public of contamination events, (2) identify sources of water pollution, (3) provide results to regional and state administrators, (4) Improve regional water quality.


Figure 1. Current Blue Water Task Force monitoring sites. Each of the above sites will be monitored on a fixed weekly schedule every Tuesday starting April 27th, 2010.

How can my business help? Your business can help our chapter obtain the supplies and cover the overhead (i.e. lab space) involved in orchestrating and maintain our water quality monitoring program.

How will my contribution be spent? How ever you want! You tell us. If you want to provide money to sample a beach near your business, or if you want to sample a local stream just let us know and we will get it underway. (For more details see Fig. 2 below and program costs in Appendix I)

How does the program operate? The program operates through grassroots activism. All the samples will be collected by trained volunteers and analyzed by our program director, Steve Tamar. Results will be analyzed with UPRM biologists, disseminated to the public, and to local and regional agencies.

How will my business benefit from contributing? Your business will benefit directly through advertisements and from improved regional water quality.

Sounds great! Who can I make my check payable to? Surfrider Foundation Rincon!
Be sure to check out other chapter related programs, events, and information at www.surfrider.org/rincon!


Figure 2. Current and proposed program expansion to the neighboring municipalities of Aquada and Añasco. Other potential sampling sites can be seen in Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 below indicated by the box inset.

For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at stevetamar@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Test Results 5 4 2010






Above is a photo of Denise Nieves taking a sample from Steps beach on May 3rd 2010. Thanks Denise!

For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at stevetamar@yahoo.com

Monday, May 3, 2010

Test Results for April 27th 2010





Above is a photo of a group of local high school students who helped us sample Steps Beach. Thanks for your help!



In the photo above Roger Galloza returns from collecting a water sample near the Rio Grande de Rincon outflow.

For more information about our water quality monitoring program please click here.

For more information, or to volunteer to assist with this program, please contact Steve at stevetamar@yahoo.com, or the chapter at salvatrespalmas@surfrider.org