Boaters Clean Up the San Juan Estuary
An article in Sport Fishing, a sister publication to Yachting, spurred an effort last weekend to clean up the San Juan Estuary in Puerto Rico—where some 500 volunteers picked up 28,000 pounds of trash.
The estuary is a series of lakes and lagoons just minutes away from the international airport at San Juan. It is a beautiful place to go boating and has excellent conditions for fishing, but it is currently marred by large amounts of garbage and solid waste on its shores and in the roots of its mangroves.
Sport Fishing editor Doug Olander encouraged the government and citizens to take action toward conservation, and soon everyone from Univision to The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation was onboard. On March 16, a flotilla of kayaks and boats made its first pass through the estuary to begin cleanup efforts.
Check out the photos, courtesy of the foundation, of all that the first flotilla was able to accomplish.
Photo: Collected trash piled on to the back of boat for transport to a pick up station.
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