pilot delivery watershed Posts

Rio Grande de Arecibo Watershed Factoids Published Every #WatershedWednesday

Every Wednesday the CLCC publishes Rio Grande de Arecibo factoids as part of #WatershedWednesday. The posts educate CLCC partners and social media followers on the natural and cultural resources present within the CLCC Pilot Delivery Watershed (part of our Landscape Conservation Design efforts). Some factoids touch on management challenges in the watershed that the Cooperative may tackle in the future.

Shared problems require shared solutions. We can achieve a great deal upstream, downstream, and along the coast when acting together rather than trying to act alone. This is particularly true in interconnected systems – and, as you can see by these Watershed Factoids, the health of the Rio Grande de Arecibo Watershed is highly interconnected to the well-being of its citizens, tourists, and industries.


Watershed Factoid #1

May 10, 2017

Watershed Factoid #2

May 17th, 2017

Watershed Factoid #3

May 24, 2017

This factoid is also available in Spanish

Watershed Factoid #4

May 31, 2017

Watershed Factoid #5

June 7, 2017

Watershed Factoid #6

June 14, 2017

Watershed Factoid #7

June 21, 2017

Watershed Factoid #8

28 June 2017

This factoid is also available in Spanish.

New Bird Monitors in CLCC Secondary Pilot Watershed


The Coalition for the Northeast Ecological Corridor installed two bird monitors on Sunday, December 19th, 2017. The Corridor is a nature reserve co-managed by the Coalition and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. it is located on the Northeast Coast of Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Luquillo and Fajardo. The ARBIMON avian monitors are part of a five-year bird study done in conjunction with other activities for the Coalition’s Limit of Acceptable Change Study. Other indicators in the study to be measured include: quantity of trash, crab populations, number of sea-turtle nests.The monitors were placed by Emilio Font, Professor at the University of Turabo and his students Vanessa Canino, Ed López, and Kenneth Torres. Through a CLCC partnership, the Coalition will receive two additional wildlife acoustic monitors, for a total of four bird monitors for the five-year study. The CLCC has an interest in the Northeast Ecological Corridor Nature Reserve since it is within one of the Pilot Delivery Watersheds (Rio Herrera – Cabezas de San Juan).

Photo Credit: Luis Villanueva-Cubero