Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cleaning Rincón Puerto Rico's Marine Reserve

February 17th, 2009

en español

Offshore work day #9

Today Dr. Luis Feliú and Dra. Nicole Hoover, owners of chiropractic practices in Rincón and Aquadilla called 'Pura Vida: Salud en Familia, enjoyed a morning on the water helping beautify the reefs of Rincón's marine reserve. The conditions were excellent and allowed us get some quality work done. We found and removed 3 tires, a block, some plastic debris, and located a derelict 'yola.' We were unable to remove the yola but did mark it with a GPS waypoint so when conditions allow we can return to it and remove it. Considering the swell that we are getting it will be interesting to see if it remains in the spot that we found it. I want to thank the volunteers for coming out and helping in this community effort today. To date, we have had 94 volunteers help clean the reefs of Rincón in the last 6 months!

Contact me (Wess Merten) at 401-258-4627 or siestasyolas6@aol.com for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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