Protectores de Cuencas,
Reduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef and other coastal ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico FY-2015: Final Report
NOAA, NMFS, Office of Habitat Conservation; Protectores de Cuencas
"The purpose of this Project was to implement three high priority Land Based Sources of Pollution (LBSP) restoration projects identified in the Culebra Watershed Management Plan (WMP), and to monitor performance of one of the installations. These projects have utilized green infrastructure practices to intercept stormwater runoff and utilize plants, soils, and natural processes to filter and reduce runoff pollution. Efforts to support and implement the Culebra Community Watershed Action Plan for Coral Reefs and Water Quality has led to unprecedented collaborations between the Municipality of Culebra, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, local organizations, and the community in general. As part of the funding cycle from NOAAs Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, and in collaboration with the Horsley Witten Group (HWG) and the USFWS, Protectores de Cuencas (PDC) carried out three high priority projects in Culebra to stabilize unpaved roads and to restore and protect coastal ecosystems."
FY15; CRCP Project ID: 30033; Project Title: Reducing LBSP threats from unpaved roads on Culebra Island; Principal Investigator: Lisa Vandiver