We Need Your Help
Although everyone sinks or swims at their personal level, when lives are at risk, a forward thinking community comes up with answers, rising up and taking action before tragedy has the chance to strike again.
Arrecife Condado is a non-profit corporation proposing one such answer through the creation of an artificial reef for the benefit of Condado beaches.
WHAT IS ARRECIFE CONDADO?
Arrecife Condado, Inc. is a non-profit corporation arising from a community of concerned San Juan citizens who have come together on a voluntary basis in a concerted search for an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution to a situation that affects all of us: how to make the Condado beaches experience a safer one for all beach goers, restore and increase the marine bio-diversity of the area and protect the beach from increased erosion caused by the seasonal marine weather patterns and sea level rise.
We’d like you to join our efforts and help make this donations/private funds-based/pilot project a reality because this program benefits all of us.
As a volunteer group, we aim to create as much awareness as possible for this cause in order to build our ranks. The sooner other residents and entities learn about us and choose to support the Arrecife Condado pilot project, the sooner the submerged artificial reef & marine habitat will be in place in the beach front area of the La Concha and Marriott hotels, approximately 150 meters offshore, preserving the beachs natural beauty and form and avoiding hardening of the shoreline. The reef will make the area safer from hazardous rip tide and cross-currents and hopefully eliminate the monthly average of 10-12 near-drowning incidents.
ARRECIFE CONDADO, INC OUR FOREMOST INITIAL GOAL IS THREE-PRONGED:
- Saving lives by making the beach a safe one.
- Restoring and increasing marine life by creating new habitats for multiple species.
- Protecting the beach from coastal erosion.
SECONDARY GOALS INCLUDE
- Developing and promoting low impact recreational activities in the reefs vicinity.
- Protecting and endorsing sustainable financial development and employment by reverting beach asset degradation in areas adjacent to the proposed artificial reef.
- Serving as a pilot project and model for other island beaches with similar dangerous currents.
HOW IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN?
The construction phase calls for selecting large boulders of specific types of rock weighing from 7-10 tons each from a Puerto Rico quarry and transporting them on a barge with a crane to the site and submerging them pursuant to the final design approved by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Natural en Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico.
Arrecife Condado, Inc. is open to all citizens of Puerto Rico, entities and organizations willing to join this community/volunteer based effort and pilot project. We will welcome you into our group for hands on support in terms of volunteer work, educating the community and helping raise funds to pay for the permitting process needed for its completion and its final design and construction.