This Story Map shows an overview of the Rio Loco Watershed/Guánica Bay (RL/GB) watershed initiative and the efforts implemented by federal and local partners to restore and conserve the watershed ecosystem.
This project was developed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southeast Region in collaboration with U.S. Coral Reef Task Force - Sunia Coral Reef Conservation Internship Program.
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About the Watershed
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Partnership Accomplishments 2010 - 2014
Total Contributions: $7,280,570
*Coral Reef Task Force Partnership Initiative: funds from NOAA, USDA, FWS, and NFWF
**Coral Reef Conservation Program: funds from NFWF, NOAA, and FWS
- 3,310 acres restored to reduce erosion and sediment in the Coffee Region
- Total agroforestry practices (conversion of shade coffee plantation) 600 acres with 25,336 native trees delivered to over 50 farms
- 20 acres restored using the hydroseeding techniques on 7 farms
- 6,600 linear feet of irrigation water conveyance
- 4 irrigation Water Reservoirs
- 3 sediments and runoff control basin
- 8,880 linear feet of open channels
- Restoration of Guanica Lagoon (in progress) and Guanica Treatment Wetlands (in progress)