New Projects Ridge to Reefs is Working on:
Ridge to Reefs has been awarded funds through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for Accelerating Water Quality Improvements in the Nanticoke through Targeted & Innovative Agricultural Practices
Ridge to Reefs will be part of the collaborating team which will be developing the new Northeast Ecological Corridor Natural Reserve Integrated Watershed Management Plan in Puerto Rico.
RTR has been awarded an National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant for Seagrass Restoration on the South Coast of Puerto Rico.
-Ridge to Reefs has been awarded an National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Coral Reef Conservation Grant to implement Green Infrastructure Stormwater Practices in the Guanica, Malecon area in Puerto Rico.
-Ridge to Reefs partners with French company Ecocean and other local partners including the Institute for Socio-Ecological Research (ISER) on proposals to increase fish populations of key grazer species including: parrotfish and higher level predators in marine protected areas -- using innovative post larval capture, rearing and release methods -- effectively by-passing the most vulnerable larval stage where over 95% of larvae are lost.
-RTR is working with students from University of Puerto Rico and the student chapter Cesam to monitor water quality and sediment transport impacting coral reef and sea grasses in Culebra.
- Waiting on final permitting to build close to 6 acres of constructed treatment wetlands at the Guanica sewage treatment plant to reduce Nitrogen and other pollutants to Guancia Bay and the nearshore reefs.