The coastal areas of Rincón and Añasco, including the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, are under threat.
In a hearing on November 17th, 2009, at the Mayor’s building, the Puerto Rico Planning Board (Junta de Planificacion) presented plans to rezone coastal areas from Puntas in Rincón to Añasco to make way for ‘small’ hotels, parking lots, etc. Below is a map of the plans.
Photo: Above is an example of one of the areas under threat. The photo represents the land adjacent to the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, in Rincon, Puerto Rico where the planning board is seeking to change the zoning to allow small hotels and other unknown concrete structures to be built.
Click here for the map of the planning boards plans.
Further below, the map is broken down into smaller components; under each image there is a link to a pdf. Here you can view the images in higher resolution.
Take action by sending a comment to the JP through our Action Alert.
Additionally, you can submit comments in two other ways:
1. electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. and most effectively by mail to
Hector Morales Vargas, Chairman of Junta de Planificacion
Loida Soto Nogueres, Secretary of Junta de Planificacion
Puerto Rico Planning Board
PO Box 41119
San Juan, PR 00940-1119
Click here to download and print a letter to be sent to the JP.
Please submit your comments about preserving Rincón and Añasco ‘s natural resources, and the precious Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, for generations to come.
Area under consideration
Puntas to Domes
Marias to the Marina