The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

In an effort to protect Puerto Rico’s rich marine biodiversity, some of the healthiest elkhorn corals, and the surf that breaks over them, the Reserva Marina Tres Palmas (RMTP) was established in January 2004. This marine reserve, the first on the mainland of Puerto Rico, was established through a community-driven effort. The Chapter has a seat on the RMTP Management Board as a local Non-profit Org. Since the explosion of tourism in the mid 1960s, Rincón has experienced strong social and economic changes. Formerly a people devoted to agriculture and …