The San Jose estuary, located next to the old and now closed Hotel El Presidente intercontinental, has suffered major blows in the past. Some because of natural phenomena and others caused by human hands and heavy equipment. It is San Jose’s most important body of water and home to dozens of endemic species and shelter to migrating birds every year. Yet overflowing from the nearby sewage treatment plant affects it constantly and the federal government is yet to fix that problem. Now the city has announced an investment of $65,000 for maintenance, vigilance, clean-up efforts and signals all around to create awareness among the visitors and locals.