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Invest in WMG’s youth training today. Your gift will be doubled!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Goodwill to provide weekly job training for youth getting back on their feet after a troubled past and juvenile detention. We love giving these youth a second chance and teaching them skills to make our communities better.

When you invest in WMG, you fund our hands-on, life-transforming work with children, teens, and adults. Will you make a gift today to support our new youth job training and other innovative educational programs?

Our goal is to raise $70,000 this month. A loyal supporter has offered $32,000 in matching funds to help us get there, but we need your support to achieve our goal!

Your donation has tangible results:

$25 pays for educational signage at a public rain garden
$50 pays for a water-harvesting workshop for an elementary school class
$100 subsidizes the cost to run a Co-op workshop with a low-income family
$250 subsidizes the cost to run a green job training for youth
$500 funds new educational videos & guides—and their translation into Spanish
$1,000 funds a WMG expert to participate in stakeholder groups to advocate for green technology, sound water policy, and conservation rebates

All donations are valued at WMG. Thank you for giving.


Lisa Shipek
Executive Director

P.S. All donations in July will be doubled. Your gift of $50 will become $100 to support our programs. Make your gift today.

Growing Roots With You: 2013 Annual Report

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copy of our 2013 Annual Report

WMG Offers You Our Water Harvesting Certification Course x2

Watershed Management Group is excited to bring our Water Harvesting Certification course to two great cities this fall! Spread the word.

2014 courses offered:

We're coming to Albuquerque, NM, September 15 – 21, 2014. Register here. Early registration discount through July 18th.

Or join us for the course in Tucson, AZ, November 17 23, 2014. Register here.  Early registration discount through September 26th.

This 7-day intensive program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting in the nation. Join our list of Certified Practitioners to integrate new skills and knowledge into your practice, educational, or advocacy work.Brad Lancaster teaches students in the Water Harvesting Certification course about proper planting techniques and mulching.

This unique course includes hands-on training through actual implementation of a rain garden, plastic rain tank, and a laundry greywater system. Instructors will include author Brad Lancaster, WMG co-founder Catlow Shipek, and Sante Fe based permaculture & water harvesting designer Jeff Adams.Certification will demonstrate to employers and clients that you have received a thorough training and has demonstrated a mastery of essential core concepts in the topics outlined in the curriculum. Jump start your water-harvesting career with us. Learn more about the course here.

Students in the Water Harvesting Certification review site plans and water budgets.

Your Guide to Healthy Soils is Here!

Dig in to the newest edition of A Watershed Moment for all you ever wanted to know about how to build healthy soils and reduce your contribution to the waste stream.

Click here to download our Spring 2014 newsletter, and visit our Soil Stewards page for more great resources and videos.


Waste Not! Transform your waste into soil, water, and energy.

Check out our latest video on YouTube. We're excited to bring you this short, fun, educational video about rethinking wastes all around youfeaturing Brad Lancaster.

Please help us by sharing Waste Not! widely. The video is a great educational resource for high school and university classrooms, conferences, film festivals, and community workshops.

Thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for providing grant funding to support this video and our other Soil Steward program activities. For more information and resources, visit our Soil Stewards webpage.

Join Us for Free Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Classes

Let us help you get the most out of the Tucson Water rebates! Watershed Management Group offers the free educational session required to receive residential rainwater-harvesting system rebates from Tucson Water.

Upcoming classes:

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2 5pm.
Register here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:30 8:30pm. New time!
Register here.

The Tucson Water rebate will reimburse up to $2,000 for residential rainwater-harvesting systems. This includes systems installed through our Co-op. To qualify for the rainwater harvesting rebate the system must have been installed after September 27, 2011. You must attend one of the City of Tucson's educational classes for the rainwater rebate. This class fulfills the educational requirement for this rebate. 

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