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Just $10,000 Needed to Reach Our Goal! Will You Give Today?

Thank you to all the wonderful WMG supporters who have brought us this far! Now we need just a few more of you to take us the rest of the way. Please make a donation to Watershed Management Group today. You can help us reach our goaland your donation will be doubled by a matching gift from a generous donor!

Your donation funds pioneering initiatives like our youth green job training with Goodwill; the new Monsoon Squad—the front-line defense for our public rain gardens; and our new Green Streets initiatives all over the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Your support takes our educational efforts and turns them into on-the-ground action. Together we accomplish real results with real integrity. We can’t do this work without you! If you have any questions about our work or about making a gift, please contact me at 520-396-3266.

Sincerely,

Lisa Shipek
Executive Director

P.S. Want to make a bigger splash? Join our Stewardship Circle or become a monthly donor. All gifts will be doubled!

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.

Growing Roots With You: 2013 Annual Report

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copy of our 2013 Annual Report

Watershed Management Group's 2013 Annual Report honors our roots in the communties where we work.

Our 10-year anniversary year was a great one, and we’re excited to share with you our 2013 Annual Report, Growing Roots.

School Grants Available for Water Harvesting and Urban Wildlife Habitat

Watershed Management Group is pleased to offer grant funding for schools to participate in our Schoolyard Water Conservation Education Program. This grant opportunity is open to schools in Tucson and Metro Phoenix.

As part of the application process, at least one school representative is required to attend our School Grant Workshop. The school representative should be the teacher applying; school administrators and parent volunteers are invited to attend as well.  These workshops will cover details about the application and grant funding along with a baseline training in water harvesting and urban wildlife habitat.  Please make sure to register for one of the grant workshops below:

TUCSON - NEW DATE
Sept 16, 2014, from 5:00 7:00 p.m.
WMG's Living Lab & Learning Center
1137 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Register online here.

PHOENIX
August 28, 2014, from 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Primera Iglesia United Methodist Church
701 S 1st St, Phoenix, AZ
Register online here.

Application Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Monday, October 13, 2014. To download the application, click here .

You Can Get Rebates on Greywater Systems—Our Free Class Can Help

Let us help you get the most out of the Tucson Water rebates! Watershed Management Group now offers free educational sessions to help you qualify for Tucson Water's Gray Water Rebate.

Upcoming classes:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:30 7:30 p.m.

Register here.

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, September 4, 2014
2:00 5:00pm

Register here.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
5:30 8:30pm

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.

4th Annual Watershed Management Group Homescape Harvest Tour

Amazing home landscapes throughout Tucson will be open for you to explore at your own pace on our 4th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register here

You'll see well-designed, beautiful, and affordable features to harvest water, energy, and food and get ideas for your dream yard!

Come explore and learn from the homeowners firsthand. Experience rain gardens, cisterns, passive & active solar systems, greywater systems, composting toilets, shady oases, lush food gardens, wildlife habitat, and much more  Practices will range in size and cost, and many sites feature repurposed and recycled materials.

Tickets are $15—or $10 for bicycle riders, public transportation users, and those who carpool. Proceeds directly benefit WMG's Green Living Co-op program.

Register here

After the tour, you won't want to miss WMG's Haunted Harvest Hootenanny—learn more at our Facebook event page! RSVP today, and be sure to invite your friends.

WMG’s 4th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour will feature more homes and perks this year thanks to partners including:

 

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.

 

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