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Final Days of the Campaign—Celebrate with Us!

We’ve been celebrating all month because one of our donors pledged a $32,000 matching gift. Will you celebrate with us and enjoy the giving bounty by making a donation to Watershed Management Group today?

We get excited about donations because donations fund all our kick-butt programs, which mean more amazing opportunities for you and your neighbors. With just 5 minutes of your time today, you can invest in education that will last a lifetime through our Schoolyard program and Green Living Co-op.

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.

With your help, our educational efforts become on-the-ground action. Together we accomplish real results with real integrity. We work hard to make sure everything we teach and build is based in sound science and appropriate for the local community. And we work closely with policy makers to ensure sustainable initiatives can be scaled up city or region-wide.

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.


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!

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, August 21, 2014
5:30 8:30pm
  Class Full!
Register here.

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. 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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