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Tucson Conserve to Enhance

Make your water conservation efforts count towards improving local rivers and washes.


Enroll in the C2E program to start tracking your water savings today.

C2E Grants Will Green Your Neighborhood—Apply Today

The Tucson Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program is pleased to announce a new round of Community Enhancement Grants to fund projects that directly benefit a neighborhood’s natural areas and waterways.

For groups with a feasible project, Watershed Management Group can serve as a project partner and fiscal agent to help scope, design, and implement the project. To work with WMG, please contact Kieran Sikdar at awards will range from $2,500 to $7,500. Application deadline: April 13, 2015. To download the grant application, click here. There is a free grant workshop to assist applicants on March 4, from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Ward 6 Community Room, 3202 E 1st St, Tucson. Please RSVP to

Grant funds are available thanks to contributions to the Open Space/Riparian checkbox on the Tucson Water bill and donations from Conserve to Enhance program participants.

C2E Now Enrolling New Participants!

Are you passionate about conserving water? Do you want to take your conservation to the next level and make your water savings really count?

Conserve to Enhance is now enrolling new participants, and we'd like to invite you to join the growing movement to enhance Tucson's rivers and washes.

Here's how it works:

1. Conserve water at your home or business.
2. We track your savings, and you donate the money saved on your water bill.
3. Your donations are used to enhance urban rivers and washes.


Background Information

The Tucson Conserve to Enhance Program is a collaborative program managed and developed by the Sonoran Institute, the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and Watershed Management Group. This program is piloting the Water Resources Research Center's concept. Their research outlines the difficulty in securing water for riparian restoration projects and reviews some current efforts to link individual water users to environmental enhancement.

To Participate

Enrollment is now open for Conserve to Enhance! If you are interested in participating in C2E, please fill out the short survey form here. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. New participants will receive an email notification that they have been enrolled within 2 weeks of completing the survey.

More Information

For more information on this program, please visit or email Brittany at