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Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake BreakfastSunday, March 26, 20179:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1137 N Dodge BlvdIt’s that time again! Come join us for a fun-filled morning as we celebrate the delicious shade of mesquite, pomegranate, olive and other edible native and desert-adapted trees. Enjoy an artisan market and hands-on learning activities as you explore sustainability practices in action at WMG’s...
Living Lab Field Studies: Composting Toilets and HumanureTuesday, February 28, 20175:00 pm – 7:00 pmWMG's Living Lab, 1137 N Dodge BlvdRegister NowThis course will empower you to save water and put "waste" to productive use. Learn how to construct and maintain your own composting toilet on your property, as well as how to safely utilize the finished compost product (humanure) in your...
Water is essential to life. As we enter 2017, I’m calmed by the simple fact that despite our politics, passions, race, religion, or socio-economic status, we are all part of one watershed. The 2017 presidential election fanned the flames of fear and anger, and created uncertainty around the social and environmental issues we care about. Many of us are not sure if our voice matters or how we can...
Thanks for another great year! We’ve loved working alongside you to transform landscapes and inspire friends, families, and neighbors throughout the Southwest. Enjoy our Top 10 Reasons to Give in 2016, ending with #1: the Water MaGicians' hilarious video spoof debut, "WMG Can Work at Your Home”. We're ready to get back to "work" and accomplish even more in 2017.
WMG's "Green Infrastructure for Desert Communities" manual provides information for neighborhood residents, municipal professionals, grassroots advocates and others who seek to implement green infrastructure (GI) strategies in their communities. It offers a neighborhood-centered perspective on GI that is tailored to work with the unique climate conditions of the southwestern US. The guide...
Watershed Management Group has been harvesting water in the Valley of the Sun for 5 years! We're celebrating by counting down to the new year with success stories from each of the past 5 years (6 counting this one), and launching a "5 for 5" campaign to raise $5,000 from Phoenix donors! We need your support to expand our "Hydrate" series, grow our Co-op program, and continue to develop...
Explore the wet, wild, and wonderful watersheds of Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks through WMG’s Get Wet Guide! WMG created a pocket map just for you to visit trailheads, recreation areas, and our personal favorite, swimming holes—all located along or near Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks. The Get Wet guide is packed full of information about local hydrology and wildlife and how each of us can...
Get your feet wet! Be hydro-local and donate local!
Whether our work is creekside in Tucson or at a highly urbanized property in downtown Phoenix, WMG is working with people at their homes to create a groundswell of change for the greater watershed. You can support this critical work today by making a donation to WMG’s year-end fundraising campaign, and join in solidarity with our grassroots hydro-local movement. Our year-end fundraising...
Beautiful bounty of local, organic produce from Sleeping Frog Farms.
You're invited to join us in supporting local farmers and fresh, tasty food through a CSA partnership with Sleeping Frog Farms. Sleeping Frog Farms CSA quick facts Season: 3 months (year-round)Share cost: $300 (cash or check)Weekly share size: 7 itemsPick up: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Living LabParticipating in our CSA is a great way to support local agriculture! For $300...
Dear Readers,WMG launched the concept of hydro-regionalism in 2015 as part of our 50 Year Program to restore regular flow to Tucson’s springs,creeks, and rivers. I’m thrilled to see the concept spread, and just a year later, it has been adopted by the Community Water Coalition (CWC) as one of their policy platforms. WMG’s Catlow Shipek led the development of the platform, with input from CWC’s...
The River Run Network is a group of people working together to restore Tucson's heritage of flowing creeks and rivers. Join today and explore this online platform to learn more about restoration targets, priority actions, and progress towards our goal. Join the River Run NetworkThe River Run Network includes all of the Tucson basin, with a focus on target restoration areas, called...
WMG invites you to celebrate #GivingTuesday at Rainwater on Tap: A Rain-to-Table Happy HourTuesday, November 295:00 – 8:00 p.m.WMG's Living Lab, 1137 N Dodge BlvdOur Living Lab is 100% rainwater supported, and we want you to share our bounty! This Rain-to-Table event features food and drink from some of our favorite local vendors, including Borderlands Brewery, Barrio Bread, EXO Roast Co,...
WMG staff and their bicycles!
We are looking for two dynamic and motivated professionals to join our team and expand WMG's mission.Living Lab Program Coordinator - you will be the lead staff member running the educational programs at the Living Lab and Learning Center.Community Relations & Development Associate - you will work as part of a team to build relationships with donors, volunteers, clients, and partners to...
You are invited to join us for our newest series of classes in Tucson—Living Lab Field Studies—and experience WMG's Living Lab as your living laboratory. You'll learn sustainable desert living skills in a fun, hands-on experience, with access to working systems to improve soil health, care for your urban forest, grow a cornucopia of tasty Sonoran foods, and more.Catlow Shipek will be kicking off...
Buy tickets today!Fall is in the air, and we are super excited to invite you to join one of our most anticipated events of the year—WMG's 6th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour on Saturday, October 1, 2016! We've lined up an A-list of sites with well-designed, beautiful, and affordable features to harvest water, energy, and food.You can spend the day exploring amazing home landscapes throughout Tucson...
WMG is bringing our Green Infrastructure training to the valley and beyond this year—and we started with a March 2016 training to build a demonstration site at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County office in Central Phoenix. With the help of 25 city staff and design professionals from across the Phoenix Valley, we transformed a parking lot median into a water-harvesting rain garden. Check...
WMG's Spring Newsletter "A Watershed Moment" newsletter cover
Dive into WMG's Spring Newsletter to learn all about our Flow 365 plan to restore Sabino and Tanque Verde Creek, our latest policy initiatives, state-wide green infrastructure training, and our recently unveiled master plan for the Living Lab and Learning Center. We also profile two families helping to restore the Tanque Verde Creek in their own backyards.Other stories inside:Pg. 4: Sabino...
Students constructing schoolyard rain garden
The 2016 round of grant funding is now open to proposals for Schoolyard Water Conservation Education Program funding of up to $4000.Create a learning lab–an urban desert oasis at your school–with the implementation of a Rain Garden. This 2016 grant opportunity is a step in the right direction. K-12 schools in the Tucson and Phoenix metro regions can apply.Application Deadline: September...
When we measure the value of Sabino Creek as we would other community assets, such as a bridge or building, we found Sabino Creek has a net value of $146 million – $230 million over a 100-year lifespan! This staggering number was determined by a recent economic analysis conducted by Seattle-based nonprofit Earth Economics in partnership with WMG. The analysis showed that, by a conservative...
As spring makes its slow transition into summer, we finally have a minute to look back on the flurry of fun and excitement of April.At Tanque Verde Flow and Feast on April 2nd, we celebrated our love of flowing desert rivers with a fun and inspiring community event at Tanque Verde Creek. About 200 WMG supporters, Co-op members, and friends joined us for an evening of good food, drinks, poetry,...
“Go Local”—you’ve been hearing this phrase for years now. A locally-focused lifestyle is good for the planet and builds stronger communities. Many of us strive to live by these words by shopping at local businesses, eating local food, and supporting local artists and tradespeople. This makes a lot of sense—and now, Watershed Management Group wants you and your neighbors to “use local water.” Huh?...
Assessing flow in Sabino creek - Fall 2015
Since the 1950s, Lower Sabino Creek has experienced declining groundwater levels and reduced stream flow. As much as we’d like to “wave a wand” and bring back perennial flow to Sabino Creek, a river does not flow by magic. There is hard science involved—so we worked with our partners to develop this flow budget and get a clear picture of the dynamics at work.We may not be magicians, but with our...
You can help us win big for Arizona Gives Day—and bring flow back to our desert rivers.  It’s easy. Just make your donation online now.We’ve set a big goal of raising $70,000 to support our grand vision and pragmatic programs. When you donate to WMG, you support our Hydro-Local approach to meet our communities’ water needs with renewable water supplies while restoring our rivers,...
This 2015 WMG Design Build project transformed a barren lot into a backyard oasis with rain gardens, greywater, and more.
We can transform your desert landscape into a lush oasis. If you are interested in “greening” your property, but you’re not sure where to begin, WMG can help! WMG’s Design Build Service will take your project from dream to reality. Let us help you create a welcoming outdoor living space that harvests water, shades and beautifies your home, and provides habitat for birds and butterflies.Our Design...

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