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WMG's 2017 Annual Report
Learn how WMG is working to restore rivers through rain & stormwater harvesting, and creating community through project collaborations! Read all about it. 
Learn how to conserve water & create a lush Sonoran landscape!
Our popular water harvesting series is coming to Phoenix! Join us every Wednesday in August from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Burton Barr Central Library to soak up all the water harvesting knowledge you need to create a water-wise oasis at your home. Join for your favorite session or attend the entire 5-part series to build a comprehensive site plan to save water and money. Visit our webpage for more...
Nuestras resoluciones suenan! Y estamos incrementando la diversidad de la comunidad de WMG. Aquí unas palabras de nuestros amigos.
We're working to restore heritage flow to Tucson's rivers & streams. Watch this video, get inspired & join us! Become a member of the River Run Network.
We're honoring women’s contributions as part of our We Are One Watershed campaign. Kudos to Julia Jones, one of WMG’s interns, for putting together this video as an homage to all our water-loving women.  
WMG AZ Gives Transforming the Valley
Check out our latest video highlighting the life-changing work we're doing in the Phoenix metro area. Recent climate conversations have been calling Phoenix the "world's least sustainable city," yet WMG is leading the way to create a water-wise oasis in the desert. Our Green Living Co-op, Public Demonstration Sites, Cruise the Canals, Valley Docents, and Hydrate the Valley programs are all...
TODAY! Tuesday, April 3 - WMG needs your help to raise the most dollars ($75,000) we’ve ever raised in one day. It’s Arizona Gives Day, and you’re invited to our 24 hour campaign shin-dig! Support WMG's life-changing programs and pre-schedule your gift at AZGives.org.We're going big, and we’re throwing parties in two happening cities, Tucson and Tempe! Check 'em out:AZ Gives...
We Are One Watershed
Check out our latest video, celebrating all we’ve accomplished together as part of WMG's We Are One Watershed campaign. Launched just a year ago, we’re proud to say that we're rocking our resolutions! Support WMG's life-changing programs by joing our monthly giving program.
Photo by Julius Schlosburg
On Sunday, Feb. 11, we celebrated the delicious shade of mesquite with top-notch pancakes, syrups made from local fruits, and delicious coffee, tea, and orange juice. The event also featured a robust schedule with live music, demonstrations, presentations and children's activities. Photos by Julius Schlosburg.Check out the photo gallery!
Cruise the Canal with WMG
Did you know that we have a satellite office in the Phoenix Valley? Our staff members up there, Ryan Wood and Ryan Mores, are working hard to engage  our neighbors to the north to "Green the Valley."They collaborate with community members and organizations on co-ops and events - including the monthly Cruise the Canal bicycle tours! If you have...
The cover of our Winter 2018 Newsletter features artwork by Dennis Caldwell.
WMG is keeping busy working toward water security for our desert communities! Within the pages of this newsletter, we share our recent watershed moments - from winning a local nonprofit competition on the River Run Network and our new Rainwater Harvesting Grant & Loan Program, to WMG's work in the Phoenix Valley, plus a handy-dandy Landowner's Guide to River Restoration, and more!  ...
Art by Dennis Caldwell, Caldwell-Design.com
From #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28 and through the end of the 2017, WMG supporters donated $42,000 to our nonprofit. This imperative support ensures our essential programs like WMG's Green Living Co-ops, River Run Network, and free, educational classes at the Living Lab and Learning Center can serve more people in 2018.With the fiscal donations from our donors and business sponsors, WMG is growing...
We’re celebrating 2017 with our annual tradition of sharing the Top Ten Reasons To Give to WMG! WMG’s Top Ten10. 2017 is the Year of the Nasty Woman. Women are marching in the streets, and our ladies are #IAmANastyWomanBecause they use all the tools at our Women's Build Workshops!9. Ed Sheeran may be in love with the "Shape of You," but at WMG we're in love with the shape of your...
WMG remade the most iconic song of 2017, a Latin sensation that reminded us to enjoy life a bit more slowly, Despacito! Our music video honors all the creeks and rivers we're working to restore, and the joy that comes from the journey. Despacito inspires us to capture the rain, slow it down, and sink it into the ground, so we can restore our rivers, pasito a pasito, bit by bit. Share our video,...
Join WMG as a water conservation steward!
WMG Phoenix is still accepting applicants for our inaugural Valley Docent program starting March 2018. Docents have the opportunity to work with WMG to promote our mission and be water conservation stewards in the broader community.The program includes classroom training, hands-on workshops, and special tours to build skills in the areas of green infrastructure, natives plant species, public...
Gambel's Quail
You can give a gift with lasting impact this holiday season. Give a gift donation OR an on-site water harvesting consultation to invest in community conservation programs that will give back for years to come. If you do, we will send your gift recipient a beautiful Gambel's quail family card to notify them of your gift, along with our latest newsletter. Those who receive gift donations will also...
We're all smiles about the River Run Network winning the SVP Tucson Award!
Our Executive Director Lisa Shipek clinched the top $10,000 prize on Nov. 9, 2017 with her pitch on WMG's River Run Network - a win for Tucson's community, our future water security, and for the flora and fauna that depend on flowing rivers and streams!Learn more and check out the photo gallery.
Less than a year after Watershed Management Group (WMG) launched the River Run Network – a 50 year vision and movement to restore Tucson’s heritage of flowing creeks and rivers – the organization’s Executive Director Lisa Shipek won the ultimate prize (the SVP Tucson Award of $10,000) at the Social Venture Partners Tucson Fast Pitch event on Nov. 9, 2017 at Downtown’s Leo Rich Theatre. Watch the...
Passive and active rain harvesting.
Everyone should be able to harvest rainwater at home! Rainwater harvesting installations are affordable and simple through our Grant and Loan program paired with our Design Build and Co-op programs.Limited-income households can apply for grants and loans to cover the costs of rainwater harvesting installations. WMG is offering a comprehensive program providing a free on-site consultation with...
Joaquin Murrieta-Salvidar, Ecología Cultural
Watershed Management Group ofrece clases y tours en Español en su oficina central, ubicada en 1137 N. Dodge Blvd, con el fin de expandir su alcance en la comunidad.Esta organización sin fines de lucro ofrece recorridos informativos de su Laboratorio Viviente y Centro de Aprendizaje, que es la crema y nata de sitio demostrativo y sobrepasa por mucho las mejores prácticas de LEED (Liderazgo en...
All Souls Procession, photo by Sky Jacobs
Sonoran Institute & Watershed Management Group Join Forces to Honor the Santa Cruz River for the All Souls Procession on Sunday, Nov. 5 This year, the All Souls Procession announced a new route on the westside of downtown Tucson along the “Ghost River,” with the procession that honors death establishing a new route to honor the dry wash that was once an above-ground flowing river – the Santa...
Come explore one of Tucson's streamsheds, Arroyo Chico, in the heart of midtown. WMG's River Restoration Biologist, Trevor Hare, will lead a nature walk along the Arroyo Chico section still in it's natural form, near Reid Park. Trevor will share the juicy details of this urban arroyo's flora, fauna, and role in recharging our groundwater. We'll be exploring a 1/4 mile of this creek along dirt...
Between our new donors, loyal donors, business sponsors, board members and staff, we are proud to announce that we exceeded our $70,000 fundraising goal over the last month for a total of $70,168!We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for our community-building, educational, and landscape-transforming programs that reach across a wide spectrum of residents, businesses, and...
Tackling Water Equity Together
WMG is proud to both serve and represent our community on watershed issues that are deeply pressing to our community and of upmost concern to our society. Water equity is a critical issue of the 21st century, painfully apparent through current events such as the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the mega droughts and water shortages in the Colorado River watershed, and Standing Rock’s...

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