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Saturday, October 31st @ 10am - 11:30amRegister Here Kick off Halloween with some scary stuff! Join Trevor Hare, WMG's Restoration Director and Cindy Hu, Community and Youth Education Manager as we explore the creepy crawlies of the Sonoran Desert and learn about the role that snakes, lizards, spiders and scorpions play in the world. We invite kids and parent to come in costume and have...
Get 20% off our Project Plan package for greywater and other water harvesting system designs until November 11th***During this time of COVID-19, Project Plans are being offered with new protocol to follow physical distancing guidelines. Our field staff will visit your property wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing. We ask you also wear a mask and keep physical...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pmRegister Here for the zoom link to attend The Santa Cruz River plays a central role in Tucson's food culture. In this interactive panel discussion, we'll learn about the connection of local heritage foods and river flows, past and present, with Jesus Garcia from Mission Gardens, Don Guerra from Barrio Bread, and Brian Wong from BKW...
Leopard Frog
Register HereWe live in an amazing region with some of the wildest plants and critters around! Join Trevor Hare, WMG's Restoration Director and long-time biologist, as we discover the astounding biological diversity of the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. We'll bring plants and animals into your home through our virtual adventure and give your family resources to get out and explore on your...
We want to give a big shout out to the WMG community for helping us raise over $88,000 during our summer fundraising campaign! Donations were matched thanks to a $40,000 matching fund from several WMG Stewardship Circle donors.Western wildfires, climate change, and restoring dried-up rivers can all feel like insurmountable challenges. But when we work together in community, we can each conserve...
Do you remember when our creeks and rivers used to flow? If so, we'd love to hear your stories!We invite you to tell us about yourself, your memories of our creeks and rivers, and share photos or art related to you and your story. WMG hopes to share these stories through our website, print materials, and a future public exhibit. The submission period for this first round of stories will...
We are blown away by the generosity of our donors; you have gotten us so close to our goal! Today is the last day of our summer fundraising campaign, and we have only $3,500 left to raise to reach our $85,000 goal. Please consider donating today, $10, $25, $100, every gift is important to support WMG’s programs.Western wildfires, climate change, and restoring dried-up rivers can all feel like...
In the next three days, we need your help to raise $25,000 and reach our $85,000 summer goal. Will you make a gift today to support WMG’s education and conservation programs? Donations are essential to many WMG programs, including our K-12 student and family programs, and all donations will be doubled through a donor match.Since April, we’ve been focusing our Steward...
Register Join Beto the Beaver & Carmen la Castora to learn all about how they build their dams! These family-friendly bilingual beavers will teach you how beavers are nature’s engineers. Learn how they use trees, rocks, mud and more to build dams in our creeks and rivers that support a greater diversity of plants and animals. Big or small, dams create ponds where beavers eat, live, and...
We want to see you on Thursday night at our virtual Monsoon Film Fest! Join this fun and inspiring community event from the comfort of your own couch. Grab your popcorn, drinks, or home-cooked dinner, and get ready for a night that refreshes your spirit and connects you to conservation actions. Along with the screening of The Beaver Believers documentary and our favorite audience...
Our cohort of 17 University of Arizona interns and new docents learned how to think like a beaver and tested how to slow and spread water along Ciénega Creek as part of our new virtual and physically-distanced training program. They weren’t the only ones! WMG’s Restoration Director, Trevor Hare, has been out along this stretch leading a restoration crew to install one rock check dams to slow and...
Joaquin Murrieta
Register HereTuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pmBuild your own basin! In this virtual event, Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta will show you step by step how to build your own rainwater harvesting basin at home. Through videos, images and first hand experiences, you will see a basin from start to finish with Joaquin's input on the process. This event is designed help...
We could all use a little more happiness in our lives these days. WMG’s Cultural Ecologist, Joaquin Murrieta, has been talking about “bringing back the happiness of our rivers,” through celebrating our connection to rivers while we restore flow and habitat. When we Steward In Place, we are bringing happiness to ourselves and nature. Sara Birtalan, Flow365 monitor and new WMG docent, is a great...
Santa Cruz River at Congress St 1914
Tuesday, September 8th @ 5pmRegister Here Tucson's river heritage is rich. WMG has been gathering historical images of Tucson's rivers, and we're excited to share them with you through this virtual storytelling event! Experience our past, present, and learn about what it could be like in the future. We will share some historic and present-day images of the Santa Cruz, Tanque Verde, and...
What each of us does in our yard and neighborhood impacts our local creek, river, lake, or ocean as well as our soil, plant, and animal communities. We can use that power for good to enhance our watersheds together and develop an intimate partnership with nature. When you support WMG with a donation, you are ensuring we can continue to offer free and affordable virtual events and adapt to meet...
We're back at it again—WMG's 9th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour is here!The virtual home tours will be available until Thursday, October 22nd. You can register any time before then to enjoy the virtual portion of the event!Adapted for CDC recommendations surrounding COVID-19, this year's tour will be offered virtually with a variety of home walk-throughs showcasing rain gardens, cisterns,...
Catlow Shipek
Register HereStreets in Tucson are undergoing an exciting makeover – from green streets to the new complete streets initiative – your neighborhood streets can work for you! Learn about efforts to transform your streets to linear parks; shady places for walking, running, and biking; as well as create places to slow down and interact with neighbors. Green infrastructure is not only great for our...
Santa Cruz Heritage Project
Progress on our Rivers: The Santa Cruz Heritage Virtual Creek WalkTuesday, August 18th at 5:30pmRegister HereGo on a virtual creek walk with Trevor Hare, WMG Restoration Director, and Dr. Michael Bogan, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, as we discover the secrets of water in the desert along the new flows in the Santa Cruz River....
burned area
Register HereThursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pmJoin us for an expert panel discussion on expected outcomes of the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Tucson valley. Catlow Shipek, WMG Policy and Technical Director, will moderate this virtual panel discussion which will include Dr. Emily Burns (Sky Island Alliance), Dr. Laura Marshall (UA School of Natural...
basin-berm
¡Aproveche al máximo las lluvias del Monzón!Monsoons are coming! Are you ready for the rain? Join WMG's Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta and our Community Restoration Project Manager Nichole Casebeer as we celebrate the season of abundance during this bilingual, virtual event! Learn all about gardening during the monsoons including what native and edible species you can plant during the...
Over the past few months as the Living Lab has been closed to the public, we’ve realized the Lab is so much more than a physical place. It is a space for the community to come together and realize our true potential as people of the Sonoran Desert. While social distancing remains a need, we’re evolving the Living Lab services through virtual offerings as well as small group events following...
First off, to all of the co-op volunteers and community members: We miss you!! We miss the groggy workshop welcome circles, the dreams and goals of our clients, and seeing a yard transformed or a rain tank installed in a half-day filled with sweat, laughter, and learning with friends and neighbors. Building community, one basin at a time, is the heart of our program and we assure you we...
invasives
Register Here​​​​​​​Join Trevor Hare, WMG Restoration Director, and Dr. Julia Rowe, Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, for a virtual buffelgrass pull on Friday, July 10th, from 6-7pm. We will be on a site in the Tucson Mountains to talk about the ecology of this highly invasive and highly problematic grass, how it got here, and efforts at eradicating it...
Tippy Taps Provide Affordable Hand Washing Stations to Schools and Community Centers During COVID-19After Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Kozachik contacted Watershed Management Group (WMG) about installing tippy taps to serve the homeless population in March, interest in tippy taps has taken off. With their simple design—they can be constructed with common materials around the house or easily...

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