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Please consider joining WMG as a monthly donor to sustain our life-changing programs. To ensure WMG has the greatest resilience, we are asking our supporters to join Flow, our monthly giving program. In this short video, Catlow and I share our passion for flowing water and reasons why you should join Flow. As a monthly donor, you’re investing in our long-term vision to...
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Register HereWant an update on the status of our furry water friends? Us too! We'll hear from Trevor Hare, WMG’s Restoration Director and Michael Foster, Volunteer with the Friends of the San Pedro River, in a virtual happy hour discussion on the status of beavers, nature’s engineers, in the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Watersheds. We will also discuss current restoration work along...
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Register HereJoin our Steward In Place BYOB event! Bring your own beer and learn from WMG’s Cultural Ecologist, Joaquin Murrieta how to build your own basin at home. During this happy hour event, Joaquin will show you how to take charge of your rainwater, by harvesting it! Joaquin will show off basins in his own backyard and walk you through step-by-step instructions on how you can build a simple...
Intern Class of 2020
Our experiential internship programs are designed to provide real world work experience while adapting to the unique opportunities and constraints resulting from COVID-19. Interns will work directly with WMG staff as well as the greater community of docents, volunteers, and partners on project work that fulfills WMG’s mission.The new Summer Internship Program is an 9...
Lisa & Catlow
Register HereGo on a virtual tour of Tucson’s watershed, starting at the top of the Catalina and Rincon mountains and moving down the canyons into the valley bottom. Lisa Shipek, WMG’s Executive Director, will guide you through some fantastic swimming holes, wading creeks, and hidden gems found in wild places and your backyard. She will be joined by her husband Catlow Shipek, WMG’s Policy and...
Join WMG's Steward in Place effort to make changes at home that will make a positive impact for our planet. WMG is offering a new series of virtual workshops, online events, and how-to videos to provide the inspiration and resources you need for your conservation bucket list. All videos and upcoming virtual events are featured on our webpage.Steward In PlaceDuring this time of...
Co-op Member and Co-op client, Susan Moran, hosted at workshop at her home in February. She shares her experience volunteering and working with WMG in this story. My water harvesting experience with WMG was exceptional.  I would say, “a dream come true”.  Our dream was to direct the water from our roof to desert vegetation along our fence lines for a green privacy screen.  We...
Tucson Co-op Member and Co-op client Susan Moran shares her experience volunteering and working with WMG.My water harvesting experience with WMG was exceptional.  I would say, “a dream come true”.  Our dream was to direct the water from our roof to desert vegetation along our fence lines for a green privacy screen.  We also hoped for some eye-catching cactus gardens and desert...
Register HereJoin our Steward In Place Earth Day event! You can improve local wildlife habitat and reduce the spread of invasives into our green spaces by removing invasive plant species in your backyard, neighborhood street, or green space. WMG's Restoration Director, Trevor Hare, will give you the scoop on some common invasive plants that you can help remove, like...
A huge shout out to the WMG community, for rallying around our AZ Gives fundraising campaign and making us one of the top causes in the state yesterday. When midnight struck, we ended up 2nd for most dollars raised in our category, winning us an additional $5,000 cash prize! With all the online donations, checks, and prize money, we raised over $73,200, just shy of our $75,000 goal. We’ll be...
In this time of shelter in place, we have a unique opportunity to connect more deeply with our local environment and work on our personal bucket list of conservation actions. Watch my video about our new Steward In Place effort— supported by new online classes, virtual social events, and resources for backyard projects—to continue our collective work to restore the flow. Today is AZ...
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We envision a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all.Read our 2019 Impact ReportWMG’s vision statement, both simple and profound, has been guiding the organization for the last decade. While this vision is more relevant than ever, it can be hard to imagine what this looks like in reality.Do you relate to our vision statement? What...
Steward In Place
In this time of shelter in place across the nation and the globe, we have a unique opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade by connecting more deeply with our uber local environment. Whether it’s your backyard, neighborhood street, or a nearby creek, now is your opportunity to steward in place! Over the next two months, join our Steward in Place effort—supported by new online classes,...
Join the River Run NetworkThe River Run Network is a group of people working together to restore Tucson's heritage of flowing creeks and rivers - which means restoring the Santa Cruz River and its tributaries! The River Run Network includes all of the Tucson basin, with a focus on target restoration areas, called streamsheds. Streamsheds are specific stream sections and the adjacent land area...
Schedule a call with a Specialist!Make the most of your time at home and dive into some water harvesting projects! Speak with our staff to answer questions about active water harvesting systems (tanks, irrigation systems and greywater systems) as well as passive systems (raingardens, native and edible landscapes and wildlife habitats). We want to help you set up new water...
Lisa Shipek
COVID-19 Response: Virtual Events, All Volunteer Events Postponed, Living Lab Closed To help keep our community safe and healthy, we will be cancelling all in-person group events including classes, tours, and workshops through May 15th. In addition, the Living Lab and Learning Center is now closed to the public. We will continue to be responsive to your needs, by offering some of our...
Flow365
March 24th @ 5pm - 7pmRegister Here - you will receive a confirmaiton email with information for this online sessionWMG is enlisting landowners and the interested public to help monitor flow in our creeks and rivers, groundwater levels in accessible wells, and the plants and animals that depend on them. WMG staff will introduce you to our 50-year vision of flowing creeks and rivers...
Social distancing doesn't have to mean stay inside! We want to see how you and your loved ones are embracing spring in the Sonoran Desert while regular daily life is on pause. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and water is flowing. Tag WMG on social media posts where you are caring for yourself and loving the earth!Watershed Management Group FacebookWatershed Management Group...
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Arizona Gives Day is happening just in time and is better than ever for both of us! AZ Gives is WMG’s largest fundraising day of the year, and now online giving is easier and new prize money is on the table.We’ve got work to do—from restoring neglected riparian areas, to adapting our educational programming for K-12 youth, to creating a whole series of virtual trainings for the public and green...
How many passive earthworks projects in homes, schools, and neighborhoods does it take to restore our rivers? Each time you do a project with us we're getting a step closer! Whenever WMG works in our local watershed, we're contributing towards healthy and stable local creeks and streams. You can help us continue this important work by scheduling a donation this Arizona Gives Day! Pre-...
lower tanque verde
POSTPONEDCome experience the rich story of the Pantano/Tanque Verde Creek confluence, once an area of marshy cienegas with abundant water and rich soil. Julia Fonseca and Courtney Rose from Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation will narrate a guided walk along Pantano Creek from Ft. Lowell Park to share who has been here before us, ongoing river protection efforts, and what...
The Ball-Paylore house is not only an iconic piece of Tucson’s 1950 modern architecture, but a critical precedent that set the stage for sustainable architecture throughout the southwest. Designed by “Tucson’s pioneer of solar design,” Arthur T Brown, the home stands apart from many of its modern counterparts through its innovative design - harmonizing with the sun’s rays to provide passive solar...
What better thing to do over spring break than install a rain tank and garden? These mid-town homeowners couldn't agree more. They're ready to build some rain garden accents, supplemented by water from a 1,000 gallon rain tank, and they need your help! Come practice plumbing and aesthetic design skills with friends and neighbors. Led by Project Manager Madeline Ryder.N Country Club Rd & Lee...
Midvale Wild Flowers
Join Trevor Hare and local residents at our very first floodplain restoration project site in Midvale Park. This project took an overlooked, barren site and added basins, stormwater, and plantings to turn the empty space into a riot of plants. We will clean out tumbleweed and buffelgrass to make more room for the amazing growth of native plants. It really is a riot!Register Here

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