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We are working to make water harvesting accessible to everyone. If you qualify for the Rain Money Program, WMG will provide you a low-cost Project Plan package to get you a design for irrigating your landscape with rainwater and greywater. The Rain Money Program also allows us to install your rain tank or landscaping through our Green Living Co-op with a 50% discount on our staff labor....
Register today to save your spot!June 19 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.¡Registrase hoy para reservar su espacio!El sabado 19 de junio a las 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.Families, come play with us at the Living Lab! Watershed Management Group is hosting Family Saturdays at the Living Lab and Learning Center located at 1137 N. Dodge Blvd from 8a.m. - 11a.m.. Family Saturdays feature hands-on activities that spark...
Cienega Creek and its lush riparian corridor is located just southeast of the city of Tucson, and represents the lifeblood of more than 45,000 acres of Arizona grass and woodlands protected under the Las Ciénegas National Conservation Area (NCA). Flowing year-round, the creek supports a diverse plant and animal community, along with rich historic and cultural resources. It is also a...
Our virtual Field Studies are now being offered free of charge, to ensure everyone can benefit from WMG’s unique, educational offerings. Have you ever wanted to learn how to use your rain tanks to harness the power of water and ensure a well-irrigated landscape?Join us Thursday, June 24th at 5p.m. for the virtual Rain Tank Irrigation with Gravity-Based Systems class to learn the fundamentals...
A big congratulations to our WaterWRLD interns for completing our internship program! Wishing our 2020-2021 interns the best of luck as they continue to excel in their professional careers!Our interns, under the supervision of WMG staff, each completed a year-long project tailored to their interests.Amanda completed a zero-waste plan, where she identified areas we can generate less waste in our...
Hydrate the Valley has been bringing water harvesting education to Phoenix and surrounding cities since 2015. The five-class series is an introduction to water harvesting, permaculture design practices, native plant selection, greywater use, and other green practices focused on sustainable Sonoran Desert living. Hydrate the Valley classes went virtual in 2020, and for 2021 we are offering a...
Join the River Run NetworkHelp Restore the Flow!The River Run Network is a program that honors the heritage of our arroyos, creeks, and rivers and the value that water holds for the peoples of Southern Arizona. In particular, we acknowledge the indigenous communities that have respected and stewarded our rivers for thousands of years and the Pascua Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, and Latino communities...
A Hikers' and Runners' Guide to Connect to PlaceTuesday, June 8, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pmRegister How can we deepen our connections to natural and human communities through movement? As we run, hike, and recreate through expansive lands long stewarded by the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui, what can we learn to inform our own watershed health stewardship practice? Our speakers will inspire you to...
We want to celebrate everyone who helped dig basins and plant trees this spring. With the launch of our Build Your Own Basin (BYOB) kit distribution initiative this spring, we’ve distributed over 240 complimentary BYOB kits in March and April—sending folks home with native shade trees, native shrubs and wildflowers, and organic mulch!In addition to BYOB, we had planting events throughout April...
On Friday morning, WMG helped release a beaver into a new home along the San Pedro River. Critter Control, a private animal removal company in Northern Arizona, was called to remove a beaver along a river in the area because the landowners didn’t like the beaver chomping on their cottonwoods. Critter Control needed to find a new home for the beaver in short order, or the animal would...
Students learn to measure elevation in WMG's Water Harvesting Certification course.
Register for our Water Harvesting Design Certification course this fall and launch your career in water harvesting!Already working in a related field? Our certification course provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting in the nation.Join us in Tucson, Arizona, in November for a week-long, intensive program. You'll learn all you need...
Invasive Species: Take ActionSaturday, April 24 (All day)RegisterTake Action with the River Run Network! This Earth Day, celebrate by helping keep you neighborhood streets and creeks clear of invasive species through this River Run Network distributed clean-up effort! While we can’t all get together, our goal is to get 30 River Run Network household to commit to taking action in their own yards...
WMG is seeking a Development Manager who will be responsible for creating, administering, and implementing the organization's long-term development plan with a community-centric fundraising approach. They will manage a variety of tasks, including running annual fundraising campaigns, cultivating gifts, managing the monthly donor, major donor, and legacy donor programs, writing grants, and...
Building Healthy Desert Soils
Our next Virtual Field Studies series starts this month! These classes cover sustainable desert dwelling skills in a fun, engaging digital environment.Classes include topics such as composting toilets, Laundry-to-Landscape greywater systems, building healthy desert soils, and rain tank irrigation systems. To eliminate access barriers to our educational offerings, we invite...
Our Release the Beavers campaign was a dam success! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, helping us surpass our goal and raising $75,728 to support binational beaver populations in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.This campaign is critical to help beavers reclaim their status as a keystone species in both the Santa Cruz and San Pedro River international watersheds. Western watersheds and...
Mesquite Forest Restoration Workshop: April 16th & 17thRegister for Friday, April 16th @ 8a.m. - 11a.m.Register for Saturday, April 17th @ 8a.m. - 11a.m.Help restore the mesquite forest near the confluence of the Tanque Verde and Pantano creeks! During this workshop, you’ll help plant native velvet mesquite trees to restore the ancient mesquite trees of the area. WMG's Associate Director...
WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center is our cream of the crop demonstration site and beats the pants off LEED standards! Our interactive tours showcase our systems in detail. Tour highlight: the Living Lab is water self-sufficient! We have rainwater on tap and currently meet 100% of our water needs with rainwater, greywater, and stormwater. By the time you leave, you'll be overflowing with...
Our 2020 Impact Report should be reaching your mailboxes soon. Filled with detailed information about our revamped Release the Beavers campaign, including a map of where beavers have dispersed, information of San Pedro and Sonoran beavers, and stories from community scientists and partners, you won't want to miss this! Read all about it!Beavers are so critical for our desert rivers that we...
It’s International Beaver Day!We at WMG couldn’t be more excited because we work in two international watersheds where beavers are a keystone species—the Santa Cruz and San Pedro River watersheds. Western watersheds and desert rivers have been drying up for the last 100 years, but beavers provide a powerful, nature-based solution to reverse that trend, even in the face of a warmer and drier...
We are one watershed. Or are we? We’ve got the U.S.-Mexico border guards, the border wall, competing water users, climate stress, and pollution. Despite it all, beavers don’t give a dam! Beavers are proving WMG’s mantra, We Are One Watershed, more than all else. They’ve found some allies in Arizona and Mexico—local biologists, conservationists, and ranchers—who are ensuring they are protected and...
Tomorrow is International Beaver Day, and we need your help today to ensure beavers can reclaim their role as a keystone species in the Santa Cruz and San Pedro international watersheds. You can get involved in three simple ways: 1) donate to support our work, 2) attend our Beavers and Brew Binational Bash tomorrow to learn more, and 3) join our River Run Network...
At their peak in 2010, there were 39 dams and 100 to 160 beavers along the 40-mile stretch of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA)—wow! When WMG heard about their declining population in early 2019, we had to learn more. Local beaver enthusiasts Mike Foster and Steve Merkley took WMG’s River Run Network members along the SPRNCA to seek signs of beavers and estimate their...
Did you know beavers are a keystone species critical to the health of our desert creeks and rivers? Considering how valuable water is in the desert, we’re ramping up our efforts to restore healthy rivers and healthy beaver populations.Double your impact by donating today to support human-beaver partnerships to improve the health of our rivers, creeks, and wetlands! Our goal is to raise $75,000 by...
BYOB Kits for Kids: Virtual WorkshopFriday, April 9th, 12:30-1:30pmRegisterJoin Cindy Hu, WMG's Community and Youth Education Manager, and WMG Docents Sara Birtalan and Marlene to learn the fundamental steps to Build Your Own Basin (BYOB) and plant a rain garden that supports native shade trees.Families who participate in this workshop qualifies for a complimentary BYOB kit to green your...

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