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Join us for WMG’s 6th Annual Tanque Verde Flow and Feast!

River Run Network Tanque Verde Flow & Feast
Saturday, March 25th @ 1pm - 6pm

WMG’s signature River Run Network event features creek walks, creekside picnic, and group work party tackling the invasive species Arundo donax. Like many creeks and rivers in the Tucson region, this sensitive riparian area once flowed for most of the year. Arundo is harmful because it drinks up to 3-4 times as much water as native desert plants, crowds out native species and habitat, and increases the risk of flooding and wildfire.

Since this effort began in 2021, volunteers led by Jim Washburne, WMG’s Senior Project Specialist and Arudo eradication expert have removed over 56,000 pounds – 28 tons – of Arundo from Tanque Verde Creek and we look forward to removing more with your help!

By helping to remove Arundo at this event, you’ll be helping to restore groundwater levels and surface flow in the Tanque Verde Creek. At this event, you’ll be removing Arundo, then we will have time to come together and enjoy food and celebrate our unique desert creeks. Come work with WMG staff and other River Run Network volunteers in a beautiful riparian area to remove this invasive species and contribute to the restoration of surface flows and the riparian forest. 

Our tentative schedule for this event: 
1:00pm-4:00pm: Arundo Removal & Creek Walk
4:00pm-6:00pm: Celebrate & Eat Together

This event is organized through WMG’s River Run Network. If you are not yet a member, we will add you to the River Run Network (RRN) when you register for this event. RRN membership is free and gives you access to a variety of virtual, dispersed, and physically distanced events including creek walks, restoration activities, river clean-ups, and free educational workshops.