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WMG Needs Volunteers for Restoration Projects

Volunteers needed for restoration workshops. Watershed Management Group is seeking volunteers to help with a community planting project in the Flowing Wells neighborhood. The project involves creating rain gardens along the roadways that will both stop flooding and create a shady, beautiful community space for the Flowing Wells Neighborhood. The project is funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program, which is being implemented in partnership with Pima County's Department of Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation. Saturday August 10, from 7 a.m. to noon. Details here.

We're also looking for volunteers to help with a river restoration project. Watershed Management Group (WMG) and Pima County Flood Control District are working on a restoration project along the Rillito River, and need volunteers to help with plantings over two workdays. Workdays are on Saturdays, July 27 and August 24, from 7 a.m. to noon. WMG’s River Restoration Biologist Trevor Hare and Project Designer Nicole Casebeer will lead volunteers in creating a native plant oasis to help restore the Rillito River's rich riparian ecosystem. The project is designed to improve quality of life for local residents, as well as create habitat for wildlife. Volunteers will help beautify and enhance community recreational amenities, help rebuild riparian habitat, and improve water infiltration. This project is part of WMG’s River Run Network efforts to restore flow to Tucson’s rivers and streams. Details and registration here or contact Nicole Casebeer at 396-3266 x5 or ncasebeer@watershedmg.org.