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Buy tickets today!Fall is in the air, and we are super excited to invite you to join one of our most anticipated events of the year—WMG's 6th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour on Saturday, October 1, 2016! We've lined up an A-list of sites with well-designed, beautiful, and affordable features to harvest water, energy, and food.You can spend the day exploring amazing home landscapes throughout Tucson...
WMG's Spring Newsletter "A Watershed Moment" newsletter cover
Dive into WMG's Spring Newsletter to learn all about our Flow 365 plan to restore Sabino and Tanque Verde Creek, our latest policy initiatives, state-wide green infrastructure training, and our recently unveiled master plan for the Living Lab and Learning Center. We also profile two families helping to restore the Tanque Verde Creek in their own backyards.Other stories inside:Pg. 4: Sabino...
Students constructing schoolyard rain garden
The 2016 round of grant funding is now open to proposals for Schoolyard Water Conservation Education Program funding of up to $4000.Create a learning lab–an urban desert oasis at your school–with the implementation of a Rain Garden. This 2016 grant opportunity is a step in the right direction. K-12 schools in the Tucson and Phoenix metro regions can apply.Application Deadline: September...
When we measure the value of Sabino Creek as we would other community assets, such as a bridge or building, we found Sabino Creek has a net value of $146 million – $230 million over a 100-year lifespan! This staggering number was determined by a recent economic analysis conducted by Seattle-based nonprofit Earth Economics in partnership with WMG. The analysis showed that, by a conservative...
As spring makes its slow transition into summer, we finally have a minute to look back on the flurry of fun and excitement of April.At Tanque Verde Flow and Feast on April 2nd, we celebrated our love of flowing desert rivers with a fun and inspiring community event at Tanque Verde Creek. About 200 WMG supporters, Co-op members, and friends joined us for an evening of good food, drinks, poetry,...
“Go Local”—you’ve been hearing this phrase for years now. A locally-focused lifestyle is good for the planet and builds stronger communities. Many of us strive to live by these words by shopping at local businesses, eating local food, and supporting local artists and tradespeople. This makes a lot of sense—and now, Watershed Management Group wants you and your neighbors to “use local water.” Huh?...
Assessing flow in Sabino creek - Fall 2015
Since the 1950s, Lower Sabino Creek has experienced declining groundwater levels and reduced stream flow. As much as we’d like to “wave a wand” and bring back perennial flow to Sabino Creek, a river does not flow by magic. There is hard science involved—so we worked with our partners to develop this flow budget and get a clear picture of the dynamics at work.We may not be magicians, but with our...
You can help us win big for Arizona Gives Day—and bring flow back to our desert rivers.  It’s easy. Just make your donation online now.We’ve set a big goal of raising $70,000 to support our grand vision and pragmatic programs. When you donate to WMG, you support our Hydro-Local approach to meet our communities’ water needs with renewable water supplies while restoring our rivers,...
This 2015 WMG Design Build project transformed a barren lot into a backyard oasis with rain gardens, greywater, and more.
We can transform your desert landscape into a lush oasis. If you are interested in “greening” your property, but you’re not sure where to begin, WMG can help! WMG’s Design Build Service will take your project from dream to reality. Let us help you create a welcoming outdoor living space that harvests water, shades and beautifies your home, and provides habitat for birds and butterflies.Our Design...
Help green the Phoenix Valley on Arizona Gives Day
WMG is working to make Phoenix a model for green infrastructure, water conservation, and native landscaping across the Western U.S. Our vision is a Phoenix Valley that is abuzz with pollinators, cooled with shade trees, and invigorated with plentiful water supplies. On Arizona Gives Day, April 5, 2016, you can help support our vision for a greener Phoenix Valley. AZ Gives is Arizona's...
As spring flowers proliferate across the desert, our thoughts turn toward keeping our Tucson public rain gardens beautiful. This means we need to grow our Monsoon Squad, and it's the perfect time for you to be a part of it. New members bring life and energy to our community of dedicated rain garden heroes, and we want to welcome you to the Squad. If you'd like to join this elite team, please fill...
The University of Arizona and Watershed Management Group have partnered to offer students an exciting hands-on internship program: WaterWRLD. An internship through the WaterWRLD program will develop your workforce-readiness and leadership skills by engaging with the community on water-related issues in a wide variety of career tracks.Join this dynamic team of interns and get your water career...
For Arizona Gives Day 2015, Watershed Management Group (WMG) unveiled our Restore Sabino Creek campaign and called on our supporters to help us raise $50,000. Restoring this verdant gem in the Sonoran Desert was so compelling that we raised more than $44,000. This upwelling of support took WMG to the top in the competition for Most Dollars Raised (mid-size nonprofits), adding an additional $15,...
You are invited to join us for our newest series of classes in Tucson—Living Lab Field Studies—and experience WMG's Living Lab as your living laboratory. You'll learn sustainable desert living skills in a fun, hands-on experience, with access to working systems to improve soil health, care for your urban forest, grow a cornucopia of tasty Sonoran foods, and more.Catlow Shipek will be kicking off...
The beautiful west plaza at WMG's Living Lab is the perfect setting for our outdoor community YogaFlow classes.
Join us for a weekly sunset yoga hour, every Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Living Lab. Our YogaFlow class leads you through 60 minutes of faster-paced, flow-style, vinyasa yoga. The class is open to anyone looking to reinvigorate your evening and renew your mind with our outdoor yoga hour. Join us on the Living Lab plaza and rejuvenate your flow.Leah Bolton and Connie Miller Lew, RYT-200...
WMG's Living Lab & Learning Center features lush landscapes of native trees and plants.
Come see what's new at the Living Lab! You're invited to join us for a free tour—on the second Saturday each month—at our Living Lab & Learning Center in central Tucson.Upcoming toursVisit our Classes & Tours page for more detailed information and scheduled tours.WMG staff will guide you around the Living Lab highlighting active and passive rainwater-harvesting features, the benefits of...
Your year-end gift makes our work possible. Thank you!
We hope you love WMG’s annual Top Ten list as much as we do. It gives us a chance to let down our hair and enjoy the past year of accomplishments—all possible thanks to you. Please consider making a gift today to help us reach our stretch goal and raise $10,000 on the last day of the year!10. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… the desert planet of Jakku could have used some Co-op...
Nuestro Ecologista Cultural Joaquin Murrieta está trabajando en Nuevo León y Coahuila, Mexico, para implementar proyectos de infraestructura verde y enseñar estas estrategias a oficiales de gobiernos municipales, consultores, y profesionales. El agua cosechada regará a árboles y plantas nativas para restaurar ecosistemas locales y mejorar la calidad de vida de la comunidad.WMG Cultural Ecologist...
With 2016 right around the corner, I’d like to give you a sneak peek into the bold initiatives we are launching through our 50 Year Program. And you’re invited to make a gift today and be an early investor to fund our most audacious work to restore flow to Tucson’s springs, creeks, and rivers.We’ve been working behind the scenes like Santa’s elves, but we can’t keep this big news to ourselves any...
La, La, Laaa. We’ve been warming up our vocal chords here at WMG. And in the spirit of the holidays, we’re about to come a caroling. We have miraculously transformed the 12 Days of Christmas into the 12 Gifts of Harvest. Take a break and sing along!This little holiday jingle is our way of saying thank you for being part of WMG’s work over the last year, and helping us spread transformative gifts...
Learn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis with rainwater harvestingWMG wants to hydrate your neighborhood with a six-part project series in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and Glendale. Join us for your favorite topic, or attend the full series to build a comprehensive site plan. Each presentation includes a mini-project to create an action plan for your home.Hydrate Tempe ScheduleHeld at 24 Carrots...
Thanks to our dedicated supporters, WMG met our challenge match of $8,250, provided by board members and major donors—and more! In all, WMG raised $20,270 for Giving Tuesday.These funds support many great programs at WMG, including:Green Living Co-op  – a tight-knit community that allows volunteers to get hands-on experience learning how to build rainwater-harvesting systems as they earn...
One of the ways we most enjoy water is with a refreshing drink. Did you know it takes 34 gallons to make a glass of apple juice, 17 gallons for a glass of wine, and 31 gallons to make a pint of beer? And the simple water you drink from the tap—do you know where it comes from? Many of our water supplies comes from over-allocated watersheds and limited groundwater supplies. It’s time to turn the...
After giving thanks with family and friends on Thanksgiving, we invite you to join us in giving back on Giving Tuesday. Gratitude comes easy for us at Watershed Management Group because of the extraordinary things you do to make our work possible.Our donors give the money we need to run classes and Co-op workshops and to participate in critical partnerships with our municipalities and water...

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