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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...
Gain hands-on experience in implementation of green infrastructure features
This spring, WMG is bringing you two trainings in Phoenix and Tucson to help you green your career and gain valuable skills you can use to improve and restore your community.Green Infrastructure Technical Training in PhoenixGreen infrastructure helps create greener, more vibrant cities by capturing rainwater and stormwater at the source and using it to nourish desert shade trees and supporting...
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...
Phoenix’s hottest neighborhood just got a lot greener, thanks to a WMG water-harvesting project at the Wilson School District in central Phoenix.In the area around the school surface temperatures in the summer can reach up to 170 degrees—15 degrees hotter than in communities at the city edges bordering the desert. The school is combating their urban heat island effect by working with WMG to...
We’ve accomplished some incredible things together over the past year: hundreds of on-the-ground changes, thousands of people engaged through our classes and events, and new programs launched in Phoenix and Mexico. None of this would be possible without you—our supporters—so we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks for being a part of our work! I’m reaching out now to ask for your continued...
Watershed Management Group was voted Arizona's Greenest Workplace for 2015 in an annual challenge hosted by Mrs. Green's World. Entrants are judged on how well they embody the three Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Here's how we won:ReduceWe are great at reducing our negative impact, but it’s a small part of what we do. We focus on creating a positive impact with the resources we have. Our office of...
WMG's Hydrate Phoenix series will help you create a sustainable backyard oasis.
Learn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis with rainwater harvestingRegister NowLearn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis at WMG’s six-part Hydrate Phoenix project series at SunUp Brewing Co in Central Phoenix. Each presentation includes a mini-project to create an action plan for your home.Hydrate with happy-hour priced local craft brews, and soak in knowledge about greywater,...
Replacing your lawn with native plants and mulch reduces water use and improves the watershed.
Phoenix Valley residents, opprotunity is knocking! If you have been wanting to make over your yard to reduce your water use and showcase local desert plants, now is the time to take advantage of turf conversion rebates offered by seven municipalities in the Valley. WMG can help you convert your yard into a functional and aesthetic rain garden, complete with desert trees and attractive native...
Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
It’s that time again! Come join us for a fun-filled morning as we celebrate the delicious shade of mesquite, pomegranate, olive and other edible native and desert-adapted trees. Enjoy live music, an artisan market, and educational presentations as you explore sustainability practices in action at WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center. And come hungry—we’ll be serving up local mesquite pancakes,...
We’re grabbing our swimsuits and floaties here at WMG. Today is the last day of our summer fundraising campaign, and we’ve found our flow thanks to everyone who has made a donation! Thank You! And a very special thanks to the visionary donor who helped us get wet and wild with a $30,000 matching gift.If you have not had a chance to dive in this summer, will you make a gift to WMG today?Your...

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