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Explore the wet, wild, and wonderful watersheds of Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks through WMG’s Get Wet Guide! WMG created a pocket map just for you to visit trailheads, recreation areas, and our personal favorite, swimming holes—all located along or near Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks. The Get Wet guide is packed full of information about local hydrology and wildlife and how each of us can...
Beautiful bounty of local, organic produce from Sleeping Frog Farms.
You're invited to join us in supporting local farmers and fresh, tasty food through a CSA partnership with Sleeping Frog Farms. Sleeping Frog Farms CSA quick facts Season: 3 months (year-round)Share cost: $300 (cash or check)Weekly share size: 7 itemsPick up: Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Living LabDeadline: June 21, 2017 (For July-September season, starts 7/5/17)...
Dear Readers,WMG launched the concept of hydro-regionalism in 2015 as part of our 50 Year Program to restore regular flow to Tucson’s springs,creeks, and rivers. I’m thrilled to see the concept spread, and just a year later, it has been adopted by the Community Water Coalition (CWC) as one of their policy platforms. WMG’s Catlow Shipek led the development of the platform, with input from CWC’s...
The River Run Network is a group of people working together to restore Tucson's heritage of flowing creeks and rivers. Join today and explore this online platform to learn more about restoration targets, priority actions, and progress towards our goal. Join the River Run NetworkThe River Run Network includes all of the Tucson basin, with a focus on target restoration areas, called...
WMG invites you to celebrate #GivingTuesday at Rainwater on Tap: A Rain-to-Table Happy HourTuesday, November 295:00 – 8:00 p.m.WMG's Living Lab, 1137 N Dodge BlvdOur Living Lab is 100% rainwater supported, and we want you to share our bounty! This Rain-to-Table event features food and drink from some of our favorite local vendors, including Borderlands Brewery, Barrio Bread, EXO Roast Co,...
WMG staff and their bicycles!
We are looking for two dynamic and motivated professionals to join our team and expand WMG's mission.Living Lab Program Coordinator - you will be the lead staff member running the educational programs at the Living Lab and Learning Center.Community Relations & Development Associate - you will work as part of a team to build relationships with donors, volunteers, clients, and partners to...
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...
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...

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