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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...
WMG's rain gardens at Primera Iglesia in Phoenix received great media coverage
We were so excited to see our partners at Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida, a church in downtown Phoenix, featured on Channel 12 News for their cutting-edge rain gardens! WMG’s Lindsay Ignatowski shared the results of the project installed by our Phoenix Program Manager Ryan Wood with the help of hundreds of volunteers.At WMG we are also excited to have such an engaged and enthusiastic group of...
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 5th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour on Saturday, October 17, 2015! 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...
As desert dwellers, we’re water people. We know how precious water is, and we crave it—a monsoon rain, a bubbling creek, an outdoor shower. At WMG, we make big promises. We promise you water—and more of it. But we need your help, because our bold ideas are funded by your dollars. Will you make a gift today to support WMG’s water giving work?WMG gives you water that renews your spirit, recharges...
Watershed Management Group invites you to a celebration of flowing rivers on September 17Join us at WMG’s Living Lab & Learning Center on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., for Once Upon a Creek: the Sabino Story. You can help write a new story for Sabino Creek—one of abundance and year-round flowing waters. Learn more and RSVP on our event calendar.And we know every...
Your gift to WMG today helps create more resilient communities.Recently Al Jazeera America interviewed WMG staff to discover what solutions we have to offer California to help resolve their water crisis. We’re happy to share our hope and practical advice, based on over a decade of work in Arizona, to be a model for California and the nation. We can teach everyone to tap into all the same free...
Rain provides a free and abundant source of landscape water.
Watershed Management Group is partnering with Metro Water to offer a free class on water harvesting to Metro Water customers on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Metro Water District Office in Oro Valley.Learn from WMG’s expert system designers and installers how you can put your rainwater and graywater resources to use. You’ll learn how to capture every drop of rainwater...
We invite you to join Flow and share in our vision of revitalized desert rivers, healthy urban watersheds, and green, walkable neighborhoods.
Do you ever wonder about the impact of your dollars? When you make a donation, what does it really accomplish? Rest assured when you give to WMG, your gift directly supports our community programs. But what if you want to have a more deliberate impact that really creates long-term change?We have just the program for you: Flow. Check out this short video to learn how you can become a central...
WMG staff at Mt Graham in southeastern Arizona, June 2015.
We've launched our summer fundraising campaign with a bang. You helped us raise $5,000 in the first day of our public campaign! With the match, those gifts provide $10,000 for WMG’s programs. Thank you.There are still plenty of opportunities for you to show your support. Our goal is to raise $60,000. A generous donor has pledged a matching gift of $30,000, so that means every dollar you give will...
WMG's project managers and volunteers install a rain tank at a Tucson home.
Tucson Water has expanded their Rainwater Harvesting rebate program. Beginning July 1, 2015 Tucson Water customers can claim rebates for rainwater-harvesting systems at homes and small businesses. In addition to single-family residences, for the first time multi-family residential and small commercial customers have access to rebates. This applies to any property with a 3/4" meter or smaller (...
Volunteers help at a rain garden and tree pruning workshop at Primera Iglesia near downtown Phoenix, 2015.
Just four years ago, Primera Iglésia United Methodist Church baked in the sun on a dry and dusty lot in south central Phoenix. The church wanted to be a beacon in this neglected corner of the city, but it didn’t have the curb appeal. Then, in 2011, they won WMG’s first green infrastructure grant for Phoenix—and the transformation began.Over the ensuing years, WMG Phoenix has organized several...
The effluent-dependant flow in the Santa Cruz River supports a ribbon of green north of Tucson.
If we had a flowing river near Tucson, wouldn’t you want to make sure it stayed that way? We would! Tucson actually has a little-known gem like this. A 23-mile stretch of the Santa Cruz River as it runs north out of Tucson enjoys year-round flows supported by effluent, or treated wastewater. The water is cleaned and released into the river channel from two water treatment facilities near Roger...
We are honored to share with you our 2014 Annual Report: Your Living Lab.One of our board members recently told me she loves WMG because we're not just focused on what we do, but how we be. In other words, our programs are not just skin deep, they are heartfelt expressions of how we live our lives and our deepest desires for our communities. You can experience this depth of purpose at our Living...
Let us help you get the most out of the rebates available from Tucson Water and Metro Water! Watershed Management Group offers the free educational session required to receive Tucson Water's rebates for Residential Rainwater Harvesting and Gray Water systems. And now we also offer a quarterly educational session for Metro Water customers too!Upcoming classes for Tucson Water CustomersUpcoming...
Students learn to measure elevation in WMG's Water Harvesting Certification course.
Register online today for our Water Harvesting Design Certification course and launch your water-harvesting career. Already working in a related field? Our certification course provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting in the nation.Join us in Tucson for an upcoming 7-day intensive program. You'll learn all you need to know to design and install...
WMG is proud to be a gold-rated Bicycle Friendly Business according to the League of American Bicyclists! It's something our staff have known for a long time, and we're so excited to celebrate this formal recognition.With an outdoor shower, a full repair shed, bike mechanic on staff, financial support for alternative commute modes, and a good amount of peer pressure... err encouragement... WMG...
The Fall 2014 edition of A Watershed Moment will transform you into a super hero—and transform your knowledge about how to care for rain gardens! Dive in.Download our Fall 2014 newsletter, and visit our Services for Your Home page to learn how you can transform your own yard with simple and elegant rain garden solutions.
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Three neighborhood projects received $13,640 in grants thanks to donations from C2E participants and donations through the Tucson Water bill checkbox. The C2E Advisory Board selected the following projects: Palo Verde Neighborhood: Creating a neighborhood pocket park through rainwater harvesting features and planting native habitatJefferson Park Neighborhood: Capturing stormwater and...

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