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The Tanque Verde Challenge Continues ~ Help Us Remove Invasive Arundo and Restore the Flow! Join WMG’s River Run Network in continuing our effort to completely remove invasive Arundo from Tanque Verde Creek! Since winter 2021, we’ve been hosting volunteer work days to remove Arundo donax, a thirsty invasive plant that drinks up to 3-4 times as much water as native plants and crowds out native species. We’re focusing this work in a middle stretch of Tanque Verde Creek, where Arundo is...
(Español abajo) The Tanque Verde Bosque in East Tucson is a shallow groundwater area, meaning there is groundwater flowing within 50 feet below the ground. The groundwater is in a small aquifer constrained by bedrock, which helps push the water towards the surface and allows for quick recharge and more surface flow. The creek is fed by rainfall and snowmelt that flows down the Catalina and Rincon Mountains, both on the surface and below ground, to recharge the aquifer. Local floodplains...
restore the flow
(Español abajo) Check out our new graphic of the Tanque Verde Creek here in Tucson, which indicates the 3 ways we are working with the community to restore the flow of this beautiful creek. Click on the image to make it larger.You can Subscribe to our Tucson Action Bulletin to receive an email every week with information about the different workshops we offer so we can get into action together! Three Ways We Can All Work To Restore The Flow 1.- Protect the Natural Floodplain from...