Grant recipients hope student enthusiasm will spur action in neighboring communities. Watershed Management Group, an environmental nonprofit in Tucson, engages students to design and build rain gardens using native plants and trees, diverting... Read more
Losing a job can leave you feeling hopeless and lost. Around 11 years ago, Debbie, an avid Sun Tran passenger, felt this way when she not only lost her job but her transportation, too. It took her three years and hundreds of applications to get... Read more
If climate change is one of your concerns and saving the planet is one of your goals, the Watershed Management Group, or WMG, and the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club have organized a tour that you won’t want to miss: The 8th Annual... Read more
by WMG River Restoration Biologst Trevor Hare
In response to Sunday’s article “Dam shame: Beavers face 2nd extinction on San Pedro River,” I am disappointed to learn that neither the Bureau of Land Management nor the Arizona Game and Fish... Read more
Before they were wiped out by hunters and trappers in the early 1800s, beavers were a fairly common site in Southern Arizona.
The nonprofit Watershed Management Group hopes to make their regular presence a reality again by reintroducing... Read more
Pushed by necessity, the country’s least sustainable region evolved to master its water use. As climate heats up, other cities may adopt similar tactics.
Tucson has a strong water conservation ethos. It has to. The... Read more
Twenty years after their triumphant return, beavers have nearly vanished once again from the San Pedro River.
No beaver dams have been recorded within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area for the past three years, and only a... Read more
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By Lisa Shipek
The good news keeps coming for our rivers this year. In June, we celebrated the launch of the Santa Cruz Heritage project, releasing recycled water into... Read more
Here’s something you might not know, unless you’re a restoration ecologist: Bringing back the beaver isn’t cheap.
The nonprofit Watershed Management Group recently launched a summer fundraising campaign seeking $90,000 to support efforts... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. — On a hot summer day in the Old Pueblo, volunteers with the Watershed Management planted over 100 trees as part of the Shamrock Restoration Project.
"We had flowing rivers here 150 years ago, those are all gone now, we... Read more
Bill Buckmaster interviews WMG's Executive Director Lisa Shipek on WMG's work in the community, WMG's River Run Network, and the efforts WMG is doing to restore rivers with local governmental entities and volunteers. Listen to the interview here... Read more
By Karly Tinsley | August 1, 2019 at 9:59 PM MST - Updated August 3 at 11:05 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Mother Nature is barely raining on our parade.
With monsoon season behind schedule, many have been left waiting for the... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. — It's no secret monsoon storms drench Southern Arizona. Often times, with all that rainfall comes flooding.
If that rainwater isn't kept where it is, and used, it's runoff and lost.
Pima County is trying to... Read more
by Lisa Shipek
The Santa Cruz River now has a steady flow downtown, thanks to Tucson Water’s Santa Cruz River Heritage Project that came on line June 24. The release of recycled water, or treated wastewater, into the Santa Cruz River... Read more
Waste Not, a new recycling trend in composting toilets puts human waste to work.
A hundred years ago, waters flowed in creeks and rivers running through Tucson. Today, not so much.
River Run Network (RRN), a program of Watershed Management Group (WMG), is a group of people and organizations working collaboratively to... Read more
Starting Monday, June 24, Tucson Water will begin the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, reviving a historic stretch of the river near downtown Tucson.
Tucson Water will put as much as 2.8 million gallons of reclaimed water daily into a... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Hispanic Access Foundation, Watershed Management Group, 40 Pastors from the Tucson Evangelical Pastoral Association and Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance will celebrate the Santa Cruz River Heritage water release... Read more
Living Lab and Learning Center Tour — Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. Demonstration site for a variety of water harvesting and sustainable living practices for arid landscape living. Kids can enjoy the Raindrop... Read more
Students at Paul Huber Middle School recently helped build a rain garden between one of the wings at their school on Washington Avenue.
What is a rain garden?
According to the internet, “A rain garden receives water from impervious... Read more