How do you plant a tree? As the old joke goes, green end up. In Tucson, it’s a bit more complicated, and one big reason for that is caliche.
Caliche is a hardened soil layer common to desert soils. It is made up of calcium salts and... Read more
The nonprofit Watershed Management Group said that if higher fees or rates are approved, the money should go to a special fund supporting “green infrastructure” such as tree planting or rainwater harvesting systems that promote sustainable... Read more
The Watershed Management Group is hosting their first Monsoon Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 24, and is currently seeking film submissions from the public. The virtual Monsoon Film Festival is planned to share audience stories and... Read more
COVID-19 is continuing to devastate communities all across the United States and the world. Arizona is now ninth in the U.S. in confirmed COVID-19 cases and this growth is not projected to slow down.
Marginalized communities have been... Read more
After several hours of gentle rain in Tucson, water clogs the streets of the modest Palo Verde neighborhood. Traffic chokes a major intersection where an emergency vehicle’s flashing red and blue lights signal to cars to detour around a swamped... Read more
Recently, environmental organizations have had to slow down much of their efforts to promote the safety of staff and an awareness of other pressing societal issues. Some believe that this is even resulting in opportunities for the... Read more
With the extension of the stay-home order by Gov. Doug Ducey and other similar extensions across the U.S., it’s becoming clear that COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on our daily lives.
During this period when we are stripped down to... Read more
Jean Fedigan has been handing out food and sanitary supplies to the homeless during the coronavirus emergency, but like many other shelter workers, she can’t allow anyone in the doors during the day at the Sister Jose Women’s Center.
That... Read more
Tucson city councilman Steve Kozachik is working with a local company to ensure the homeless can wash their hands adequately during this Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Ward 6 leader has partnered with Watershed Management Group to construct 14... Read more
Tucson homeless population could be the forgotten element in our defense against COVID-19, but now donated effort, and some very basic engineering is giving them a better chance to wash their hands and better defend against spreading the virus... Read more
You can take in the rich history of the Santa Cruz River while sampling “nature-themed” cocktails all from the comfort of your own couch this Tuesday, April 7.
That’s when the Watershed Management Group is hosting a “Drunk History of the... Read more
A nongovernmental organization in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, has big plans to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, extending the festivities through the following week.
Dedicated to supporting communities without access to safe... Read more
City High School with Watershed Management Group received a NOAA Recharge the Rain grant to create community resilience and green infrastructure.
City High teacher Jennifer Knochel says “This grant is important for our students because... Read more
Starting Thursday, Feb. 6, beer enthusiasts across the state will rejoice in their love for a good brew.
Arizona Beer Week — which is actually longer than a week, ending Feb. 16 — is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
The... Read more
Joaquín Murrieta-Saldívar, heading from Mexico to California in the early ’90s, handed his passport to the Border Patrol agent at the crossing station in Tijuana.
“You are not allowed to cross the border,” the agent said. “With that name... Read more
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... 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