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Screenshot of TV story by AZ Family in Phoenix.

AZ Family


A fun and informative television story on rainwater harvesting at Glendale Public Library and WMG's Hydrate Glendale series. 



In celebration of Earth Day, 30 Minutes is proud to feature two stories from City High Radio, a youth radio program run by teacher Sarah Bromer at City High School in downtown Tucson.

Story 1: A Crisis in the Desert by Paloma Martinez... Read more

Watershed Management Group supports water and environmental conservation efforts. It is one of the nonprofits taking part in Arizona Gives Day. Photo: Jamie Manser/WMG

Arizona Daily Star


It’s a given that the first Tuesday in April has become known for giving in Arizona.

Arizona Gives Day became a thing six years ago; last year the 24-hour period of online giving raised more than $3.2 million for nonprofits statewide.... Read more

WMG Co-ops members celebrate a successful water-harvesting workshop.

Arizona Daily Star


Ask Martha Retallick or Richard Roati what they like best about the Green Living Co-op — a Watershed Management Group water-harvesting program — and they surprisingly give answers that have nothing to do with saving money.

“It’s meeting... Read more

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl. Photo: by KOLD 13

KOLD News 13


 TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Saturday marked the 5th annual Tucson Craft Beer Crawl downtown.

The completely sold out event is more than just a beer crawl that boosts nine local breweries. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will... Read more

Tucson Weekly's Quick Bites cover Beer Crawl.

Tucson Weekly


It is back! For one day, downtown Tucson is going to turn into more of a craft beer-obsessed madhouse than it already is. The crawl features beers from nearly every brewery in Tucson: 1912, Barrio, BlackRock, Borderlands, Catalina, Corbett,... Read more

Photo by Norma Jean Gargasz for High Country News.

High Country News


On a cool morning in mid-November, about two dozen volunteers and students work in a shallow basin behind Star Academic High School, a school on Tucson’s south side, shoveling out piles of dirt and placing rocks in front of a drainage designed... Read more

One of WMG's first cistern installations, back in 2008.

Arizona Daily Star


On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27, calls attention to online — and real time — opportunities to support nonprofit organizations in the true spirit of the holiday season.

“This is a nice alternative to... Read more

River Restoration Biologist Trevor Hare.

Arizona Public Media


Watch AZ Public Media producer Tony Paniagua's wonderful story on Arizona Illustrated about WMG's work to engage Sonoran Desert communities in restoring flowing water to the desert's rivers and streams through the River Run Network.

Catlow Shipek, left, and Trevor Hare, from Watershed Management Group, address the Tucson metropolitan area's groundwater situation. (PHOTO: Tony Paniagua, AZPM)

Arizona Public Media


Flowing water is a rare sight in Tucson's rivers and washes, but local activists hope this uncommon scene can become more frequent in the future, not just during summer monsoons or winter rains.

As part of its River Run Network, members... Read more

Workshop attendees are digging basins that will passively capture rainwater, and are lining the basins with rocks so the basins do not erode during a heavy rain. Photo: Jamie Manser/Watershed Management Group

Arizona Daily Star


Homes and businesses across the globe are using rainwater for a long list of purposes — car washes, gardening, showering — and Tucson is no exception.

Even rainwater beer exists.

Rainwater harvesting involves the collection of rain... Read more

Michael Conway, a local rain harvester. Photo by KGUN 9.



Harvesting the rain seems like a no-brainer, especially these days. Using rainwater that has fallen freely from the sky, typically onto the roof of your home, can be an efficient way to water your plants or fill up your pool. 

Yet there... Read more

Cistern and downspout. Photo by Zocalo Magazine.

Zocalo Magazine


(In) July and August, the sky tears apart with more thunder and lightning than any other point in time. And with that fury comes the majority of our rainfall. Tucson receives an average of 12 inches of rain every year. Despite the rest of the... Read more

Rock work to create passive rainwater harvesting.

East Valley Tribune


You can collect more than 400 gallons of free water off the rooftop of a typical home from just half an inch of rain.

You can learn valuable information like this at the Living Green Hydrate Mesa series taking place on Tuesdays, starting... Read more

Students at Continental, photo by Kitty Bottemiller.

Green Valley News


Continental would finally get some long-awaited greenery, courtesy of sound planning, muscle and what’s known as a rain garden, where storm water runoff is harvested and directed to plantings through channels created by land-contouring, berming... Read more

Santa Cruz River in 1904

Tucson Weekly


Learn Something New

Drunk History of the Santa Cruz River: If you’ve ever seen Comedy Central’s Drunk History, you probably know that history has the potential to be fun in a whole new way when a drunk person is teaching it. For this... Read more

Tucson Morning Blend


Watershed Management Group is hosting the Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast to celebrate the delicious shade of mesquite! Jamie Manser explains that in addition to the amazing organic pancakes with locally sourced products, the event... Read more

Logan Phillips

Arizona Daily Star


A few weeks ago, I found myself standing on the south side of the Cushing Street bridge with the mammoth pad for Caterpillar below, imagining the new view of Sentinel Peak and Tumamoc Hill with a huge, unimaginative office building in the... Read more



Monsoon's beauty can sometimes be overshadowed by the damage that is left behind. One community is celebrating after the completion of a new rain garden and hope that it will help contain future flooding as a result of heavy rainfall. 

New... Read more

Photo of green infrastructure at New Hope Church by Heather Janssen, Tucson News Now Multimedia Journalist

Tucson News Now


When it rains, it pours in Tucson.

Flooding is a common problem many Tucsonans know well during the rainiest times of the year, monsoon. At New Hope Church off of Santa Clara Avenue and Valencia, they have become very familiar with... Read more