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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

The Daily Wildcat


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

Reservoirs in Desert

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


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

The Daily Wildcat


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

Lisa Shipek, executive director of Watershed Management Group

AZ Daily Star


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, executive director of the Sister Jose Women’s Shelter located at 1050 S. Park Ave., shows the “Tippy tap” hand wash station to a woman.

Arizona Daily Star


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

Tippy Tap in use



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

Tippy Tap



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

Santa Cruz River Star Image

Arizona Daily Star


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

Mexico News Daily Image

Mexico News Daily


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

Downtown Tucson Partnership


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

AZ Star Beer Crawl

Arizona Daily Star


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

Joaquin Murrieta

Arizona Daily Star


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

Riley Fletcher and her classmate Madina Omar, right, will use their temperature data to assess the changes in the low-water adapted garden.

New York Times


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

Explorer file photo.

Explorer Newspaper


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

Photo courtesy of Technicians for Sustainability

Arizona Daily Star


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

Photo by Chris Richards/Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star


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

Arizona Daily Star


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

Central Arizona Project Canal, Phoenix, AZ Getty

JStor Daily


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.

Conserving Water

Tucson has a strong water conservation ethos. It has to.... Read more

Sandy Anderson, director of Gray Hawk Nature Center, shows school kids a beaver dam on the San Pedro River in 2004. Courtesy of Sandy Anderson

Arizona Daily Star


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