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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... Read more

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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

KGUN 9's story on WMG's river restoration work with Pima County.



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

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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

KOLD interviewing Catlow Shipek & Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar

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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... Read more

Pima County & WMG are tackling flooding issues that come with monsoon storms.



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

A rider and his horse enjoy the Santa Cruz River at dusk. Photo by Julius Schlosburg
Executive Director Lisa Shipek

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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 - Composting Toilets

Arizona Public Media


Waste Not, a new recycling trend in composting toilets puts human waste to work.


Photo by Julius Schlosburg

Desert Leaf


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

Tucsonans enjoying the waters flowing in the Santa Cruz River during the river release on Monday, June 24. Photo: Jamie Manser/Watershed Management Group

Arizona Public Media


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

Santa Cruz River near Speedway and Interstate 10. (KOLD News 13)

KOLD News 13


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

WMG's Raindrop Retreat, available for kids of all ages to enjoy!

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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

Paul Huber Middle School students. Photo by Bruce Whetten/Douglas Dispatch

Douglas Dispatch


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... Read more

Photo by Ron Medvescek/AZ Daily Star.

Arizona Daily Star


This week the world’s gardeners will talk about dirt. Or more specifically, compost.

It’s International Compost Awareness Week. To mark the occasion, some local experts offered tips on composting in the desert.

But first, some... Read more

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