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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Arizona Daily Star


The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writer.

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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Arizona Daily Star


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

KVOI AM The Voice Radio


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

KOLD News 13


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

Arizona Daily Star


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.