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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. 

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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

Photo by Julius Schlosburg

Tucson Foodie


The Watershed Management Group is celebrating the delicious shade of mesquite and other edible desert-adapted vegetation with a mesquite pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. – noon on Sunday, February 11. 

The pancakes are one-of-a-kind because... Read more

Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast

Arizona Daily Star


Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast — Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. Live music, puppets, educational presentations, local nonprofits, and demonstrations. 9 a.m.-noon. Feb. 11. $8. 396-3266. Watershedmg.org/EdibleShade.

Harvesting Rainwater from Tucson Streets

KOLD News 13


The City of Tucson is considering something that at one time could only be done on public areas, taking water that’s running down the street and using it for the landscape of a home.

It was on the city council study session on... Read more

WMG's Policy & Technical Director Catlow Shipek, center, along with WMG's River Restoration Biologist Trevor Hare (far left), Van Clothier with Stream Dynamics and a volunteer (right) are reviewing opportunities and strategies to restore lower Sabino Creek.

Zocalo Magazine


During a period that stretched primarily between the 1940s and the 1960s, Tucson’s water table ultimately began to drop and its local perennial streams, creeks, and rivers started drying up. Today, as most Tucsonans know, what remains of our... Read more

Owl & Panther tour at Watershed Management Group in fall 2017.

Southwest Folkflife


Once, Marge Pellegrino and a handful of volunteers took nine refugee youth to Mt. Lemmon to see snow. Within minutes they were jumping, sliding, and tossing it. “It was magical to watch them negotiate this thing they’d never seen before,”... Read more

Homescape Harvest Tour

KGUN 9 - The Morning Blend


Watershed Management Group's Green Living Co-op Manager Dan Stormont and Public Relations Manager Jamie Manser discuss the 7th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The tour includes Tucsonans who... Read more

A lush landscape supported by water harvesting.

Arizona Daily Star


You can check out nearly three dozen gardens and landscapes at two garden tours on Saturday, Oct. 28. Among the stops is a do-it-yourself backyard that embraces desert landscaping. Another shows how a homeowner solved a flooding problem and... Read more

Earthworks created by WMG at a local home that is on the tour.

Edible Baja Arizona


Tour some of the most eco-friendly homes in Tucson at Watershed Management Group’s 7th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour.

For the seventh year in a row, Watershed Management Group is partnering with some of Tucson’s most environmentally... Read more

The Weekly Green

KXCI's The Weekly Green


WMG’s Homescape Harvest Tour is an annual event, now in its seventh year, to give people the opportunity to see what is is being done at residential and non-residential sites to regreen our neck of the woods. This year’s tour includes 22 such... Read more

Waterharvesting cistern and earthworks at a Tucson home.

Cronkite News


Tucson and other parched Arizona cities offer rebates for businesses and homes that harvest rainwater, but the practice struggles to gain momentum in the Phoenix Valley.

The ancient method can conserve thousands of gallons of water,... Read more

WMG's Phoenix Program Manager Ryan Wood.

AZ Family Channel 3TV/CBS 5


TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - "In an ideal scenario it would be the first source of water we go to," said Ryan Wood, program manager for Watershed Management Group.

Rainwater harvesting has been a practice for Wood and his family for years.... Read more

Curb cut in a local Tucson neighborhood

KVOA Channel 4


Curb cuts enable storm water to drain from the street in to the dirt. Advocates of curb cutting claim cutting the curb and allowing water to be absorbed in to the ground can reduce flooding and benefit plant life.

"We're seeing more... Read more

Painting by Adela Antoinette

Edible Baja Arizona


Through an incredible Edible Baja Arizona series called Rain to Table, Watershed Management Group Executive Director Lisa Shipek has been teaching our readers how to harvest rainwater in their own backyards since March. Harvesting rainwater is... Read more

llustration by Adela Antoinette

Edible Baja Arizona


My husband and I bought a home in May and we were thrilled the house was already outfitted with gutters and a 1,300-gallon rainwater harvesting tank. When we moved in, the tank sat full of water, while the desert-adapted vegetation in the... Read more

Videographer Sandra Westdahl, journalist Christopher Conover and Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar.

Arizona Public Media


Journalist Christopher Conover and videographer Sandra Westdahl from Arizona Public Media visited WMG's headquarters to talk water conservation with Cultural Ecologist Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar. The interviews were part of a larger segment... Read more

Sabino Creek

Meow Magazine


To most who have made this region of the world their home, it’s difficult to ignore our biological reliance upon water. We must be more conscious than most about keeping our landscape, pets, and selves hydrated. But what is surprising is how... Read more

Local resident checks his greywater system. Photo by Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star


If around two daily showers are taken at your house, you can grow a citrus tree.

Or, depending on how old your washing machine is, you can have a citrus tree if you wash between three to nine loads a week.

That’s how much water... Read more

Sabino Creek

Arizona Daily Star


To find water in our dry desert, we recommend taking a hike. 

Despite our surroundings, Tucson has a few oases nestled at the end of long, dusty hikes. Sometimes, you'll even find water — especially if you go before it gets too hot. ... Read more