Have you ever wondered what it takes to install a water harvesting system for your landscape? Is it a do-it-yourself project, or would you be better off hiring someone? How much water can you save?
And just how practical is a home solar... Read more
Three Simple Systems for $50 or Less
By Lisa Shipek
WHEN YOU USE GREYWATER, you can turn the drudgery of household chores into gardening. My husband and I joke about doing dishes: “Whose turn is it to water the pomegranate?” I love... Read more
Get to know Watershed Management Group including their co-op program, water harvesting design and construction services, and new living lab and learning center in central Tucson.
Prescott Creeks & Watershed Management Group will be hosting two upcoming workshops on Rain Gardens and Green Infrastructure.
Saturday, May 17 from 9 am – 3 pm at the (1280 E Rosser St) will be a workshop on Rain Gardens in the... Read more
The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in front of the Glendale Main Library was fairly cutting edge when unveiled in 1992.
Over the years, though, city officials and those who maintained the garden realized rainwater headed down its slopes... Read more
Thanks to a public workshop, Sierra Vista’s city complex now shows off not only active rainwater harvesting but also passive techniques that put stormwater to work, while also cleaning it before it reaches the San Pedro River.
On Friday, a... Read more
Clean and dependable water is a valuable resource in desert environments like Southern Arizona.
Watershed Management Group - a local, nonprofit organization, whose main goal is to educate the public, and help them connect with the... Read more
It's been common to turn garden plants or kitchen scraps into compost, but some people in Tucson are working on a program to try to convert human waste into a safe and effective alternative for compost.
Members of Watershed Management... Read more
From a rooftop swamp cooler watering a desert hackberry to a ferrocement cistern that holds 1,300 gallons of water, Saturday’s third annual Home-Scape Tour covers a wide variety of water-harvesting systems.
The systems at the self-guided... Read more
What would happen if every time a roadway was built or renovated, new green infrastructure that added green spaces and soaked up rainwater was also installed? What if every time a new road is planned, we also planned to include lush tree canopies... Read more
Preparing for climate change
Higher temperatures will mean more stress on people and infrastructure. One solution is very low-tech: shade. This fall, I'll be announcing a drive to plant 10,000 trees in Tucson — native and low-water-use —... Read more
The many natural springs in the region can provide enough water to 12,000 villagers. With a practical solution in sight, water-starved villagers living along the Ghats are now fighting back with a little help from NGOs (including Watershed... Read more
Watershed Management Group collaborated with Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center, Roosevelt Row and the city of Phoenix to incorporate green infrastructure in a Phoenix neighborhood just east of downtown at a public volunteer workshop Sunday.... Read more
Nearly 8,600 people across the state came together for nonprofit organizations Wednesday, donating nearly $929,000 as part of the first-ever Arizona Gives event.
Two Tucson-based organizations came out on top with Ben's Bells having the... Read more
Mead Mier is a three-time saver.
In connect-the-dots fashion, Mier saves water that saves money that saves desert waterways.
By participating in the Conserve to Enhance pilot program, Mier says she found an easy and fun way to... Read more
Jane Poynter, one of several 2012 honorees of the Inside Tucson Business Women of Influence, continues to affect change through the implementation of a rain garden at Walter Douglas Elementary. (...)
“It’s about breaking down barriers for... Read more
Ponderosa High School will soon become the site of one of the first streetside water-harvesting projects in Flagstaff, thanks to a grant from the Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group.
In early June, students at the high school... Read more
Thanks to great reviews from our volunteers, partners, and other fans on GreatNonprofits' charity-rating website, Watershed Management Group gained national recognition in April as a Top-rated Nonprofit for 2012.
After we earned almost 30... Read more
When it rains on a corner of the joint campus of University High and Rincon High, a dusty and barren area south of the school auditorium turns into what has been affectionately termed "Rincon Lake," a water-logged, mud-filled pit.
On... Read more
The Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group (WMG) is offering a free water harvesting training program in Santa Cruz County. The two-part training, which begins on Feb. 3, "will first give participants an in-depth look at rainwater and... Read more