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Glendale Rain Garden outside the Glendale Main Library during an Aug. 12 storm

Glendale Star

11/13/2014

The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division known for its award-winning programs took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resource Center’s “Catch the Rain”... Read more

Tucsonan Scott Mencke, and his 3-year-old son, Reef, use water from their water havesting cistern to water their garden at home.

Arizona Daily Star

11/05/2014

Small businesses and people who carve curb cuts in front of their homes can likely start getting rebates for water harvesting sometime before July 2015, a Tucson Water spokesman says.

By unanimous vote, the Tucson City Council agreed... Read more

Tucson Water doesn’t oppose the expansion of the harvesting rebate program but questions its benefits. Scott Mencke, above, says the program needs more time and public education to succeed.
Mencke, with his 3-year-old son, Reef, defrayed the cost of his collection system with a $2,000 rebate from Tucson Water.

Arizona Daily Star

11/01/2014

The chile peppers, lettuce and kale growing in a wire mesh pen in Scott Mencke’s backyard garden show rainwater harvesting at its best.

All were nourished with rainwater stored in a 3,000-gallon, 8-foot-tall, 8-foot diameter steel cistern... Read more

An outdoor, solar heated shower is popular with WMG employees who bicycle to work. Water can easily be directed to nearby plants and trees.
At this midtown house, rainwater flows off the roof and down a decorative rain chain into a pot. The pot drains under a walkway to fill the yard's basin, which is lined with rocks.

Arizona Daily Star

11/01/2014

Tucsonans on the cutting edge of desert-lands conservation opened their yards and businesses last weekend to show off their water harvesting systems, solar energy features, outdoor showers and even their composting toilets.

Watershed... Read more

You don't have to spend big bucks to collect rainwater.
The homeowners here filled in an old pool and made an attractive garden out of it. Rainwater is stored nearby and used for irrigation.

Arizona Daily Star

10/23/2014

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

Outdoor shower

Edible Baja Arizona

09/05/2014

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

KGUN9 Morning Blend

07/09/2014

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 Adult Center

Prescott News

05/13/2014

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

Glendale Main Library

Your West Valley

05/02/2014

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

WMG works in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Herald

04/08/2014

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

AZ Public Media

11/27/2013

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

Arizona Public Media

11/13/2013

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

Arizona Daily Star

10/13/2013

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

Green for All

07/30/2013

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

Tucson Weekly

07/25/2013

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

People from Pachputewadi work together to restore their spring

Mid Day

05/07/2013

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

Volunteers installed retrofits in downtown Phoenix

Downtown Devil

04/23/2013

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

Arizona Daily Star

03/22/2013

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 Meir basin in her side yard

AZ Daily Star

11/25/2012

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

Tucson Citizen

11/19/2012

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

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