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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

AZ Daily Sun


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

Great Nonprofits


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

Students plant a tree at Rincon/University High School

AZ Daily Star


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

Nogales International


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

AZ Public Media, Tony Paniagua


Excerpt: "Magrane and his wife are getting help from the Watershed Management Group, a local non-profit organization that provides classes and guidance in conserving water and other environmentally-friendly practices. James DeRoussel is a local... Read more

Gail Ryser, a Watershed Management Group co-op participant, helped install a water-harvesting system in someone else's home and got help in installations of two cisterns in her backyard.

AZ Daily Star


Fruits and vegetables for Lupe Carrizosa's meals are just-picked fresh.

Gail Ryser needs little municipal water to irrigate her landscape.

Both central-area Barrio Anita residents took advantage of cooperative programs to shape... Read more


Video - Greywater Branched Drain - Installation at a Tucson Habitat for Humanity site by Watershed Management Group through a volunteer workshop.

Many thanks to Paul James with Just Water Savers USA for filming, editing, and sharing this... Read more

Arizona Public Media


These days students may feel their education is a little dry, with budget cuts eliminating most fine arts and physical education. Often after school hours aren't much better, spent watching TV or playing video games. But at Manzo Elementary... Read more

Tucson Weekly, Messina


It's a sunny Saturday morning, and Ezra Roati is working in his yard. A small group of people work along with him, digging, building and planting. Mounds of dirt and rock are piled high, and the sound of a power tool fills the air.

This... Read more

American Planning Association


Watershed Management Group (WMG) and Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association (RHNA) were recently published as the feature article in the American Planning Association's Practicing Planner newsletter for certified planners.  This article features... Read more

Green Valley News and Sun


As Southern Arizona’s green economy grows, many people seek training for careers in green businesses that can match their values as well as provide a livelihood.

As evidence of this trend, Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group... Read more