For Immediate Release
Contact: Jamie Manser, 520-270-3213, firstname.lastname@example.org
Watershed Management Group Seeks Volunteers to Help with Community Plantings for Flood Mitigation & River Restoration Projects
Watershed Management Group is seeking volunteers to help with a community planting project in the Flowing Wells neighborhood on Saturday, August 10 from 7 a.m. to noon. The project involves creating raingardens along the roadways that will both stop flooding and create a shady, beautiful community space for the Flowing Wells Neighborhood. The project is funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program, which is being implemented in partnership with Pima County's Department of Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation. Details at Watershedmg.org/FlowingWells or contact Nicole Casebeer at 396-3266 x5 or email@example.com.
Additionally, Watershed Management Group (WMG) and Pima County Flood Control District are working on a restoration project along the Rillito River, and need volunteers to help with plantings on Saturday August 24, from 7 a.m. to noon.
WMG’s River Restoration Biologist Trevor Hare and Project Designer Nicole Casebeer will lead volunteers in creating a native plant oasis to help restore the Rillito River's rich riparian ecosystem. The project is designed to improve quality of life for local residents, as well as create habitat for wildlfe. Volunteers will help beautify and enhance community recreational amenities, help rebuild riparian habitat, and improve water infiltration.
This project is a collaboration between Pima County Flood Control District and WMG, and is part of WMG’s River Run Network efforts to restore flow to Tucson’s rivers and streams. Details and registration at Watershedmg.org/RRN-action or contact Nicole Casebeer at 396-3266 x5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.