Youth of all ages can learn about the importance of water conservation in the Sonoran Desert. This event is free for the whole family on Saturday, February 18 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. For this month’s featured activity, learn to build a tippy tap, a low-flow hand washing station.
A few days ago, WMG's Program Manager and Educator, Charlie Alcorn and Candice Rupprecht, Water Conservation Manager of Tucson Water, were interviewed by KGUN9, a Tucson's local news channel. They mentioned Tucson Water's Rebate Program and the monthly classes WMG offers for the community interested in conserving water and applying for a rebate.
“Here you’ll see examples of all the different things you can do in your own home to conserve water, to support our local ecology, and to grow shade,” said Charlie.
(Español abajo) Bring the kids to Family Saturday at the Living Lab for our youth workday.
Head to Watershed Management Group for Family Saturdays! Learn about greywater and conservation, plus enjoy bilingual story time and a scavenger hunt, and build your own tippy tap. Bring any sturdy gallon jugs you may have at home for your tippy tap! More...
Even better is to use captured rainwater for irrigation. One organization that works to expand knowledge of how to do that is Tucson's Watershed Management Group (WMG).
Dr. Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar’s backyard is a laboratory of sorts.
From cisterns to a composting toilet, he has put to use a range of methods for making the most of the water that falls on Tucson.
The goal is not just to save water or help a few plants.
There is a broader impact, he argues — a better shade canopy, diminished heat and so on.
“At the end, we’re bringing nature back to the city where nature belongs as well,” says Murrieta-Saldivar, of the Watershed Management Group.
Learn how to create a shady, butterfly friendly, food-producing landscape supported by rainwater. The final class is Sonoran Desert Edibles and will be held Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. More...
Watershed Management Group is presenting a series of free classes on personal water management practices for Fountain Hills residents beginning in January. Learn how to create a shady, butterfly friendly, food-producing landscape supported by rainwater. Single classes are available or join the group for the entire series that continues into March. More...
A local nonprofit hopes you'll leave their next event feeling inspired to create your own “sustainable oasis” at home regardless of experience level or budget.
Tucsonans can check out creative, environmentally friendly and sustainable homes around the city on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the 10th annual Desert Living Home Tour hosted by Watershed Management Group. Read more...