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Rainwater conservation efforts paying off for Tucson community

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.

Making the most of water in Tucson

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.

Water management classes offered

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...

Visit this 'sustainable oasis' in midtown during an environmentally friendly home tour tomorrow

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...

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