Join Restoration Director Trevor Hare, River Run Network Program Coordinator Lauren Monheim, as well as some summer interns and volunteers as they visit a part of the Tanque Verde that we believe has almost year-round flow!
The Cienega Creek Natural Preserve was established in 1986 under a resolution passed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors that authorized the Director of the Regional Flood Control District to acquire designated lands along the Cienega Creek corridor to preserve riparian habitat, reduce peak stormwater flows, and facilitate groundwater recharge.
For rural and natural lands owners, managers, and restoration practitioners
We live in a unique part of the world, one of the world’s most diverse and wet deserts. People settled in this region thousands of years ago because of one amazing thing –water in the desert! The water that attracted our predecessors in now mostly gone. The two reasons for that are over-pumping our groundwater and the degradation of our washes, creeks, wetlands and rivers.
In this time of shelter in place across the nation and the globe, we have a unique opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade by connecting more deeply with our uber local environment. Whether it’s your backyard, neighborhood street, or a nearby creek, now is your opportunity to steward in place!
Trevor shares the beauty of the Agua Caliente riparian area and WMG’s latest river restoration work. Special guest appearance by Felix - Trevor's dog. Join our River Run Network movement! Watershedmg.org/RRN
Desert River Reborn - Local Water Supplies Shape the Future
The good news keeps coming for our rivers this year. In June, we celebrated the launch of the Santa Cruz Heritage Project, releasing recycled water into the river to support perennial ow through downtown Tucson. Now we learn another stretch of the Santa Cruz River is also owing regularly, thanks to restored groundwater levels.