Desert rain gardens do more than just harvest rain - they are living, ecological systems that improve the health of our environment. Rain gardening can help reduce flooding, water native plants and trees, grow food plants, sink rain into our aquifer and keep pollution out of our groundwater, create habitat, shade and cool streets and buildings, and beautify our homes and neighborhoods.
This BYOB (Build Your Own Bain) video with Joaquin was created as part of the Recharge the Rain program with AZ Project Wet and some students.
What's a basin, anyhow? How do I build one? Take a less-than-three-minute break and find out!
WMG’s Cultural Ecologist Joaquin and WMG Docent Christian love to watch the rain “do its thing” on their site as it slowly spreads and infiltrates into their rain gardens.
This video shows you step-by-step how to build your own basin, or raingarden. Great for your yard or any urban landscape space, learn how to quickly and easily transform your landscape into one that harvests rain and grows shade trees and native habitat.
Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar visits two large-scale green infrastructure projects in Tucson, the Kino Sports Complex and the Santa Cruz Heritage Project. He compares this with typical grey infrastructure and helps us imagine a city with more green infrastructure to restore the flow.
Learn how to Build Your Own Basin in WMG's first-ever zine!
¡Cuencamelo todo! Aprende a construir tu propia cuenca con el primer zine de WMG.
Watershed Management Group worked with Agua Dulce Homeowners Association to create rainwater harvesting features in the comment land areas. This video starts at the section where WMG is covered. Also, check out the part of before & after photos - the results are stunning!
WMG and Esperero Canyon Middle School working together to create rainwater harvesting features at the school through the NOAA "Recharge the Rain" grant, in collaboration with Arizona Project WET.