An introduction to life—and restoration goals—on the Lower Tanque Verde Creek.
An introduction to Watershed Management Group's River Run Network in Tucson, Arizona.
When we measure the value of Sabino Creek as we would other community assets, such as a bridge or building, Sabino Creek has a net value of $146 million – $230 million over a 100-year lifespan! This staggering number comes from a recent economic analysis conducted by Seattle-based nonprofit Earth Economics in partnership with WMG.
Check out a map of the project area for WMG's Flow365 campaign to restore Tanque Verde and Sabino Creeks in Tucson.
You can help revive Southern Arizona's heritage of flowing desert rivers and create a better, wetter environment for plants, critters, and people. Yeah, we know—this is a bold idea. But that's never stopped us before!
Watershed Management Group's Catlow Shipek celebrates over 6 months of flowing water in Tucson's Sabino Creek. Video shot in March 2016.
Hydro-regionalism—meeting a region’s water needs with renewable supplies from the local watershed—is a key tenet of WMG's 50-Year Program.
Hydro-regional Policy Platform
The story of desert rivers has been a tragic one, with our springs, creeks, and rivers drying up – losing our ribbons of green, cool respites, and essential recreation and wildlife areas.
Shallow groundwater is found within 50 feet of the land surface—vital for supporting mesquites, willows, and other streamside plants.
Why does it matter?
Groundwater this shallow is only found in small pockets of the Tucson Basin and is important because it is the source for many of our creeks and rivers.