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
Rainwater on Tap: Drinking Local, By The Numbers
WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center is quickly on its way to being a rainwater-fed campus—and letting the municipal water lines go dry. Utilizing 3,200 square feet of roof space across two buildings, we are collecting the abundant water that falls from the sky. Ten thousand gallons of this bounty is stored in an underground tank, with another 2,000 gallons held in above-ground cisterns.
What Story Do you Want for Sabino Creek?
The story of Sabino Creek, like many desert rivers, is a story of loss and drying up. But we have a choice. We can shift our role in the story and choose to revive our creeks and rivers. The new story begins here.