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!
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.
Help us reclaim our rivers! Watch this video, and join WMG's River Run Network!
An introduction to life—and restoration goals—on the Lower Tanque Verde Creek.
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!