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River Run Network Overview

The River Run Network is a group of people working together to restore Tucson's heritage of flowing creeks and rivers - which means restoring the Santa Cruz River and its tributaries!
Join the collective movement to conserve water, recharge our aquifer, and restore the Sonoran Desert. RRN membership is free and gives you access to exclusive creek walks, river restoration workshops, river clean-ups, and advocacy opportunities. Explore this online platform to learn more about restoration targets, priority actions, and progress towards our goal.

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The River Run Network includes all of the Tucson basin, with a focus on target restoration areas, called streamsheds. Streamsheds are specific stream sections and the adjacent land area that most influences the stream hydrology. The streamsheds are delineated by areas that have common hydrologic characteristics and flow restoration goal.

Find and explore your streamshed on the map below.


Discover more below with one of our priority streamshed restoration areas:

Tanque Verde, Sabino, and Rillito StreamshedsCienega, Rincon Creek, and Pantano Streamsheds

Santa Cruz River StreamshedsCañada del Oro streamshed

Our Partners & Funders

American Rivers
Arizona State Forestry Division (Advisory Committee)
Beth Woodin, private landowner (Advisory Committee)
Cienega Watershed Partnership
City of Tucson, Mayor’s office
Gary Hix, In2Wells, LLC (Advisory Committee)
Hidden Valley Homeowner's Association
hydroGEOPHYSICS (Advisory Committee)
Jim Washburne, PhD, University of Arizona
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Pima Association of Governments (Advisory Committee)
Pima County
Pima County Regional Flood Control District (Advisory Committee)
Private landowners
Sky Island Alliance (Advisory Committee)
Tasha Pontifex, private landowner (Advisory Committee)
Tanque Verde Valley Association (Advisory Committee)
Tucson Water (Advisory Committee)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WMG donors