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Rain Gardens for Your Business

Use water-harvesting earthworks to shape and sculpt your landscape.

You'll capture the rainwater pouring off your roof or hardscape to create a lush, water-conscience landscape. We’ll create a custom design and grading plan for your site to meet your needs and create a functional and aesthetic rain garden.

Rain gardens are a simple, low-cost way to take advantage of the rain that falls on your property to support shade trees and other native plants that improve cooling, beautify your landscape, and improve your soil. Rain gardens can also help resolve flooding, ponding, and erosion problems. This is an ideal first water-harvesting system and can also be integrated easily with Rain Tanks and Green Infrastructure.

Begin your landscape transformation today. Request our design and project manager services here.

Business Design Staff

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Samuel Jones
Sam Jones
Community Restoration Project Designer

Sam Jones is a landscape designer with a fervent enthusiasm for native Sonoran Desert plants. As a graduate of CAPLA’s Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Arizona, Sam is conversant with green infrastructure design and understands how it benefits the urban environment. Their award-winning student work focused on rehabilitating a segment of the Rio Salado in Phoenix, with much of their other student work concentrating on expanding park space along Tucson’s watercourses. They are experienced with residential, commercial, neighborhood, and streetscape design in Tucson and Phoenix. Sam recognizes the exceptional challenges of designing in the desert and is eager to work with people to develop solutions for ensuring a healthy community and environment.

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Catlow Shipek
Catlow Shipek
Policy and Technical Director

Catlow Shipek, a founding member of WMG, is a Water Harvesting Certification instructor, and avid practitioner who blends a practical resource management approach with an eye for design. Catlow has over 15 years of field experience ranging from erosion control and arroyo restoration with ranchers, to a decade of water harvesting design and project implementation in urban watersheds, to community-scale water resource planning, policy, and conservation incentives. Catlow assisted in the development of City of Tucson’s Green Streets Policy and Tucson Water’s Rainwater Harvesting Incentive program. He has served on numerous advisory committees including Tucson Water’s Citizen’s Water Advisory Committee and was the Chair of the Conservation and Education subcommittee; served as a member of the Conservation Effluent Pool Taskforce to identify and select project sites best suited to receive treated effluent to benefit wildlife habitat and the community; participated in the City of Tucson 2010 residential greywater ordinance revision; and currently serves on the Complete Streets Coordinating Council following the 2019 passage of the Complete Streets Policy led by Living Streets Alliance for the City of Tucson.