WMG wants to work with you to make your neighborhood a walkable, bikeable, people-friendly place.
Get started on the right track with a neighborhood assessment to identify your water harvesting potential. Bring your neighbors on board with a presentation and see your project through to completion with an expert-led Community Build Workshop.
Design and Consultation Services From design services to policy advising, WMG's staff can assist neighborhood and community groups with a variety of projects. With holistic approaches and creative solutions, we will tailor our services to suit the needs of your neighborhood. Homeowner Associations (HOA) and Neighborhood Associations (NA) interested in implementing rainwater harvesting can schedule a site evaluation with one of our Project Managers to assess any issues with erosion, water runoff or flooding and identify opportunities for water harvesting, growing native and edible landscapes, supporting wildlife habitat, and utilizing integrated design elements. This initial consultation is $150 for HOAs and NAs. For sites more than 10 miles from the WMG office, there is an additional cost for travel time of $75/hour. Contact us to schedule a Site Evaluation.
The initial visit includes providing helpful resources and recommended next steps. If interested in project design services, our Project Managers can develop a scope of work based on our hourly rates of $75/hour for HOAs and $55/hour for NAs.
Build your own knowledge with our various field studies trainings.
Presentations One of WMG's expert staff will come to your neighborhood or community meeting to talk about the basics of green infrastructure, technical designs and details, or promoting community engagement. Request a presentation.
As a small non-profit we are able to do a limited number of presentations to HOAs and NAs each month. Please request any presentations far in advance to ensure we can attend and present at your meeting.
Build Workshop Gather your neighbors and transform your landscape through a community workshop. Your WMG project manager will plan a fun and educational workshop to liven up your streetscape, pocket park, or community garden. A collective of your community members can bank volunteer hours at our Tucson Co-op Workshops to reduce the overall cost of your project or you can provide your own volunteers for the build workshop and benefit from the discount!
Trainings Build your local capacity with our in-depth training in green infrastructure for design professionals, municipal staff, and community leaders. We can also provide scholarships for neighborhood leaders to complete WMG’s other trainings, including our seven-day Water Harvesting Certification course.
Assistance for Covering Costs Conserve2Enhance provides small grants to neighborhoods and community groups to help implement water-harvesting projects.
Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program
The Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program developed by the City of Tucson Water Department and administered by Tucson Clean and Beautiful provides neighbors and community groups in the City of Tucson grants to install stormwater harvesting features in their neighborhood. Learn more about their program here.
Why Hire WMG?
WMG is a non-profit organization working to improve the communities we serve and benefit all people. All profit earned from these services are invested in our public education programs.
Questions? In Tucson, contact Catlow Shipek, 520-396-3266 x4.