WMG is an established leader in upland, arroyo, and riparian (creek-side vegetation) restoration of natural systems along with the planning, design, and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) and green stormwater infrastructure for communities throughout the Desert Southwest.
We specialize in working with diverse community stakeholders, from large landowners and public land managers to neighborhood groups to city departments, to restore hydrologic function, riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat, develop model site demonstrations, review codes and design standards, and build performance-based municipal policies that support sustainable and resilient communities.
Stormwater Resource Planning. We specialize in taking an integrated community-based approach to shift to the management of stormwater as a resource. Whether the primary focus is on flood mitigation, aquifer protection, or water quality, we develop solutions that provide multiple cost-effective benefits to your community.
Stream and Landscape Restoration. In line with our River Restoration Vision we work to restore hydrologic connections through a geomorphic restoration approach. Our holistic approach addresses the complete watershed—supporting upland habitats and restoring local aquifers—for long-term sustained health of critical riparian habitats. WMG can help you restore the health and function of your land, arroyos, and creeks through watershed restoration practice. Submit a restoration project application.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design. We utilize the power of natural systems to mitigate flooding and treat stormwater pollution. We provide technical support for modeling, drainage master planning, maintaining infrastructure, and developing design standards.
Sustainable Policy and Code. Our team can help you develop innovative incentive programs, craft performance-based green infrastructure policy, and perform a thorough review of your development code to move your community forward to a healthy, water-resilient future.
Examples of Past Work
- Midvale and Isabella Lee Restoration Projects in partnership with Pima County Flood Control District (see pages 4-5)
- Solving Flooding Challenges with Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the Airport Wash Area
- City Council Resolution Relating to Green Streets Policy
- City of Tucson Green Streets Active Practice Guidelines
- Green Infrastructure for Southwestern Neighborhoods Manual (also available en Español)
- Design Standards: Green Infrastructure for Public Right-of-ways
Current and Past Clients Include: City of Tucson, City of Sierra Vista, City of Phoenix, City of Avondale, Town of Oro Valley, Pima County Flood Control District, Pima County Community Development, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Lake Havasu City, City of Flagstaff, Las Cruces, City of Santa Barbara, La Paz (Mexico)
Why Hire WMG?
WMG is a non-profit organization working to improve the communities we serve and benefit all people. Our watershed planning staff have over five decades of collective professional experience as leaders in water harvesting, stormwater management, green infrastructure, natural resource management and restoration, and community engagement and design. Our rigorous training in the field has led to successes restoring hundreds of miles of creeks and arroyos, and enabling communities in the Southwest to manage water resources in new ways.
All revenues earned are invested in our public education programs, so your dollars go even farther to benefit your local community.
Questions? Contact Catlow Shipek, 520-396-3266 x4.