The Monsoon Squad is a group of dedicated volunteers who care for WMG’s community rain gardens in Tucson.
Why Should I Join the Monsoon Squad?
Benefits for You
You'll get access to exclusive educational trainings with WMG staff and guest instructors. Gain knowledge about plant and wildlife identification; gardening for birds, bees, and butterflies; best practices for plant health; rainwater and greywater harvesting techniques; best practices to care for cisterns and rain gardens; soil health; and watershed restoration.
Monsoon Squad members also enjoy an annual guided field trip and awards ceremony! In addition, you'll earn WMG Green Living Co-op hours to help you save money on a future water-harvesting landscape project at your home.
Benefits for the Community
These public rain gardens beautify our neighborhoods and provide examples of water harvesting in action. Attractive sites to demonstrate how these practices use our precious natural resources wisely while providing shade, habitat, and food will inspire people throughout our community and region to adopt these practices.
Data collected by our Squad members will be used to demonstrate the financial, practical, and environmental benefits of rain gardens to public officials and community members.
Become a Monsoon Squad Member
You can join the Squad any time! We host periodic orientations and trainings throughout the year. Our next orientation is February 28 from 4:30-6pm, followed by Dancing with Damselflies, our annual volunteer appreciation party with food, drink, and games! Just complete the form below and we'll get in touch.