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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation, Recycling, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: Watershed Management Group (WMG) develops community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. We provide people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Results: Since our inception, we've launched numerous water- harvesting public demonstration sites, an internationally acclaimed Water Harvesting Certification program, a growing collection of unique technical training offerings, and thriving Green Living Co-op and Green Streets programs that are spreading our successful model from Tucson to other western cities.

Geographic areas served: Western United States and northern Mexico, especially the arid Southwest.

Programs: See schedule o - statement of program accomplishments (general attachment)

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

bahnted1

Donor

Rating: 5

WMG has led the way in water harvesting in Southern Arizona. They have helped the City of Tucson and Pima County to support water harvesting investment in their communities.

I attended a WMG water harvesting workshop given at the U of Az Agriculture Center. It was professional, If you had decided to go ahead with a project in Tucson, the City would give $2000 in credits for your water harvesting project.

WMG also had a "tour" of significant completed water harvesting projects through the City and County. It was a tour de force! Excellent projects, enthusiastic owners and much learning seeing these projects at completion.

WMG is critical for water independence . They work closely with Tucson Water. That "completes" the circle of water for our community and leads to water supply safety for Southern Arizona.

Tina64

Donor

Rating: 5

Through this amazing organization, I have discovered my life's passion for watershed stewardship. It's focus on community appealed to my desire to connect with others through hands-on projects, while the high quality training offered met my expectations to learn practical, best practices for HOW to care for our land and water. I started as a volunteer, then became a co-op member, and now am a monthly donor. The more I engage with the organization, the more impressed I am at its focus, excellent use of funds, and impacts.

Donor

Rating: 5

I knew Lisa and Catlow Shipek, as athletes(!), when WMG was still in its infancy, and found them to be two of the most dedicated, down-to-earth, hard working, and open individuals I ever knew. Lisa certainly has great long-view/big picture planning capabilities, yet WMG's work and M.O. are firmly hands on, community based, and local solutions oriented. All of their work regarding watershed management, from cistern installation, landscape projects, to educating the public and training individuals are top notch, level-headed, and laced with good humor. I am a catering chef who has donated time, foods, and discounted services for different WMG events. I feel great about doing do, and simply love the work they are doing in this and other communities.

~ Steven Gendel, Tucson

Donor

Rating: 5

The Watershed Group is really stellar in it's comprehensive and professional approach to all that subscribe to it's efforts. I believe they are truly the best run non-profit in Tucson.
Liz Kinsworthy, RN, BSN, MC

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed by WMG over the years as I have watched them grow (from afar). I am a donor and Facebook follower. Much of what they do helps to educate the community, who can then teach each other better water management practices and help each other with installations and ideas. Through education, consultations, and demonstrations, WMG helps to build a sense of community in the greater Tucson area and in the world!

Sky J.

Donor

Rating: 5

This a great non-profit that teaches sustainability practices through hands on experience, while making an on-the-ground difference. This is a no-frills organization with a great reputation with a large group of volunteers and supporters.

If you want to take your sustainability to the next level or help others to do the same, you should donate or volunteer with Watershed Management Group!

Review from Guidestar