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WATERSHED MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
April 24, 2012

i signed on as a volunteer with Watershed Management Group in 2011. I have worked on several conservation and water harvesting projects since then and found them all very instructive. At my own home I have implemented some of the water harvesting techniques I learned. In May a group of volunteers will conduct a water harvesting workshop at my home to install rain barrels to collect water during our upcoming monsoon season in Southern Arizona. I plan to continue my association with WMG and have recommended it to a number of friends and associates.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've learned techniques for water harvesting that I have implemented at my own home and in May Watershed Management Group volunteers will come to my house to help install water collection barrels in advance of the summer monsoon season in Southern Arizona.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

enhance the website to include detailed do-it-yourself plans for people who want to do projects on their own.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

On larger or more involved work projects a second project manager onsite would be helpful to keep everyone on track.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My volunteer experience taught me new ways of water harvesting that I can do on my own around my own home. It also introduced me to other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds - from chemists with Ph.D.s and landscape architects to homemakers and grandmothers.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Each volunteer experience is fairly labor intensive, so it leaves me exhausted, but gives me a sense of accomplishment. It's amazing to see how much work can be achieved in such a short period of time when a group of like-minded individuals work together.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I've helped install a cistern at a private residence; dig berms and plant trees at a local middle school; and re-fashion the backyard of a private residence to make the most of rainwater run-off to benefit the homeowners fruit trees and vegetable garden.