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Review for Watershed Management Group Inc, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with Watershed Management Group (WMG) in Tucson, AZ over 10 years ago. Living in the Sonoran desert with our declining aquifers, I was drawn toward their mission and their grassroots, community-based approach to learning to live well (and thrive!) with only the 11 inches of rain Mother Nature gives us each year. I've participated in their hands-on co-op program learning easy-to-implement and inexpensive rainwater harvesting strategies that I am now using in my own yard. WMG is a fountain of knowledge for living well in our desert, from collecting rain to improving soils to understanding desert plants and animals. They teach people to work with nature to grow shade, food, and improve quality of life by "planting the water" first. WMG is truly a community group actively working with individuals, community groups, and government entities to help affect positive changes with low-tech, low-cost techniques accessible to anyone. I am now in their Docent training class and looking forward to spreading the simple, but important concepts to others. As more and more people and local government officials implement these strategies, we can make a difference to restore our aquifers and improve our urban environment for everyone. Plus, WMGers are a fun bunch! WMG's Living Lab is a great place, full of laughter, positive energy, and hope.

Role:  Volunteer