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

Rating: 5 stars  

I had been interested in water conservation on a local and personal level for awhile when I noticed one of their trucks logo. Researching online, I found the City of Tucson rebate classes for water tanks and grey water installations. I saw a chance to volunteer at workshops helping to create more sustainable environments at people's homes. The barn-raising model appealed to my sense of community, self sufficiency and even survival, as we live in a desert. I signed up for the classes and the workshops. I couldn't have predicted how contagious their enthusiasm is or the quantity and quality of the knowledge I have gained. Everyone there has multiple expertise in this field and are eager ,willing and available to answer any questions I have had. I've been able now to share with neighbors and so many others about proper tree pruning, plant choices and their planting, landscape grading for water retention, drip system and grey water installations. I've discovered my love for building various types of rock walls and the purpose of each. I also learned valuable information from other volunteers at the workshops. WMG attracts inexperienced and seasoned persons who are all interested in helping our environment whether it's their own backyard or on a grander scale. I've attended over 20 workshops and l continue to learn something new at each one. It's amazing to see the transformation that a small group of people can accomplish in a small amount of time. That realization is forever carried with every volunteer. An important aspect of their work is their involvement with commercial installations, including the City Council offices. The more visible this type of work is, the more people become interested in it for themselves. So, I also volunteer to help maintain my Ward office. It was gratifying to see all the people who stopped by on the annual tour this year. But I've forgotten to emphasize how much fun we have! Young, old (I'm 65) , digging in the dirt, it's always a great experience. Thank you WMG!

Role:  Volunteer