“Is your neighborhood interested in:
-reducing flooding and water pollution
-shading, cooling and beautifying the neighborhood by growing stormwater-fed
trees and shrubs?
Watershed Management Group (WMG) and Trees for Tucson (TFT) are offering a
series of free presentations to neighborhood groups on community uses of
green infrastructure. Green infrastructure refers to constructed features
that use living, natural systems to provide environmental services such as
cleaning and infiltrating stormwater; shading, cooling and beautifying
neighborhood streets; and providing wildlife habitat.
WMG has partnered with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation to
create design standards for neighborhood green infrastructure features
including water harvesting basins in:
-street width reductions
Several Tucson neighborhoods have successfully installed such features, and
WMG and TFT seek to share information on these practices including:
-benefits of green infrastructure
-information on the new design standards
-information about how neighborhoods can implement green infrastructure
-learn how WMG and TFT work with neighborhoods to implement water
harvesting, tree planting, and other green infrastructure solutions.”
(info from a recent email from WMG)
The presentations are offered FREE from July-September 2010. If
your neighborhood group, association, or coalition is interested in hosting a
presentation during these months, please contact James MacAdam, WMG Project
Manager, at 520-396-3266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Watershed Management Group, visit watershedmg.org.
For more information on Trees for Tucson, visit
The mission of Watershed Management Group (WMG) is to “develop 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.”
Passive Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks Workshop
Date: Saturday, July 24th, 7am-11am
Location: Near River Road, East of Campbell
Workshop instructors: Lincoln Perino and Nick Irvine
Description: Two WMG instructors will be on-site to help guide and teach participants how to implement passive water harvesting techniques with native plants. The site has both hill slope and roadside components to it, so there is also a diversity in design and technique.
Limit 12 participants. RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday July 22.