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Sustainable Tucson meeting on “Dealing with Drought” at Watershed Management Group’s office

Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meeting: Jan. 8, 2019

Dealing with Drought

“Arizona could experience the impact of a Tier 1 water shortage by 2020 if the water level in Lake Mead continues to drop. What can we do to avoid this situation…or at least mitigate the impact if it does happen?
Join Sustainable Tucson for our monthly meeting to talk about water issues, water conservation, and the Drought Contingency Plan at a special location: the Watershed Management Group Living Lab and Learning Center.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
5:00 p.m. Tour of Watershed Management Group’s Living Lab
6:00 p.m. Discussion on the Drought Contingency Plan and what it will mean to Tucson.
Watershed Management Group, 1137 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ

Starting at 5 pm, we will have a tour of the rainwater harvesting, greywater harvesting, and water conservation features at the Living Lab. We’ll also be showing the Arizona Public Media film “Beyond the Mirage” for those who don’t want to participate in the tour.

At 6 pm the main program will begin, with local experts discussing the Drought Contingency Plan, what it will mean for Tucson, and what we all can do to prepare for the upcoming shortages.

Light snacks and rainwater will be available.

Limited handicapped parking is available next to the Welcome Center, just off of Dodge Blvd. DO NOT PARK IN THE IZUMI PARKING LOT WEST OF THE LLLC – YOU WILL BE TICKETED. There is ample parking on the south side of Speedway Blvd, just behind the Bashful Bandit, and a pedestrian signal to cross at Dodge.”


7th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour

“Get inspired to create your own eco-paradise! Explore Tucson sites that harvest water, conserve energy, grow food & create wildlife habitat.

You’ll discover public and private landscapes throughout Tucson and learn from the homeowners firsthand. Experience rain gardens, cisterns, passive & active solar systems, greywater systems, composting toilets, shady oases, lush food gardens, wildlife habitat, and much more. The eco-practices range in size and cost, and many sites feature repurposed and recycled materials.

Tickets are $15/person/car — or $10/person for bicycle riders and public transportation users. Kids under 14 are free! Proceeds directly benefit WMG’s Green Living Co-op program.
Register today!”Hosted by Watershed Management Group

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Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast

edibleshade … at Watershed Management Group (WMG), 1137 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ (north of Speedway Blvd.), 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday Nov. 22.

It’s that time again! Come join us for a fun-filled morning as we celebrate the delicious shade of mesquite, pomegranate, olive and other edible native and desert-adapted trees. Enjoy live music, an artisan market, and educational presentations as you explore sustainability practices in action at WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center. And come hungry—we’ll be serving up local mesquite pancakes, fresh off the griddle! Edible Shade is fun for the whole family. Your junior water harvesters will love exploring our Raindrop Retreat / La Casa del Chorrito playhouse. We’ll also be kicking off the day with a special release party for Poo to Peaches, our new children’s book about composting toilets. Bring the kiddos for a book reading and take home your very own copy signed by the illustrator, Kim Afinowich! Pancakes $2 each, or three for $5. Non-gluten and vegan options available. This year you can skip the ticket line! Pre-pay for your delicious pancakes on our website at https://watershedmg.org/edibleshade Porch Presentations Special Guests: Carolyn Niethammer and Scott Calhoun And featuring musical guests The Brambleberry Duo Bring your TEP bill to receive a free shade tree courtesy of Tucson Electric Power, while supplies last. Exo Roast Co. will have special mesquite toddy for sale! And Peddler on the Path will be here serving up hot espresso drinks too.