More water, more beer.
A portion of the proceeds from Tucson Craft Beer Crawl will benefit Watershed Management Group (WMG), a Tucson-based non-profit organization. WMG works to restore flow to our desert rivers, create healthy urban watersheds, and promote green, walkable neighborhoods. WMG creates enduring change through community education programs, on-the-ground demonstrations, and policy work.
The proceeds will fund WMG’s 50 Year Program to restore the heritage of year-round, free flowing rivers in southern Arizona. Up until about the 1950s much of the Santa Cruz River and its tributary streams flowed year-round, allowing cities in Southern Arizona to grow and flourish. Now our rivers, creeks, and springs only flow after heavy rains and for short periods of time. WMG and partners launched a community campaign in 2015 to restore habitat and surface flow to Sabino Creek downstream of Sabino Canyon, the most visited natural area in Tucson. In 2016, they expanded their campaign to restore flow to Tanque Verde Creek, which joins up with Sabino Creek and feeds into the Rillito River.
To learn more about WMG’s 50 Year Program and get involved with actions to restore our Creeks, visit watershedmg.org/rivers.