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 promote water conservation, 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, working with people to harvest rainwater, and on governmental policy work.
The proceeds will fund WMG’s River Run Network, a community of people working together to restore Tucson's heritage of flowing creeks and rivers - which means restoring the Santa Cruz River and its tributaries!
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 and Santa Cruz Rivers.
To learn more about WMG’s River Run Network and to get involved with actions to restore our river and creeks, visit Watershedmg.org/RRN.