IT’S ARBOR DAY!

April is dedicated to earthly celebrations and awareness events, such as Water Awareness Month (in Arizona), Arbor Day, and Earth Day. National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April. However, many states observe Arbor Day on different dates to coincide with the most favorable local tree planting… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: EVENING PRIMROSE

Oenotheras are spreading or clumping groundcovers, native to the plains, grasslands and deserts of North America. They have large, showy four-petaled flowers in pink, white, or yellow, and create carpets of bright color in desert landscapes. Oenotheras are generally night-blooming plants, but most will stay open until midday. These widely… Read More

DON’T JUST STAND THERE…PLANT SOMETHING!

Want to improve your quality of life? Plant Something. Seriously. How’s a plant or tree possibly going to make life better, you ask? By lowering your heart rate, providing beauty and shade, improving your property value, lowering your energy costs, cleaning the air and water and creating a more inviting… Read More

SAVE THE PLANET, ONE DROP AT A TIME!

Head’s up! You’ve been invited to a party for the planet happening worldwide on April 22 and throughout the week locally. The heart of the party is the choicest beverage in the world – fresh, clean drinking water, which makes up less than 1% of the planet’s water. No matter… Read More

WATER TOWER TOUR & FINDING LEAKS

April is Water Awareness Month and Earth Month. The Water – Use It Wisely partners have many activities throughout the month of April to celebrate. See the Events calendar for exciting happenings around the valley including workshops, tree plantings, festivals, and more. One such event is the Water – Use It Wisely… Read More

6 STEPS FOR A DRAB-TO-FAB BACKYARD REHAB

Convert a water-thirsty yard into a water-wise escape. Whether you’re landscaping a yard for the first time from the soil up or planning to overhaul an existing one, landscape projects can be exciting but also daunting. Add to that our challenging Sonoran Desert climate and years of drought, and all-of-a-sudden, planning… Read More

PRESERVE THE QC: A JUNIOR HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

How do you encourage teenage students to care about their community and the environment? Engaging junior high students in conservation education can be challenging but also very rewarding. Preserve the QC is an award-winning presentation created by the Environmental Education Exchange (E3) and the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona. An… Read More

KEEP ARIZONA HYDRATED – ARIZONA WATER AWARENESS MONTH

It’s that time of year again, temperatures are starting to creep upwards, and with April designated as Arizona’s Water Awareness Month (WAM), now is the perfect time to talk about Arizona’s most precious resource- water! To celebrate WAM, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is partnering with many organizations… Read More

CELEBRACIÓN! DÍA DEL NIÑO AT THE PHOENIX ZOO!

Water – Use It Wisely is headed to the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, April 17, 2016 to celebrate Día del Niño! Join us to celebrate children, animals, Hispanic culture, and water! Learn about water conservation at the Water – Use It Wisely booth. Test your Arizona water knowledge and take… Read More

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