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Build a Rain Garden: Nature Based Solutions from Schools to Your Home

June 13, 2024

Living in the desert in Arizona, we are no strangers to extreme heat and sparse rainfall. As temperatures rise, so do health concerns. However, we can harness the limited rain the desert provides to build communities resilient to these challenges. One approach to achieving this is through “nature-based solutions,” which leverage natural systems to enhance both community health and watershed …

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April = Celebrations of Nature & Water

March 13, 2024

Spring is in the air, and so is the spirit of water conservation! This April, Water – Use It Wisely is gearing up for several exciting events that highlight the importance of water-saving efforts. A variety of activities – from Water Awareness Month to Earth Day to Arbor Day – means that there are plenty of opportunities to have fun …

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Wayne Drop is Splashing Into November with Water-Saving Activities!

November 17, 2023

  Hi, Water Pals! Wayne Drop here, your trusty water-saving sidekick. Guess what’s on my November radar? Gratitude and giving thanks, of course. This year, I am extra grateful for the water we’ve got in Arizona! That’s why I wanted to share some awesome water-saving activities with you this month so we can turn our gratitude into action. Of course, …

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Wayne Drop Reconnects with Impatient Fourth Grader!

School’s Out and Water’s In: 5 Ways to Save Water Over Summer Break

May 30, 2023

Hey there! It’s Wayne Drop, your favorite water-saving pal from Water – Use It Wisely. As school ends and summer begins, it’s time to unleash your water-saving powers at home! I’ve got five splash-tastic ways to conserve water during your epic summer break. After all, it’s a break from school, not from saving water.   1. Turn Off the Faucet …

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Wayne Drop’s Top Five Water-Saving Stocking Stuffers

December 21, 2022

Hi everyone, Wayne Drop here!  The holidays always put a big smile on my face. And yes, while I realize my smile is stitched to my face and can’t move, the holidays really do warm up the inside of me. Besides hot chocolate, s’mores, candy canes, bright lights, and presents under the tree, ‘tis the season I get to bring …

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Happy Hallo-Wayne: Saving Water Doesn’t Have to be Scary

October 27, 2022

Hey everybody… Hallo-Wayne Drop here!   Spooky season is here! Your neighborhood is probably full of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, skeletons, and witches… But saving water doesn’t have to be so scary!   Don’t get me wrong, there is a scary side to water… like misusing and wasting water. Boy, do I have frightening stories. Someone taking a 30-minute shower will drive …

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Just dropped. Wayne Drop’s Water-Saving Activity Sheet

September 22, 2022

Hello, fellow water savers! Wayne Drop here! As you know, I am a thinker. I am always thinking about water conservation. Water is literally on my mind all the time, and if you’ve ever seen me, water is on my entire body, too. Which is good because I am always coming up with new ways to make water conservation fun and …

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Wayne Drop Reconnects with Impatient Fourth Grader!

Wayne Drop Reconnects with Impatient Fourth Grader!

July 21, 2022

Hello teachers, students, children, and fellow water savers! Wayne Drop here with a wonderful story that floods my heart. Way back in 2009 (when I was a slimmer water drop), I received a brave letter from little 4th grader Mya Oleksiak who wrote about her passion for water conservation. She dared to share her ideas and love for the water we cherish! At …

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Wayne Drop Reconnects with Impatient Fourth Grader!

Mogollon Rim with Wayne Drop

February 22, 2022

Hey Everyone… Wayne Drop here! There’s nothing more fun than going sledding! A February winter storm watch has been issued for Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim today with snow predicted to reach anywhere from 8-16 inches. That’s when I love to visit the Mogollon Rim (pronounced “Muggy – own”), a sheer cliff that runs a stunning 200 miles diagonally across Arizona. …

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Valentine’s Day with Wayne Drop

January 26, 2022

Hey Everybody! Wayne Drop here… Valentine’s Day is coming up! Here are some fun messages to share with your crush… along with some water-saving tips they will be sure to love.   Water you wading for? Be mine. We love our earth and the special gifts it gives us, especially water. We have 100+ tips to help you save it. …

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Get Ready for Back to School with Wayne Drop

September 8, 2021

Hi everyone! Wayne Drop here…   School is back in session! Which means your brain is back in session, too! Woo-hoo!   What better way to get the water mill wheels turning in the “ol’ noggin” than by dropping knowledge on the importance of water conservation.   Here’s a great quote about why we need to save water from one …

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Summer Water-Saving Fun with Wayne Drop

June 29, 2021

Don’t you just love summer?! Pool time, fun, games… and of course, water conservation!? Wait – what?!  Yes! You heard me right. Saving water during the hot summer months is important, especially in the Arizona desert. Because it gets so hot here, people often take more showers or baths. And, our plants in the landscape or swimming pools will use …

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