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Superstition Springs Transit Center Planting Event Restores Desert Landscaping

November 30, 2023

Beautiful trees and shrubs, including milkweed and other pollinator-friendly varieties, now grace the walkways and parking areas of the Superstition Springs Transit Center. This transformative project is the result of collaborative efforts between Mesa and its partners: Meta, Mesa High School, and the Arizona Sustainability Alliance. Additional support for the initiative came from Valley Metro and the Superstition Springs Center …

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Mesa’s How We Use Water and Our Top Five Ways to Save It

May 17, 2023

How can we reduce the amount of water we use or at least use it more efficiently? After all, we do live in a desert that is experiencing a long-term drought and dwindling Colorado River supplies. Donna DiFrancesco of the City’s Environmental and Sustainability Department will discuss: The latest news about the drought and short-term relief from winter rains and snowstorms …

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Trees Are Cool – Even During a Drought!

April 28, 2023

Trees Offer Climate Change Solutions On February 7, 2023, Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Arizona, announced the ‘Trees Are Cool’ initiative to increase shade across the city, lower the urban heat island effect in neighborhoods, and help cool our communities during the hot summer months. “Trees Are Cool” challenges residents and businesses to help increase the City’s tree canopy coverage …

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Mesa’s Resident’s Guide to Water Conservation

January 3, 2023

Tue., Feb. 7, 6-7 p.m. on Zoom. In this 60 minute online program you will: Get the latest news about drought and our water supplies Learn how saving water means protecting the environment while keeping more money in your pocket Find out how water is typically used in a household Hear how to get a free Water-Saving Kit Learn about …

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Mesa’s Trees Are Cool: Tree Care Workshop for Homeowners

April 25, 2022

Celebrate Arbor Day with us at this month’s Living Green workshop! Learn about all the benefits of trees for your landscape, for our communities, and for the planet. The program will cover proper tree selection, placement, watering, pruning, and more. The hands-on portion of this fun workshop will be an opportunity to participate in an Arbor Day Celebration tree planting …

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Mesa Water Sources, How We Use It, and Ways to Save It

November 30, 2021

Go from being a passive water user to an active water steward by attending our Living Green series. This month’s topic is water and water conservation. Get your questions answered about the City of Mesa’s water supplies, what we are doing to manage our water resources, and how we use water in day-to-day operations. The program will include a short …

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Hydrate Your Yard with Rainwater, Greywater, and Composting!

June 28, 2019

Envision your dream landscape. Does it have a rainwater-harvesting garden, rockwork, and basins overflowing with flowering native plants? How about a greywater system watering a fig tree or a buzzing pollinator garden? Once you’ve got the image, how would you bring it to life? Watershed Management Group (WMG) can help! Water harvesting rain gardens are basins that collect water and …

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August 8, 2016

Envision your dream landscape. Does it have a water-harvesting rain garden, rockwork and basins overflowing with flowering native plants? How about a greywater system feeding a fig tree or a humming pollinator garden? Once you’ve got the image—how do you bring it to life? Join Watershed Management Group (WMG) for the coolest educational series in Central Arizona to learn how …

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Why do You Love to Compost?

February 14, 2014

“It gives me a sense of accomplishment!” That’s what one Master Gardener told me after I asked. I wondered about this when I offered composting classes to the public and always observed a great turnout of people with passion and enthusiasm for the topic. There is definitely great satisfaction in taking green waste and kitchen scraps and watching the magical process …

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