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Earth Day with Wayne Drop

April 20, 2021

[…] surface area covered in water. Earth Day was founded in 1970 to raise awareness about environmental issues such as pollution, deforestation and clean water. Since then, Earth Day has been celebrated in 193 countries around the world! Our planet is a pretty special place, but it needs our help to thrive. One easy thing we can do to protect it […]

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September 21, 2018

[…] been federally designated as a Wild and Scenic River, which helps to protect the river flow and natural environment.   Photo by C. Williams Additional articles about the Verde River:  Celebrate AZ Water: Camp Verde is for the Birds! Here’s to Wine and Water Are you looking for other great places to explore in Arizona? Check out all of our Celebrate AZ […]

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Arbor Day is Friday!

April 23, 2019

[…] Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. The 1st official Arbor Day was created by Morton and celebrated in Nebraska in 1872. In the years following that first Arbor Day, Morton’s idea spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day. So what do trees […]

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Celebrating 20 Years with our Top 20 Water-Saving Resources

December 5, 2019

We are very excited to share with our readers that this year, Water – Use It Wisely celebrated its 20th anniversary of helping Arizonans save water with a variety of water-saving resources. What began in 1999 as a joint effort between Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale to launch a water conservation campaign is now one of the largest conservation movements of […]

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April 4, 2018

[…] the Arizona WAM page to see if your water provider offer rebates for water-saving products, appliances, fixtures, and landscapes. Look for the Rebates section at the bottom of the homepage. Celebrate AZ Water. See Water – Use It Wisely’s Celebrate AZ Water series where we have featured numerous amazing stories about water in Arizona, including Alamo Lake, Boulder Creek, and the Hassayampa […]

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February 21, 2017

[…] indoor and outdoor seating, and is located at the marina adjacent to the store. This photo by K. Keilt is just one of over 1,000 entries for our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest. It provided a stunning opportunity to celebrate the importance and wonder of water in Arizona and to reflect on one of our region’s most precious resources. […]

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Plant of the Month: Shades of Green

March 9, 2021

Shamrocks Aren’t the Only Green Plant to Celebrate in March I hear that wearing green will make you invisible to leprechauns so you can avoid being pinched. Some say it will bring you good luck. But did you know that even beyond March and St. Patrick’s Day, green is often used for interior decorating for its calming effect? You’ve likely […]

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Celebrate AZ Water: Tempe Town Lake – Making Waves in the Desert

February 19, 2019

[…] Lake Marina for a fee. To learn even more about Tempe Town Lake, please visit Be sure to check out our other Arizona water destinations and stories in our Celebrate AZ Water archives. Shannon Reed is a public information officer with the City of Tempe, one of 20 Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water-saving advice and programs.  Fireworks […]

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Plant of the Month: In Celebration of Trees for Arbor Day

April 10, 2018

All about Arbor Day April 27 is designated as National Arbor Day, a holiday set aside to celebrate the significant role trees play in our lives and our environment. It is also a day to promote the planting and care of trees. The founder, J. Sterling Morton, had the idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting. As […]

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Thanks to our Water Heroes

September 22, 2020

[…] not exist. That is why Water Use It Wisely is pleased to take part in the statewide campaign – Thank a Water Worker Day, on September 23. This inaugural event celebrates all essential water workers across the State and honors the employees who provide our most valuable asset – water. This collaborative event is intended to build public awareness about […]

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March 30, 2017

This article originally appeared on March 20, 2013 at and was reprinted with permission. The photo at the end of this blog by David C. was the winner of our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest from over 1,000 entries. The contest provided a stunning opportunity to celebrate the importance and wonder of water in Arizona and to reflect […]

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September 18, 2019

[…] that we talked about earlier provide many opportunities for recreation—fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, camping, bird watching, and more. Wakeboarding on Bartlett Lake. Photo by Rick L. from our 2014 Spring Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest.   We can’t live without water, so conservation and learning how to make our homes more water-efficient are also important parts of knowing about water. Remember […]

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