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Tips for Container Gardening

November 2, 2018

When most people think of gardening, they think of large in-ground plots or raised beds. From my experience, this picture tends to intimidate many people. Particularly those who are on a limited income, have limited space and time, live in a space where HOAs or landlords do not allow any renovations or changes, or are new to gardening and not …

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Six Activities to Teach Kids About Water

October 30, 2018

[…] it really can be captivating to curious kids. As children get older, some municipalities provide water and wastewater plant tours. They’re fascinating! Shelly P. sent in this photo for our Celebrate Arizona Water contest in 2014. This pond near Sheep Springs between Mormon Lake and Munds Park is where she likes to teach her own kids and her students how […]

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kids brushing teeth

THIS LOCAL ARIZONA FESTIVAL HAS A PASSION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

October 17, 2018

[…] announce that for our upcoming event, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to reduce their bottled water footprint and more at Local First Arizona’s (LFA) fall festival. The 14th annual AZ Fall Fest is a free dog- and family-friendly celebration hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along […]

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN PROJECT ACT

October 2, 2018

[…] and state authorization of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District in the early 1970s. Obtaining federal appropriations for CAP construction became part of the drive for the establishment of the trail-blazing Arizona Groundwater Management Act and the creation of the Arizona Department of Water Resources in 1980. We saw CAP water deliveries commence in the mid-1980s and completion of the […]

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US ON THE VERDE RIVER!

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 […]

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SMALL SPACE? TRY USING SMALL, DESERT-ADAPTED TREES

September 18, 2018

It is far too common to see trees that are entirely too large for the yards they occupy. When trees with mature canopies reaching 30 foot or greater (like Ficus or Chilean mesquite) are planted in tiny front or narrow side yards, the amount of pruning needed to keep the trees a manageable size is overwhelming. Not only is it …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT ROGERS LAKE: WHERE DID IT COME FROM, WHERE DOES IT GO?

August 24, 2018

[…] water, we’d be sipping a soupçon of Rogers Lake. But just like you, I rarely get my druthers! Want to explore other great water destinations in Arizona? Check out our Celebrate AZ Water archives and choose your next adventure. This article, which originally appeared on June 28, 2018, is being reprinted with permission. Thanks to AZ Daily Sun for allowing us […]

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER AT PUMPHOUSE COUNTY NATURAL AREA

July 17, 2018

If you’re looking to Celebrate AZ Water in cooler temperatures, there is a fascinating area located in Kachina Village approximately nine miles south of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona. What is the Pumphouse County Natural Area? Pumphouse County Natural Area encompasses 125 acres and includes a spring-fed wetland and one of the rarest wildlife habitats in Arizona. This area forms the […]

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: GOODYEAR BRINE WETLAND PROJECT YIELDS MULTIPLE BENEFITS

June 5, 2018

The City of Goodyear, Arizona owns and operates the largest reverse osmosis (R/O) system dedicated to producing drinking water within Arizona. This system generates 4.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of R/O water. The downside to being able to produce this clean source of drinking water is that it also generates nearly 1.0 MGD of brine that is chemically impacting …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: #THINKWATER WITH ARIZONA HUMANITIES, ASU, AND THE SMITHSONIAN

May 3, 2018

[…] & Historical Museum Hetro, who is also an Arizona State University history graduate student, researched the story of water in Bisbee and other Arizona communities in preparation for Water/Ways. Water/Ways celebrates its grand opening in Bisbee on June 2, 2018, where the huge amounts of water needed to operate copper smelters in the late 1800s and early 1900s depleted groundwater […]

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Water Ways Exhibit, courtesy the Florida Humanities Council

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US ON THE SALT RIVER

April 29, 2018

[…] City of Phoenix and other partners is known as the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and is definitely worth a visit! The photos featured are just a few of over 1,000 submittals for our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest. Discover more water-worthy sites to visit across the state by checking out our Celebrate Arizona Water blogs. https://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Freda-F.-1-1024×692.png Whitewater rafting – Freda F.

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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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