Sunday, September 1, 2019

Support Tucson's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program

I am so excited about the City's Proposed Stormwater Management Program. Installing more Green Stormwater Infrastructure is one of the most impactful actions we can take to make Tucson water independent and secure in the future.  As a citizen advocate, I have attended G.I. planning meetings at he Pima Department of Environmental Quality. I'm so impressed by the incredible the work that the  city and county are doing to implement Green Stormwater infrastructure using guidelines by Watershed Management Group.  To really be sustainable, we need these systems built all over town and to be maintained.

The proposed green infrastructure is important for a sustainable future for Tucson.  Please, support the Proposed Stormwater Management Program and Fee by familiarizing yourself with their proposal and providing your feedback in the following survey and showing up at the Mayor and Council Study Session. 

Take this quick survey on the proposed stormwater project here.

I also encourage you to write your city council member.

Find your city council member here:

On Sept 4, City of Tucson's Mayor and Council will be considering a new funding program to support the development and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) across the city to reduce flooding, promote shade trees, along with many other benefits.

We need YOU to join WMG's Policy and Technical Director Catlow Shipek in attending the Mayor and Council Study Session on Wednesday, September 4 and showing support for creating a Green Stormwater Infrastructure plan for Tucson.

When: Wednesday, September 4, at 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Where: Tucson City Hall, 255 W Alameda St, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Based on the current agenda timeline we expect the GSI program item to be discussed as earlier as 2:30 p.m. or up to 4 p.m. This is a critical program to help Tucson become more water sustainable, livable, and work towards restoring our rivers. To learn more about GSI please visit:

See the M&C Agenda at:

More information: 

Scaling up Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) - Watershed Management Group

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