Welcome to the Santa Cruz River in the heart of Tucson, Arizona

The future of the Santa Cruz is rooted in community, restoration, and reciprocity
For over 12,000 years, the Santa Cruz River and its underlying aquifer supplied crucial water to humans from the Tucson Basin and to the current U.S./Mexico border. However, the arid climate and excessive use depleted the aquifer and dried up the river. Since the 1970s, wastewater effluent had been the water source for two river stretches, but it was of poor quality. Recent efforts to revitalize the river led to significant upgrades in wastewater treatment plants, bringing back clean water and supporting plant and animal life. The Santa Cruz River can be restored with ongoing dedication and support, providing an essential resource for people, agriculture, and nature in the region’s arid landscape.

Upcoming events

  • 29 Jul 2024

    Campaign: Medical checkup camp

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  • 30 Jul 2024

    Tips: Rain water harvesting

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  • 08 Aug 2024

    Campaign: Green Environment

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Nepal has been seriously devastated by the recent earthquake.

Over 8,000 people have died (with death toll rising), thousands more are injured, and countless more have been displaced. Many homes, temples, and public monuments have been destroyed throughout the affected areas.

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