Living River Celebration and Report Release
October 14, 2018

8:00-10:00 am Come celebrate your living Santa Cruz River! Sonoran Institute and Pima County are excited to share our latest Living River annual report on October 14th. We’ll be gathering at the outfall… MORE ›

Gila Topminnow Riverside Picnic Dinner
June 23, 2018

6-9pm All ages welcome Celebrate the return of the Gila Topminnow and the flowing Santa Cruz River that created its healthy habitat. Toast to the Topminnow and view new artwork on the Loop… MORE ›

Gila Topminnow Returns Bike Ride
June 16, 2018

8-10Am All ages welcome   Does a fish need a bicycle? Well, no. But we’re celebrating the return of the Gila Topminnow to Tucson’s Santa Cruz River—and the new artwork honoring it—with a… MORE ›

Growing Water Smart Webinar Series
April 26, 2018 - May 24, 2018

A growing population, deepening water scarcity and longer, more severe droughts present tough challenges for many communities. Adopting proven methods to better manage water resources will build resilience for your community’s future. Join us for the… MORE ›

Reforestation at Laguna Grande
April 7, 2018

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Laguna Grande Restoration area in Ejido Francisco Murguia in the Mexicali Valley. WHAT: Sonoran Institute and nearly 250 volunteers will gather in the Colorado River… MORE ›

River Visioning: Santa Cruz County
November 16, 2017

Help advocate for and protect the flowing Santa Cruz River within Santa Cruz County.  Tell us which elements of the river are most important and meaningful for you and your community. Perhaps your family… MORE ›

Airport Wash Volunteer Work Day
October 14, 2017

A neighborhood adjacent to Airport Wash on Tucson’s south side experiences flooding even during light rainfall. The Sonoran Institute and Watershed Management Group (WMG) are collaborating to capture rainwater at a site in the neighborhood—the… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River Improvements Workshops
October 10, 2017 - October 18, 2017

  Your voice is an important part of the Santa Cruz River! Have you ever thought that your regular route on the Loop trail could use a drinking fountain? Would you rather see… MORE ›

Living River Celebration and Report Release
September 14, 2017

Come celebrate your living Santa Cruz River! Sonoran Institute and Pima County are excited to share our latest Living River annual report on September 14th at the Pima County Joel D. Valdez Main… MORE ›

California Desert Forums
June 28, 2017 - June 29, 2017

On June 12th at the Pentagon, Sonoran Institute, released a groundbreaking report detailing how military missions in the California Desert region are at risk. In this new report, our organization establishes a strategy to… MORE ›

Join Us for Arizona Gives Day 2017!
April 4, 2017

Drink a beer and help support the Sonoran Institute’s work protecting & restoring rivers in Arizona! Tuesday, April 4th is Arizona Gives Day, a day to celebrate local nonprofits and this year your gift… MORE ›

Santa Cruz River Research Days
March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017

This FREE annual event is a venue for learning about research and conservation efforts that pertain to the natural and cultural resources along the Santa Cruz River. Our goals for this event are to trigger new research questions, promote… MORE ›

Flowing Gems at the Southern Arizona Work Space
October 19, 2016

Do you know the Santa Cruz River is Tucson’s Living River? Come learn more about this flowing gem. That’s right, though many residents are familiar with its dry stretches, our river has stretches that… MORE ›

Living River - Charting Wetland Conditions of the Lower Santa Cruz River 2015 Water Year
Living River 2016 Report Release Event
July 21, 2016

What’s Happening? Hey Tucson! Do you know the Living River in our community? The Santa Cruz River is Tucson’s Living River! And, we’re celebrating the river on July 21 with the release of our newest report… MORE ›

Living River Celebration
April 16, 2016

What’s the “Living River” The Living River project, a joint initiative of the Sonoran Institute and Pima County, is a special series on the Santa Cruz River, which aims to assess the wetland… MORE ›

Living River Presentation
April 6, 2016 - April 9, 2016

What We Do in the Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz River Initiative is focused on restoration of watershed health with an aim to improve local water supplies. Our overall goals are to: secure… MORE ›