Living Desert Alliance

Keep our Desert and Community Livable and Thriving.


April 4, 2024

Innovative Reclaimed Water System

Celebrates 40 Years of Water Savings and Management

In 1984, Tucson Water launched the utility’s Reclaimed Water Treatment Plant and the Sweetwater Recharge Facility with ten miles of purple pipeline serving one customer, La Paloma, a nationally acclaimed destination golf course. With expansion fueled by strategic investment and a desire to support sustainable public green spaces, today’s massive, reclaimed water system is a powerhouse of savings and efficiency for Tucson.

This year, Tucson Water’s reclaimed water system celebrates 40 years of providing Tucsonans with recycled water! Using every drop of water more than once keeps our community sustainable, green, and helps our community continue to be responsible Sonoran Desert dwellers.

Click here to learn more about this acclaimed effort helping to

Keep our Desert and Community Livable and Thriving!

Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

Wildlife Crossing Crew

Habitat Restoration Day

April 6th


It's been seven years since the Oracle Road wildlife crossings were restored and they need some maintenance! Join the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection's newly formed Desert Wildlife Crossing Crew and help them remove invasive species and plant new native plants on both the wildlife bridge and underpass. A great way to help the environment while learning about wildlife linkages and crossings during this important environmental service day.

Work starts at 8am and ends by noon and is located at the wildlife bridge and wildlife underpass on North Oracle Rd, just north of Catalina State Park in Oro Valley.

No experience required and snacks provided!

Click here to volunteer

Pima Community College

Climate Community Day


Pima Community College hosted an overwhelmingly successful Climate Community Day at their Downtown Campus on Tuesday, April 2.


This event was held to build community, enhance awareness, empower action, and connect people with the resources they need to take the next steps in creating a more sustainable future.


Events included speakers, workshops, panels, roundtables, and showcases. Attendees included high school students, PCC students, professors, administrators, and the general public.

Over a dozen environmentally focused organizations were present to share information about their efforts to protect and educate the public about the glorious Sonoran Desert.

Thank you, PCC, for your efforts to Keep our Desert and Community Livable and Thriving and for contributing to real solutions in our community.

Santa Rita Mountains

Open Pit Mining

Public Comment Open

Until April 10th!


We encourage all Living Desert Alliance Members

to send comments directly to the.

ADEQ Comment Portal.

Here's a Sample Statement you can use.

Just insert the date, your name and signature.

Edit as you like or use "as is".

Click below for additional information.

Save the Scenic Santa Rita Mountains Association

Living Desert Alliance Santa Rita Mountains

We'll Keep You Posted!


This is Food Waste

Prevention Week

Click What can YOU do to find ways to reduce food waste at home, at the grocery store and at work?

Click Food Storage Tips to learn how to store a wide variety of foods.

Click on Food Waste Hero Scorecard to find action steps your family can take together to practice and learn important ways to prevent food waste.

And don't forget: Sustainable Tucson is sponsoring, a unique event this Saturday, April 6th from 1:00-4:00 at MotoSonora Brewing Company. Planned activities include cooking demos, games, a raffle, a food drive and information about what you can do to reduce food waste at home.

Living Desert Alliance

Member Survey

We are still evaluating responses .

Results and the winner of the $25 Visa Gift

card will be shared soon!

A special thanks to everyone who participated!

Living Desert Alliance Website. Stop by for a visit!

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