We partnered with residents of the Sonoita Creek Watershed and dozens of organizations to support the conservation, protection, and future use of the natural watershed.
The abandoned mines in the area had toxic runoff with high levels of zinc and copper which can cause health issues. We collaborated with mining companies, providing educational resources to enhance ecological best practices that prevent health risks and ecological degradation.
We accomplished our water conservation goals by allocating a water allowance for property owners and implementing water runoff management techniques.
By educating the public through stakeholder meetings on water conservation and health benefits, we generated support for our watershed management plan. Through stakeholder engagement and environmental stewardship, we were able to guarantee a healthier future for the people and the waterways of Sonoita Creek.
As a part of our stakeholder engagement strategy we created a storymap in collaboration with ArcGIS and the Town of Patagonia Flood and Flow Committee to educate the community about the history and vulnerabilities of the Sonoita Creek Watershed.