Please join us on Friday, February 10 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM for the WRRC’s Annual Chocolate Fest. This year, we are thrilled to be hosting this fun event in-person at the WRRC’s offices! The agenda this year is simple: gather with friends and colleagues, enjoy chocolaty treats, and see the winning photographs from our 2022 Annual Photo Contest. In keeping with tradition, this year’s celebration will be a chocolate potluck! Start thinking about what you would like to bake, concoct, purchase, or brew, then bring your favorite divine chocolate delectation to share.
WRRC Brown Bag Webinar: Silent River: Adventure Swimming and Stories of Water
Matthew Moseley, CEO, Ignition Strategy Group
Matt Rice, Senior Director, Southwest Program, American Rivers
Film Screening and Panel
“Silent River” is a short film following Matt Moseley, a world record-breaking long-distance swimmer, who attempts a 52-mile swim from Mineral Bottom, near Moab, down the Green River to the confluence with the Colorado River. Moseley embarks on a physically punishing athletic endeavor while battling the worst drought in history. “Silent River” is a piece about Matt’s triumphant attempt at a swim that’s never been done, but at its core, “Silent River” is about how our rivers are hurting due to drought, climate change, and overuse, and because of it all, we are hurting too. In this WRRC Brown Bag Webinar, we will view the 13-minute short film and be able to hear first-hand about Moseley's experience.
We have the solutions. We know we have to use less water – on the ag side, the municipal side – we just have to be willing to do it and have the political will to use less. It’s go time
— Matt Rice, American Rivers Southwest Region Director.
19th Annual WRRC Chocolate Fest
WRRC Brown Bag Webinar: A Living River – The Santa Cruz River from Mexico to Marana
The Santa Cruz River has long been the backbone of the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Although the river has changed since humans first arrived in the region 12,000 years ago, the river still exists and is a “living” entity that continues to support wildlife and communities along its course. Throughout Arizona, the release of effluent maintains flows of many river reaches. The Santa Cruz River is fortunate to have three stretches with effluent flows—one near Nogales in Santa Cruz County and two near Tucson in Pima County.