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Community Programs

There are numerous washes and dry riverbeds that run throughout the Town of Oro Valley. Some are large, like the Cañada del Oro Wash, while others are small tributaries that run through neighborhoods.
These washes are not always dry. They can fill with water after a rainstorm or after human events like washing a car or irrigating a back yard.

The Town of Oro Valley has established the Adopt-A-Wash Program to help keep our washes running freely and cleanly throughout the year.

Program goals

  • Improve the flow of water by removing debris
  • Reduce or eliminate harmful contaminants that may seep into our groundwater supply
  • Maintain civic pride by taking responsibility for keeping our washes clean and free-flowing

How to participate
Groups interested in participating should contact the Adopt-A-Wash coordinator at 520-229-4816.

Groups might include:

  • Boy/Girl Scouts (ages 14+)
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Youth clubs
  • Special interest clubs (e.g. hiking, walking, etc.)
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Private businesses

For more information, view the Adopt-A-Wash Program Brochure (PDF).