Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - noon

Organization: Trails End HOA
Description: Buffelgrass patches alongside road leading up to Tower Hill. The neighborhood is gated so please make sure to sign up so that we can get you access information.
Meeting Location: Bottom of the hill on W. Hidden Canyon Dr. 32.243348, -111.105045 and we will carpool or walk up to the top of the hill to the buffelgrass patch.
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.245086 Long: -111.111651
Volunteers: 21 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: digging bars, gloves, hand picks, trash bags
Bring: water bottle, work clothes
Wear: boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, work gloves
Additional Information: Gated neighborhood: You must sign up in advance to receive access information.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: We will hike cross-country and up a canyon about a mile to arrive at our site. We will be working in the sun, often on rocky slopes.
Meeting Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We will meet in the breezeway of the Education Annex Building. It takes about half an hour to drive from downtown to the museum.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Volunteers: 23 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: We have rock hammers, digging bars and gloves, but if you have your own bring them and let the leader know ahead of time.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Additional Information: All that attend will receive a sticker and be entered into a drawing to win a young potted saguaro. Plus, home-baked cookies!

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: February is "Save Our Saguaros" month in the Tucson area. We are saving saguaros from invasive, flammable buffelgrass. Join the Buffel Slayers on Saturday, February 1st and get this month jump-started! Spend a morning, save a saguaro! Work with a fun and lively group along the 50 Year Trail and do your part! We supply the gloves and digging tools. You get into the park for free. Join our raffle to win a baby saguaro!
Meeting Location: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables)
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 18 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, work gloves, digging bars
Bring: 2 liters of water, a snack
Wear: Long pants, long sleeved shirt, hat, sturdy shoes or boots
Additional Information: Please sign up if you plan to attend so that I bring the correct number of tools. We cannot accommodate late-comers, but you can leave early if you need to.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 8am-11am

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Be prepared for some moderate hiking in rocky terrain off trail. After we pull, we will distribute seed balls created from locally sourced seed around the pull area to help reinstate biodiversity!
Meeting Location: Red Hills Visitor Center
Buffelgrass pull location: 2700 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Hand picks, geopicks, digging bars, gloves, and eye protection
Bring: At least 2 liters of water, snacks, a lunch, and sunscreen
Wear: Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sturdy hiking shoes (closed-toed), and sunglasses
Additional Information: Each volunteer will be offered a free one-day pass to Saguaro National Park to use on the day of their choosing. We also have stickers, shirts, snacks, and buffelgrass informational handouts to share with our volunteers!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 8am-11am

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Our monthly Second Saturday Pull! We will be pulling in the Camino Loma Alta area in a dense patch located on the side of a hill. There will be about 25 minutes of off trail hiking to the location.
Meeting Location: Rincon Mountain Visitor Center
Buffelgrass pull location: 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: hand picks, geopicks, rockbars, gloves, eye protection
Bring: 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed toed sturdy shoes, hat, & sunglasses
Additional Information: No need to RSVP, just show up the morning of. All who volunteer will receive a one-day pass to Saguaro National Park to use on the day of their choice. We also have stickers, shirts, snacks, and buffelgrass information to share with our volunteers!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 7:30 - 12:00 pm

Organization: Tohono O'odam Natural Resources
Description: We will meet at the Mission and then drive a short distance to the pull. THe pull will last about 2 hours. After the pull we can celebrate and learn back at the mission with food, drink and music.
Meeting Location: San Xavier Mission general parking area.
Buffelgrass pull location: 1950 W San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Volunteers: 23 registered out of a total capacity of 50
Tools Provided: Yes. Tools and gloves provided
Bring: Water, sunscreen
Wear: Closed toed Shoes, long pants, sleeves, hat
Additional Information: Come for the pull and/ or the celebration. We will have the pull in the early morning followed by gathering to learn more about the buffelgrass efforts, share some food, and have fun!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 8 am to noon +

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Description: Volunteers will remove weeds from Tucson Mountain Park, working off-trail, often on rough terrain. Usually, the weeds are piled on-site and secured with rocks to prevent seed dispersal.
Meeting Location: Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for meeting location
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 5 registered out of a total capacity of 25
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and digging bars. Some volunteers bring their favorite tools.
Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and energy snacks. Munchies are always appreciated for snacking after the digging party.
Wear: Sturdy pants and shoes, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt. If the weather warrants, bring a windbreaker or light raingear.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - noon

Organization: Trails End Weedwackers
Description: We pulled buffelgrass at Cooper Center last year. As expected, there is some regrowth this year but it is much less than before. Next year it will be minimal! Site is fairly easy to navigate and not too far to hike.
Meeting Location: Cooper Center for Environmental Learning
Buffelgrass pull location: 5403 W. Trails End Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: digging bars, gloves, hand picks, trash bags
Bring: water bottle, work clothes
Wear: boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, work gloves

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 8 am to noon +

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Description: Volunteers will remove weeds from Tucson Mountain Park, working off-trail, often on rough terrain. Usually, the weeds are piled on-site and secured with rocks to prevent seed dispersal.
Meeting Location: Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for meeting location
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 6 registered out of a total capacity of 25
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and digging bars. Some volunteers bring their favorite tools.
Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and energy snacks. Munchies are always appreciated for snacking after the digging party.
Wear: Sturdy pants and shoes, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt. If the weather warrants, bring a windbreaker or light raingear.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 12:30

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: We will hike cross-country and up a canyon about a mile to arrive at our site. We will be working in the sun, often on rocky slopes.
Meeting Location: We will meet in the breezeway of the Education Annex Building. It takes about half an hour to drive from downtown to the museum.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
Volunteers: 2 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: We have rock hammers, digging bars and gloves, but if you have your own bring them and let the leader know ahead of time.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 8am-12pm

Organization: Sierra Club in conjunction with Saguaro National Park
Description: Pull will be located in steep terrain with some moderate to strenuous hiking. After our pull, we will spread seed balls from a locally sourced seed mix to reinstate biodiversity!
Meeting Location: Cam-Boh Picnic Area
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.320004 Long: -111.166060
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 15
Tools Provided: hand picks, geo picks, rockbars, gloves, eye protection
Bring: At least 2 liters of water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen
Wear: Long pants, long sleeved shirt, Closed-toed sturdy hiking shoes, a hat, and sunglasses
Additional Information: We will meet at the Cam-Boh picnic area and carpool to the site location.This event is hosted by Sierra Club's Frank Staub. This event includes a tour of an off-grid, sustainably built home! Each volunteer will be offered a free one day park pass to Saguaro National Park to be used on the day of their choosing. We also have stickers, shirts, snacks, and buffelgrass information to share with our volunteers!

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - noon

Organization: Trails End Weedwackers
Description: Beautiful hike in the wash and foothills of the Tucson Mountains, just off W. Trails End Rd. Terrain is a little rough - rocky and a little bit steep.
Meeting Location: W. Trails End Rd. We'll be parked on the side of the road just west of COTA Academy.
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32°14’21″N Long: 111°5’34″W
Volunteers: 1 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: digging bars, gloves, hand picks, trash bags
Bring: water bottle, work clothes
Wear: boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, work gloves

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: February 23rd-February 29th

Organization: Wilderness Volunteers
Description: This event will be a car camping experience at the Madrona drainage. Never heard of Madrona before? It's in a secluded area of Saguaro National Park that only a few visitors get the opportunity to visit each year! What makes it extraordinary are the lively tinajas (pools of water) that flow year round. These pools are a haven for the rare Lowland Leopard Frog, invertebrates, and riparian birds. There are no campgrounds within the desert region of Saguaro National Park, so this a rare opportunity to stay and appreciate our dark skies and the sounds of the desert at night. This event is run through Wilderness Volunteers. WV is a non-profit organization. The camp out is from February 23rd-February 29th. There is a $375 registration fee; the fee covers all food and transportation. The work will be strenuous. Be prepared to hike for ~30mins to site locations and spend periods of time bending down and removing buffelgrass.
Meeting Location: Please contact Lee Cooper at Lee68044@comcast.net for further information.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided:
Bring:
Wear:
Additional Information: To find out more and see photos of past trips please look at https://www.wildernessvolunteers.org/project/202001/Madrona%2C+Saguaro+National+Park.html

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 8 am to noon +

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Description: Volunteers will remove weeds from Tucson Mountain Park, working off-trail, often on rough terrain. Usually, the weeds are piled on-site and secured with rocks to prevent seed dispersal.
Meeting Location: Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for meeting location
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 5 registered out of a total capacity of 25
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and digging bars. Some volunteers bring their favorite tools.
Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and energy snacks. Munchies are always appreciated for snacking after the digging party.
Wear: Sturdy pants and shoes, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt. If the weather warrants, bring a windbreaker or light raingear.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Organization: Game and Fish / Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: This location, on the west side of town, if fairly flat and not too hard to walk on.
Meeting Location: Enter from Greasewood, between Anklam and Speedway. Park near the main building, but not in the upper row of spaces.
Buffelgrass pull location: 555 N Greasewood Rd. , Tucson, AZ 85745
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 25
Tools Provided: We have rock hammers, digging bars and gloves, but if you have your own bring them and let the leader know ahead of time.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Additional Information: All that attend will receive a sticker and be entered into a drawing to win a young potted saguaro. Plus, home-baked cookies!

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: We may see early wildflowers as we hike about a mile and a half up the 50 Year Trail. Views will be of magnificent stands of saguaros and majestic Pusch Ridge. In this beautiful setting we will engage our common enemy- buffelgrass! We will be working on a large patch off trail and will need all the help we can get. We supply gloves and digging tools. Spend a morning, Save a saguaro!
Meeting Location: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables). Get into the park for free!
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 18 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, work gloves, digging bars
Bring: 2 liters of water, a snack
Wear: Long pants, long sleeved shirt, hat, sturdy shoes or boots
Additional Information: Win a baby saguaro in our raffle! Get into the park for free. Please register if you plan to attend so that I bring the correct number of tools. We cannot accommodate late-comers, but you can leave early if you need to. Enter our raffle to win a baby saguaro!

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