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Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: We will split up into groups of 10 max. then hike in about a mile to slopes north of the museum. Slopes are moderately steep.
Meeting Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Education Annex Breezeway.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
Volunteers: 2 registered out of a total capacity of 22
Tools Provided: Gloves and tools (which have not been used in two weeks) will be provided.
Bring: Please bring your own water and snack.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Additional Information: We will have staggered start times to separate groups. Arrive between 7:50 and 8:20 a.m.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 7 am to about noon

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
Description: 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 20
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and digging bars. Some volunteers bring their favorite tools.
Bring: Sunscreen, lots of water, and energy snacks.
Wear: Sturdy pants and shoes, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt. If the weather warrants, bring a windbreaker or light raingear.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 8 am- 12 pm

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Help wipe out flammable buffelgrass in the park to further decrease the danger to our saguaros and desert critters. We know firsthand that our desert ecosystem is fragile during dry conditions. We will work off-trail about 1.25 miles up the 50 Year Trail. This area was not burned during the Bighorn Fire. You should feel comfortable working on a rocky hillside.
Meeting Location: Equestrian Center- trailhead for the 50 Year Trail. Park on the left side near the corrals and then meet at the picnic tables on the right side of the parking area.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 15 registered out of a total capacity of 15
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, digging bars, gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snack, suncreen, personal leather or canvas gloves (if you prefer), hand sanitizer
Wear: Mask, hiking shoes or boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunglasses
Additional Information: We have reduced the size of the group and will practice social distancing. Masks will be required at the orientation at the trailhead and on the trail.

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