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Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

Tucson Mountain Park

Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 7 am to around 11 am
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: We will meet at the house of a former caretaker, on the northeast side of Kinney Road, immediately northwest of the turnoff to the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area, 0.1 mile southeast of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum entrance.
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: N32.243791 Long: W111.163063
Volunteers: 0 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. 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.

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Catalina State Park- 50 Year Trail

Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 8 am- 12noon
Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Help us battle invasive and flammable buffelgrass. Come out to beautiful Catalina State Park and get into the park for free. Enjoy the views, save our saguaros, and enjoy working with volunteers that love the Sonoran Desert.
Meeting Location: Meet at the trailhead for the 50 Year Trail in the parking lot of the Equestrian Center, near the picnic tables. Park on the left side of the horse corrals.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 11 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, work gloves, digging bars
Bring: two liters of water, a snack, sunscreen
Wear: Long pants, long sleeved shirt, hat, sturdy shoes or boots
Additional Information: Hike up to one mile along the 50 Year Trail to a hillside overlooking Pusch Ridge and the Sutherland Wash. We will work on a rocky slope, so participants should be comfortable hiking off trail.

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