Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 8 am to around 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: 0 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, December 7, 2019
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: It is cooling down so come out to beautiful Catalina State Park, admire the views, and work together with people like you who want to Save Our Saguaros from dangerous buffelgrass. Kids, adults, groups, and retirees are welcome. You get into the park for free! Win a baby saguaro in our raffle!
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: 2 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: If you find that your schedule has changed, please let me know so that I can adjust the number of tools that I bring to the site. We cannot wait for late-comers, but you are free to leave early if you cannot stay the entire time.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 8 am to around 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: 0 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, December 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am

Organization: Freeport-McMoRan
Description: Food Provided! Also, a short talk from an Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum staff about buffelgrass identification and ecology.
Meeting Location: Meet at the West Desert Trails Entrance Gate at Trail 340 and 337. Directions from Interstate 19 and Esperanza Boulevard: Drive west on Esperanza, turn right on North Desert Bell Drive, then turn left on Golden Desert Way. The gate to West Desert Trails is at the end of Golden Desert Way.
Buffelgrass pull location: Golden Desert Way, Green Valley, AZ 85622
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 50
Tools Provided: Yes!
Bring: Water and sunscreen
Wear: Close toed shoes, long pants, sleeves, and hat

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 Am to 12:30 or 3:00 PM depending on if you st

Organization:
Description: The morning hike to the work site in Saguaro National Park (West) will be short (about 3-4 miles RT), but frequently off-trail and across rough terrain.Take as many breaks as you like to sit and enjoy the grand view of the Tucson Mountains. Bring your lunch for after the morning's work to eat on a porch at the edge the Park's wild saguaro desert. Then in the afternoon get a tour of an off-the-grid, solar-electric strawbale house with passive solar heating, earthen plaster walls, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting for all the home's water needs. The house was built to minimize it's visual impact on the stunning landscape where it sits amid the peaks and big saguaros.
Meeting Location: email: Frank Staub at fjstaub@hotmail.com for directions and more info.
Buffelgrass pull location: 7022 North Tula Lane, Tucson AZ 85743
Volunteers: 4 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: National Park personnel will come with us and provide instructions, gloves, and tools.
Bring: Bring two liters of liquid, and protection from the sun (hat and sunscreen). Also bring lunch if you want to stay for the afternoon home tour.
Wear: Sturdy footwear for hiking and working, Long sleeves and pants are a good idea.
Additional Information: Pima County has provided a little saguaro in a one gallon container to be raffled off.

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 8 am to around 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: 1 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.

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