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Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Experience Catalina State Park and get in for free as a volunteer. We will hike 1.5 miles or about 40 minutes to a magnificent site with many large saguaros. We cleared this site last spring, but buffelgrass has experienced re-growth after the monsoon rains. Let's stop it in its tracks!
Meeting Location: Meet at the Equestrian Center (left off of the main road after the big wash crossing). Park to the left of the corrals and meet the group at the 50 Year Trailhead picnic area.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 22 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, digging bars, hand picks, work gloves
Bring: 2 Liters of water, snack, sunscreen (Optional: your own gloves, kneeling pad, trekking pole)
Wear: Long pants, sunshirt, sunglasses, sun hat, sturdy hiking shoes or boots
Additional Information: https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers/ Have a mask handy for the group meeting. Social distancing will be possible at the work site.

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Join Saguaro National Park staff for a fun filled morning of pulling and mapping buffelgrass! This Thursday event is a good opportunity to explore Saguaro National Park on a beautiful quiet morning. We will be pulling buffelgrass on a gradual hillside and helping to reduce the risk of wildfire. We will be hiking to the worksite, then pulling buffelgrass for 3-4 hours. Expect to be back at the trailhead by noon.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Douglas Springs Trailhead at the end of Speedway Blvd. Gather in the parking lot area and we will hike down the trail about 1/2 mile to the pulling location.
Buffelgrass pull location: 14300 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: Hand Picks, Gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snack, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots
Additional Information: After the event, if you are interested in adopting an area of the park to keep buffelgrass-free, we can discuss becoming a long term volunteer. A progressive reward system will be available to those that choose to commit more time.

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