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Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 8 am to about 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: In or near Tucson Mountain Park. Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for the exact location, which will be decided a few days before the event.
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, February 6, 2021
Time: 8 am- 12 pm

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Save Our Saguaros and get into the Park for free! We will return to GE9 by hiking on a trail from the bottom of the ridge, approximately 1.5 miles. The trail is a bit longer, but more level than the 50 Year Trail. It will require some bush-whacking to reach the site, but along fairly level ground. Masks will be required during the orientation meeting and while on the trail. You should feel comfortable hiking 1.5 miles and working off-trail on a rocky slope with prickly plants. This is our 5th year working in the Park!
Meeting Location: Equestrian Center in Catalina State Park: Park on the left near the corrals and then meet at the trailhead for the 50 Year Trail near the picnic tables
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle,
Volunteers: 11 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: Pick-mattocks, digging bars, gloves
Bring: Mask, 2 liters of water, snack, hand-sanitizer, personal work gloves (if preferred), trekking pole (opt.)
Wear: Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sun hats, sunglasses.
Additional Information: We dig rain or shine, cold or hot. Please wear layers of weather appropriate work clothing. Since this event is participant limited, please let me know if you find you cannot attend as planned.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 8 am to about 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: In or near Tucson Mountain Park. Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for the exact location, which will be decided a few days before the event.
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, February 20, 2021
Time: 8 am to about 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: In or near Tucson Mountain Park. Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for the exact location, which will be decided a few days before the event.
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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 8 am to about 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: In or near Tucson Mountain Park. Please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sonoran-desert-weedwackers for the exact location, which will be decided a few days before the event.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 7 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.

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