Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 8:00- 12:00

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a pulling event on the last Wednesday of the month, in a location to be determined. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: To be determined
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 2 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: Hand picks, rock bars, gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 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.

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Spend a morning in beautiful Catalina State Park! February is 'Save Our Saguaros' Month in Tucson. Save our saguaros and native vegetation from flammable, invasive buffelgrass. We will work off of the 50 Year Trail. Be prepared to hike 1.3 miles or 40 minutes and work off trail on a rocky slope.
Meeting Location: Meet us at the Equestrian Center. Park to the left of the corrals and walk over to the 50 Year Trailhead picnic area.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 18 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, digging bars, hand picks, work gloves
Bring: 2 Liters of water, snack, your own gloves (if preferred), sunscreen, trekking pole (opt.)
Wear: Long pants, sunshirt, sunglasses, sun hat, sturdy hiking shoes or boots
Additional Information: Get into the park for free! Take part in our raffle to win a baby saguaro. There will also be stickers and gift cards.

Monday, February 7, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - Noon

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and SaddleBrooke 2
Description: If you live on the far north-side, like on the Pinal Co. line this is right in your neighborhood. Spend a fine morning doing the most important thing that you can do to Save our Saguaros: help in the battle against invasive buffelgrass! Access is very easy to this site, and it is fairly flat. We will be bending over, pulling/digging out the plants. We will also give background on why this is an invasive species of concern and how it got here.
Meeting Location: We will be working on the NE corner of E. Saddlebrooke Blvd. and S. Mountain View Dr. Golf carts can easily park nearby, but if you come in a car we ask that you park at the Minit Mart, 1/4 mi to the east of the intersection (look for flagpole, 63715 E. Saddlebrooke Blvd.) and we will shuttle back to the corner. Please bring a mask to wear for the shuttle. If you arrive late, there are a few parking spots behind the guardhouse at the corner where we will be working.
Buffelgrass pull location: 63715 E. Saddlebrooke Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85739
Volunteers: 1 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: We will provide tools and gloves.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and a hat. Dress for the weather.
Additional Information: Unless it is pouring rain, we will be there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a buffelgrass pulling event on the second Wednesday in February, in a location to be determined. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: To be determined
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: Hand picks, rock bars, gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 8am - 1pm

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: It is a beautiful time of year to be outside, so join us on the west side of town for a morning of hiking and pulling! We will hike cross-country and up a canyon about a mile to arrive at our site. We will be working in the sun, often on rocky slopes.
Meeting Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We will meet in the breezeway of the Education Annex Building. It takes about half an hour to drive from downtown to the museum.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson
Volunteers: 28 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: We have rock hammers, digging bars and gloves, but if you have your own bring them and let the leader know ahead of time
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Additional Information: If lost, contact Sonya Norman at 971-9335 on the day of the hike. Cell reception is spotty once we begin hiking. All that attend will receive a very cool Save Our Saguaros sticker.

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park staff will be hosting a pulling event on the second Saturday in February. Come join the fun and help save saguaros! We welcome first-time buffelgrass pullers and experts alike. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: Saguaro National Park East. The exact meeting location will be decided a few days before the event and emailed to participants.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: Hand picks, rock bars, gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Friday, February 18, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a Friday buffelgrass pulling event. This is a great opportunity to learn about buffelgrass and how it impacts the Sonoran Desert. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: Saguaro National Park East. The exact meeting location will be decided a few days before the event and emailed to participants.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 5 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: Hand picks, rock bars, gloves
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Organization: Tucson Audubon Society
Description: The Tucson Audubon Society and Dillinger Brewing Company will be hosting a volunteer buffelgrass pull event at San Juan Park, just south of Cholla High School. The event is planned for 10 am to 2 pm. Dillinger Brewing Company (402 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705), will be providing a discount to anyone who volunteers that day at their bar on 4th Ave.
Meeting Location: Park along the northside of San Juan Trail, just east of La Cholla Blvd. The buffelgrass infestation area is near the roadsides at the intersection of La Cholla Blvd and San Juan Trl. Tucson Audubon staff will be arriving at 9:30 am. We will have extra copies of volunteer release forms available for people to fill out if needed.
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.199559 Long: -111.011555
Volunteers: 3 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: yes
Bring: Water, snacks and sunscreen.
Wear: Boots, sunglasses, pants, long sleeves, hat and gloves
Additional Information: After the buffelgrass pull ends, join us at Dillinger Brewing Company on 4th Ave for discounted beverages(402 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705). We will have extra leather gloves for pulling buffelgrass available as needed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - Noon

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and SaddleBrooke 2
Description: If you live on the far north-side, like on the Pinal Co. line this is right in your neighborhood. Spend a fine morning doing the most important thing that you can do to Save our Saguaros: help in the battle against invasive buffelgrass! Access is a very easy hike (3 miles RT) to the pull site, and it is fairly flat. We will be bending over, pulling/digging out the plants. We will also give background on why this is an invasive species of concern and how it got here.
Meeting Location: Meet at the intersection of Whispering Tree Ln and S Border Dr., Saddlebrooke, AZ 85739
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.538793 Long: -110.888016
Volunteers: 1 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: We will provide tools and gloves.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, long pants, and a hat. Dress for the weather.
Additional Information: Unless it is pouring rain, we will be there.

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: It is a beautiful time of year to be outside, so join us on the west side of town for a morning of hiking and pulling! We will hike cross-country and up a canyon about a mile to arrive at our site. We will be working in the sun, often on rocky slopes.
Meeting Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We will meet in the breezeway of the Education Annex Building. It takes about half an hour to drive from downtown to the museum.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2o21 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson
Volunteers: 2 registered out of a total capacity of 20
Tools Provided: We have rock hammers, digging bars and gloves, but if you have your own bring them and let the leader know ahead of time.
Bring: Bring a full refillable water bottle (FULL) and a snack or lunch. We strongly encourage the use of non-disposable water bottles as a pro-environmental measure.
Wear: Wear good hiking shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Additional Information: If lost, contact Sonya Norman at 971-9335 on the day of the hike. Cell reception is spotty once we begin hiking. All that attend will receive a very cool Save Our Saguaros sticker.

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 to 12:30

Organization:
Description: The hike will be short (about 3-4 miles RT), but off-trail and across rough terrain. The last quarter mile is very steep. The worksite is on a steep slope. Take as many breaks as you like to sit and enjoy the view of the northern Tucson Mountains.
Meeting Location: Please contact leader for more information: Frank Staub, fjstaub@hotmail.com 520-260-1400
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.343421 Long: 111.163835
Volunteers: 2 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: National Park personnel will come with us and provide instructions, gloves, and tools
Bring: Two litters of liquid, protection from the sun (hat and sunscreen).
Wear: Sturdy footwear for hiking and working,
Additional Information: Not only will you spend time in one of the prettiest desert landscapes on earth but you may win a saguaro cactus for your yard. Pima County has provided a saguaro in a one-gallon container to be raffled off.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a buffelgrass pulling event on the second Wednesday in March, in a location to be determined. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: To be determined
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: hand picks, gloves, eye protection
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Saturday, March 12, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a Saturday buffelgrass pulling event. This is a great opportunity to learn about buffelgrass and how it impacts the Sonoran Desert. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: To be determined, in Saguaro National Park East.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: hand picks, gloves, eye protection
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Friday, March 18, 2022
Time: 8:00-12:00 PM

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Saguaro National Park will be hosting a Friday buffelgrass pulling event. This is a great opportunity to learn about buffelgrass and how it impacts the Sonoran Desert. Buffelgrass identification and removal techniques will be taught. Plant identification training for desert grasses as well. Expect to work 3-4 hours and to be back to your vehicle by noon.
Meeting Location: To be determined, in Saguaro National Park East.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 10
Tools Provided: hand picks, gloves, eye protection
Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen
Wear: Hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, hiking shoes/boots

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 to 12:30

Organization:
Description: The hike will be short (about 3-4 miles RT), but off-trail and across rough terrain. The last quarter mile is very steep. The worksite is on a steep slope. Take as many breaks as you like to sit and enjoy the view of the northern Tucson Mountains.
Meeting Location: Please contact leader for more information: Frank Staub, fjstaub@hotmail.com 520-260-1400
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.343421 Long: 111.163835
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: National Park personnel will come with us and provide instructions, gloves, and tools
Bring: Two liters of liquid, and protection from the sun (hat and sunscreen).
Wear: Sturdy footwear for hiking and working,
Additional Information: Not only will you spend time in one of the prettiest desert landscapes on earth but you may win a saguaro cactus for your yard. Pima County has provided a saguaro in a one-gallon container to be raffled off.

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