Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers - Pima County NRPR
Description: Volunteers will remove buffelgrass from Tucson Mountain Park. Work is off-trail, often on rough terrain. Buffelgrass is piled and left on site.
Meeting Location: Will be sent to volunteers ahead of the event
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 6 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and lightweight digging bars
Bring: A minimum of 2 liters of water (more preferred), sunscreen, salty snacks, backpack
Wear: Sturdy shoes (hiking boots recommended), long pants, hat, and long-sleeve shirt

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers - Pima County NRPR
Description: Volunteers will remove buffelgrass from Tucson Mountain Park. Work is off-trail, often on rough terrain. Buffelgrass is piled and left on site
Meeting Location: Will be emailed to volunteers ahead of time
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 7 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and lightweight digging bars
Bring: A minimum of 2 liters of water (more preferred), sunscreen, salty snacks, backpack
Wear: Sturdy shoes (hiking boots recommended), long pants, hat, and long-sleeve shirt

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 8 am - 1 pm

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: 2120 N. Kinney Rd, Tucson
Volunteers: 6 registered out of a total capacity of 15
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 520-971-9335 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.

Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 8am - 1 pm

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: 2120 N. Kinney Rd, Tucson
Volunteers: 8 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 520-971-9335 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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers - Pima County NRPR
Description: Volunteers will remove buffelgrass from Tucson Mountain Park. Work is off-trail, often on rough terrain. Buffelgrass is piled and left on site
Meeting Location: Will be emailed to volunteers ahead of time
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 5 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Gloves, rock hammers, and lightweight digging bars
Bring: A minimum of 2 liters of water (more preferred), sunscreen, salty snacks, backpack
Wear:

Saturday, October 29, 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 grand view of the northern Tucson Mountains.
Meeting Location: Please contact the organizer for more information: Frank Staub, fjstaub@hotmail.com 520-260-1400. The meeting place is in Picture Rocks at the end of 2 miles of dirt road. Although the road is very rough, 4WD is not required.
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 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, you may win a saguaro cactus for your yard. Pima County has provided a saguaro in a one-gallon container to be raffled off. To see pictures of buffelgrass and where we will be working: https:https://www.frankstaub.com/Folders/Buffelgrass-A-Horrible-Invasive

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 8 am- 12 pm

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: Fall is just around the corner and it is time to get back to the Park to remove the buffelgrass that has enjoyed our very wet monsoon. The truth about buffelgrass is that it needs to be dug several times at any site due to those pesky seeds! Each time takes less effort. Therefore, we are going back to the infamous GE9 site for a third time.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Equestrian Center at Catalina State Park. Get into the Park for free. After the big wash crossing, turn left toward the campground. Go to the end of the road, turn right and park on the left near the corrals. Walk over to the picnic tables.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ
Volunteers: 7 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: Pick-mattocks, digging bars, hand picks, work gloves
Bring: 2 Liters of water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat
Wear: Long pants and light-weight long sleeve shirt, hiking boots or sturdy shoes, hat
Additional Information: Meet at the picnic tables at the trailhead for the 50 Year Trail. We will hike 30 minutes to the site. If you sign up and can't make it, shoot me a email in case there is a wait list. Thanks, and see you there!

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