Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 8 am to 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: 7 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, February 29, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Organization: Pima College AND Desert Museum
Description: This site is fairly flat, easy terrain to walk on, and only ten minutes from downtown. We will work with PCC students and staff.
Meeting Location: Meet in the southern parking lot, under the east-most row of solar panels.
Buffelgrass pull location: 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745
Volunteers: 22 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: We will offer stickers and cookies for all that attend and you will be entered into a drawing to win a young potted saguaro. If lost, contact Sonya Norman at 971-9335 on the day of the hike. Cell reception is spotty once we begin hiking.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Organization: Game and Fish / Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Description: This location, on the west side of town, if fairly flat and not too hard to walk on.
Meeting Location: Enter from Greasewood, between Anklam and Speedway. Park near the main building, but not in the upper row of spaces.
Buffelgrass pull location: 555 N Greasewood Rd. , Tucson, AZ 85745
Volunteers: 4 registered out of a total capacity of 25
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: All that attend will receive a sticker and be entered into a drawing to win a young potted saguaro. Plus, home-baked cookies!

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 8 am- 12noon

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: We may see early wildflowers as we hike about a mile and a half up the 50 Year Trail. Views will be of magnificent stands of saguaros and majestic Pusch Ridge. In this beautiful setting we will engage our common enemy- buffelgrass! We will be working on a large patch off trail and will need all the help we can get. We supply gloves and digging tools. Spend a morning, Save a saguaro!
Meeting Location: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables). Get into the park for free!
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 49 registered out of a total capacity of 40
Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, work gloves, digging bars
Bring: 2 liters of water, a snack
Wear: Long pants, long sleeved shirt, hat, sturdy shoes or boots
Additional Information: Win a baby saguaro in our raffle! Get into the park for free. Please register if you plan to attend so that I bring the correct number of tools. We cannot accommodate late-comers, but you can leave early if you need to. Enter our raffle to win a baby saguaro!

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Organization: Saguaro National Park
Description: Spring wildflowers should be out. Come help protect saguaros and enjoy Tucson's spring color and weather. We will be hiking about a half mile off trail and digging buffelgrass for about 3 hours.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center (Saguaro East). Follow the little signs for buffelgrass parking.
Buffelgrass pull location: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, 85730
Volunteers: 4 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: We will provide digging tools like pick-mattocks, rock hammers, and digging bars.
Bring: Bring 2-3 quarts of water.
Wear: Sun hat, sunscreen, long pants and long-sleeves recommended.
Additional Information: We will provide leather work gloves too.

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