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Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Description: We will hike in about 45 minutes over a trail,then track and drop into a wash and work on a slope of same wash. The area is rocky and footing unstable. Using a walking stick is helpful.
Meeting Location: Meet at the top of Gates Pass, near the ramada. This is a half hour drive from downtown.
Buffelgrass pull location: Gates Pass Road., Tucson, AZ 85745
Volunteers: 9 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Rock hammers and gloves
Bring: Water, backpack for water, snack
Wear: Mask, hat, long pants and sleeves, boots
Additional Information: We require that you wear your mask whenever within 10 feet of others. In general, everyone is working at a 6 foot minimum distance from others,often much greater.

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Time: 8 am- 12 pm

Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
Description: We will return to a large patch called GE9. We are determined to finish it this year! We will hike on a trail from the bottom of the ridge, approximately 1.5 miles. You should feel comfortable hiking uphill and working off-trail on a rocky slope with prickly plants. This area is full of magnificent saguaros. Masks will be required during the orientation meeting and while on the trail.
Meeting Location: Catalina State Park Equestrian Center, 50 Year Trailhead. Park on the left by the corrals, meet at picnic tables on the right.
Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737
Volunteers: 25 registered out of a total capacity of 25
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, work clothes consisting of long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sun hats, sunglasses
Additional Information: Masks will be required during the orientation meeting and while on the trail. Get into the Park for free! This dig marks our 5th year working in the Park!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 7 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. Wednesday events usually involve rougher terrain than Saturday events.
Meeting Location: Desert Discovery Center (Pull-out G-10) off of Gates Pass Road East of the Kinney Rd & Gates Pass Junction. The gate will be open so you can drive approximately 1¼ miles up to the designated parking area, then walk up the trail to the DDC building.
Buffelgrass pull location: ,
Volunteers: 14 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.

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