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Monthly Buffelgrass Pull

Volunteers pulling buffelgrass 2014

NPS/Saguaro National Park

Help Preserve the Sonoran Desert by removing buffelgrass, a highly invasive grass that threatens native plants and wildlife populations.

Volunteers are needed to assist with buffelgrass pulls, held the second Saturday of each month, from Sept-May. Work will be approximately 4 hours of digging up buffelgrass. We will meet at scheduled times (see schedule below) at the Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center. Bring a backpack with plenty of water. Pants, long sleeve shirt, and sturdy shoes are required. Tools and gloves will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please complete and bring with you the Volunteer Services Agreement Form. If you are under 18 years old, please have a parent or legal guardian complete their section.

Scheduled buffelgrass pulls:

Saturday, February 14, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, October 10, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm

Click here for more details. For any questions contact us at (520) 733-5187 or email us.


Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2015

Buffelgrass threatens Sonoran Desert wildlands and urban areas. To combat this invasive weed, and encourage public involvement, the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Center has organized the 8th annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day scheduled for January 24th, 2015. From Sahuarita to the Catalina Foothills, there are volunteer sites throughout Pima County. To see all the volunteer sites (including Saguaro National Park) for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day and to sign up to help, click here.

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