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Monthly Buffelgrass Pull

Volunteers Pulling Buffelgrass

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, January 11, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am

Click here for more details. For any questions contact Eric Lassance at (520) 733-5187 or e-mail us.

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, Saturday, Jan 25, 2014

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2014

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 7th annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day. 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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