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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

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, October 11, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
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

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

 
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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.

Did You Know?

Saguaro

The average life span of a saguaro cactus is 150 years, but some plants may live more than 200 years. A 20 foot tall saguaro weighs approximately 1 ton (2000 pounds).