The Tinajas Project: Get Involved!

Intern holds large fountain grass plant up by a cluster of its leaf blades. A large root mass hangs below.
Park intern pulling fountain grass, an invasive African grass that crowds out native plants, especially in riparian areas

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There are many ways to get involved in helping conserve desert streams, both inside and outside of Saguaro National Park. One way is to volunteer to help pull invasive fountain grass, which we do every Saturday from October through April. To sign up for a volunteer event, please email us at Thanks to the Friends of Saguaro National Park and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management for providing interns, tools, and other support for this effort, which helps improve natural water flow and protect native plants.

By conserving water at home, we can contribute to replenishment of the aquifers around Tucson, making more surface water available for wildlife. Additionally, sharing our knowledge and experiences with others can help build an appreciation for these wonderful places for generations to come.


Last updated: October 21, 2023

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