Ways to help

Sierra Club with Park staff after a buffelgrass pull
Sierra Club with Park staff after a buffelgrass pull.

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In Saguaro National Park:

  • Volunteer to remove buffelgrass at a Second Saturday buffelgrass pull in the Rincon Mountain District. You will be trained in how to identify buffelgrass and safely remove it. This is a great way to get outside and learn about and help protect the park. Receive a one-day pass to use at the Park for helping.
  • Volunteer at a buffelgrass pull at the Tucson Mountain District.
    Fourth Saturdays October, January, February, March, and April.
    Third Saturdays November and December.
    For any questions contact us at (520) 733-5179 or email us.
Weed Free Trail Volunteers
Wilderness Volunteers after removing buffelgrass.

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  • Camp for a week and pull buffelgrass near the Madrona Pools. A day to hike and explore is included along with the four days of pulling buffelgrass. The project is done in conjunction with Wilderness Volunteers, a non-profit group that leads volunteer projects on public lands. Food and logistics are provided. A fee is required for expenses and to help fund this non-profit. Sign up at their website.
  • Participate in our Weed Free Trails program. This is a wonderful opportunity to hike the trails and keep them free of buffelgrass and other invasive plants.
Proud volunteer stands in area where buffelgrass has been successfully removed.
Satisfied volunteer standing in what prior to the photo had been a patch of solid buffelgrass. A.Schauss
  • Please do not remove buffelgrass or other invasive plants in the park if you are not an official volunteer. To become a volunteer, email us.

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Last updated: January 5, 2022

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