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Collect Seeds at Saguaro National Park

December 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE
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BACKGROUND
Sky Island Alliance is partnering with Saguaro National Park to create pollinator friendly gardens at both of their visitor centers. In order to create these gardens, we need plants, and to get plants, we need seeds! The purpose of this volunteer effort is to collect seeds from plants that we would like to be represented in the gardens.
PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Red Hills Visitor Center, located at 2700 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743. There is plenty of parking! We will work throughout the day with a break for lunch and wrap up by around 1:00 p.m.

THE WORK AND WHAT TO KNOW

Our tasks will involve following a standardized protocol to collect seeds from targeted plant species. Volunteers do not need to have prior training to participate. Sky Island Alliance or one of our partners will provide all tools and instruction as well as extra copies of our volunteer waivers which need to be signed by each participant only once per calendar year. All seeds collected are property of the National Park Service. No dogs allowed for this activity.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Water, snacks, and lunch.
  • Sturdy footwear (ex. hiking boots) with closed toes is encouraged as are rain gear and sun protection (ex. wide-brimmed hat, sunblock, long sleeved shirt and long pants)

Questions?
Contact Bryon Lichtenhan at bryon@skyislandalliance.org or 520-624-7080 ext. 27

Details

Date:
December 10, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://skyislandalliance.givezooks.com/events/saguaro-seeds-tucson-mts-3

Organizer

Bryon Lichtenhan
Phone:
5206247080
Email:
bryon@skyislandalliance.org

Venue

Red Hills Visitor Center
2700 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, 85743 United States
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Website:
http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm