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Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: Last Chance!

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Join us on our last trip for Beat Back Buffelgrass Month with a day trip in Bear Canyon!

We have been working to eradicate fountain grass and buffelgrass from this beautiful area for several years now; steadily working our way up the canyon. We have been doing a great job, but the canyon is long, and we have a lot of ground to cover in our fight against these invasive grasses.

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TRIP SCHEDULE

  • Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE corner of Sabino Canyon Rd and Tanque Verde Rd, at the south end of the Safeway parking lot) at 9 am.
  • We’ll return to the meeting spot by 4pm.

THE WORK

  • This project is rated as moderately strenuous; we will be digging out invasive grasses. The work will include bending and walking on uneven surfaces, and potentially walking through water.

WHAT TO BRING

  • CLOSED-TOE SHOES/BOOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT. Pants and long-sleeved shirts are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Aside from that, anything you would bring on a long day hike would be recommended, such as plenty of water, lunch/snacks, sun protection (sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat), etc.

PROVIDED BY SIA

  • Tools, work gloves, supplemental drinking water and first aid equipment. Tools involved – picks, and metal pry bars will be our main weapons against these invasive plants. Chemical herbicides will NOT be used.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This trip will be led by SIA staff.
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this project.
  • There is no fee involved for this project (although we will put any donations to good use!)

Questions? Contact Carianne: carianne@skyislandalliance.orgor 520-624-7080 ext. 14

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beat-back-buffelgrass-month-last-chance-tickets-41512810935

Organizer

Carianne Campbell
Email:
carianne@skyislandalliance.org

Venue

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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