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Town of Marana’s El Rio Preserve Buffelgrass Pull Event

  • El Rio Preserve 10190 North Coachline Boulevard Tucson, AZ, 85743 United States (map)

Help remove Bufflegrass from the El Rio Preserve. Volunteers are needed to help combat invasive plants that are threatening our beloved saguaros. The main villain is buffelgrass, an invasive grass species that has established a strong foothold in the Tucson Basin. Buffelgrass outcompetes saguaros for space, nutrients and water. It also poses a serious fire risk.

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Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Organization: Town of Marana
Description: Fairly easy access, but uneven ground. Not located adjacent to a road.
Meeting Location: Take Coachline Blvd north of Twin Peaks Rd. Park at the parking lot just before N. Turquoise Moon Way Meet
Buffelgrass pull location: 10190 N COACHLINE BL, MARANA, AZ
Tools Provided: Digging bars and bags
Bring: Bring water and snacks. If you have your own digging tools that you prefer to use, you can bring them also
Wear: Wear heavy boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, and sunscreen
Additional Information: This site was cancelled last year because of flooding. We will try again this year.