Saguaro National Park is looking for volunteers to help pull buf - Tucson News Now

Saguaro National Park is looking for volunteers to help pull buffelgrass

Volunteers at an earlier buffelgrass pull. (Source: Saguaro National Park) Volunteers at an earlier buffelgrass pull. (Source: Saguaro National Park)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On the second Saturday of each month volunteers gather at Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (east) visitor center, to pull buffelgrass, an invasive species of grass.  

Volunteers are encouraged to bring a backpack with plenty of water; they should also wear pants, a long sleeve shirt and sturdy shoes.  Tools and gloves will be provided.  

Before attending the event, volunteers need to fill out the Volunteer Services Agreement Form, those under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete their section.  

Not able to make it this month, but still would like to volunteer -- check the list below for dates and times: 

  • April 9, 2016: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • May 14, 2016: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

For more information about buffelgrass, Beat Back Buffelgrass Day (January 24), or other buffelgrass pull events around Tucson, please visit www.buffelgrass.org.  For more information about Saguaro National Park and its fight against buffelgrass, visit http://www.nps.gov/sagu/naturescience/invasive-plants.htm or contact Michael Turner at (520) 733-5187 or at Michael_Turner@nps.gov

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