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2018

January
Jan 6, Sat Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Meet at Catalina State Park, although the exact parking location is announced a week or so in advance via email or on the Buffel Slayers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers

Those interested can contact Patty Estes at [email protected] or 742-6131 or ask at the entry kiosk at the park.

Those who are digging BG get into the park for free. We supply digging tools and gloves and instruction. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, sun protection and bring water and a snack.

Jan 10, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Jan 13, Sat Pima Canyon Buffelgrass Pill, Pima Canyon
0:00am

Jan 13, Sat Second Saturday Pull, Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact Lupe Sotelo, SNP, NextGen Restoration Intern, [email protected]
or
Perry Grisson, Restoration Ecologist, SNP, 520 733 5179, [email protected]

Jan 20, Sat Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Jan 24, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Jan 25, Thu Buffelgrass Pull, Pima Canyon
0:00am

Jan 27, Sat Buffelgrass Pull with Sierra Club, Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Perry Grissom [email protected]
Restoration Ecologist
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-733-5179
or
Lupe Sotelo
NextGen Restoration Intern
[email protected]
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-423-7118

Jan 27, Sat Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, Removal of Invasive Species, Edu Annex Breezeway
8:00am - 1:00pm

Meet in Ed Annex breezeway. Hike one mile off trail to work site on a sloping hillside. Remove invasive species from work site. Includes admission to ASDM.

February
Feb 3, Sat Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Meet at Catalina State Park, although the exact parking location is announced a week or so in advance via email or on the Buffel Slayers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers

Those interested can contact Patty Estes at [email protected] or 742-6131 or ask at the entry kiosk at the park.


Those who are digging BG get into the park for free. We supply digging tools and gloves and instruction. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, sun protection and bring water and a snack.

Feb 10, Sat Second Saturday Pull, Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Contact: Perry Grissom
Restoration Ecologist
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-733-5179
or
Lupe Sotelo
NextGen Restoration Intern
[email protected]
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-423-7118

Feb 14, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Feb 17, Sat Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Feb 24, Sat Buffelgrass Pull with Sierra Club, Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park
0:00am

Perry Grissom [email protected]
Restoration Ecologist
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-733-5179
or
Lupe Sotelo
NextGen Restoration Intern
[email protected]
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-423-7118

Feb 28, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

March
Mar 3, Sat Buffelgrass Pull with REI, Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Perry Grissom [email protected]
Restoration Ecologist
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-733-5179
or
Lupe Sotelo
NextGen Restoration Intern
[email protected]
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-423-7118

Mar 3, Sat Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Meet at Catalina State Park, although the exact parking location is announced a week or so in advance via email or on the Buffel Slayers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers

Those interested can contact Patty Estes at [email protected] or 742-6131 or ask at the entry kiosk at the park.


Those who are digging BG get into the park for free. We supply digging tools and gloves and instruction. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, sun protection and bring water and a snack.

Mar 10, Sat Second Saturday Pull, Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact Lupe Sotelo, SNP, NextGen Restoration Intern, [email protected]
or
Perry Grisson, Restoration Ecologist, SNP, 520 733 5179, [email protected]

Mar 14, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Mar 17, Sat Pima Canyon Buffelgrass Pull, Pima Canyon
8:00am - 11:30am

We will hike along Pima Canyon trail about 1/2 mile, then we turn up slope and off trail for about another 1/2 mile.Terrain is rocky and uneven. We use digging bars and rock hammers to physically remove buffelgrass. Contrary to how it sounds, it is pretty fun and satisfying. :)

Mar 17, Sat Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Mar 24, Sat Buffelgrass Pull with Sierra Club, Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Perry Grissom [email protected]
Restoration Ecologist
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-733-5179
or
Lupe Sotelo
NextGen Restoration Intern
[email protected]
Saguaro National Park
Phone: 520-423-7118

Mar 28, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Mar 31, Sat Buffelgrass Pull at Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Rd. 85745
8:00am - 11:00am

We will meet across the driveway from the entrance to the Starr Pass Marriott Resort. Wear long sleeves, pants, hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided.

April
Apr 7, Sat Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Meet at Catalina State Park, although the exact parking location is announced a week or so in advance via email or on the Buffel Slayers Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers

Those interested can contact Patty Estes at [email protected] or 742-6131 or ask at the entry kiosk at the park.


Those who are digging BG get into the park for free. We supply digging tools and gloves and instruction. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, sun protection and bring water and a snack.

Apr 11, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Apr 21, Sat Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

Apr 25, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

May
May 9, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

May 18, Fri Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

May 23, Wed Sonoran Desert Weedwackers
8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact for event details:
Marilyn Hanson [email protected]
Doug Siegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6063, [email protected]

October
Oct 27, Sat Sierra Club Panther Peak Buffelgrass Removal and Sustainable Home Tour
8:00am - 12:00pm

Location is northern part of Tucson Mountains. Hike up a steep slope and dig out buffelgrass in the morning, eat lunch, then in the afternoon tour an off-the-grid, solar-electric strawbale house with passive solar heating, earthen walls, composting toilets, & rainwater harvesting for all the home's water needs; built to minimize its visual impact on the stunning landscape. Please call or email for directions to meeting place: [email protected] , 520-260-1400

November
Nov 2, Fri Buffelgrass Pull at AZ Game and Fish Office
8:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a beautiful morning on the west side of town pulling invasive buffelgrass. The ground is slightly hilly, but not steep. The Desert Museum will offer free passes to any who attend.The Game and Fish office is just west of Pima Community College at 555 N Greasewood Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745. Please RSVP to Sonya Norman at 883-3030 or at [email protected]

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