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Saguaro National Park – Wilderness Volunteers: buffelgrass pull campout
February 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020$375
We’re currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming Wilderness Volunteer campout which will help control the buffelgrass invasion at Saguaro National Park. Spots are limited- sign up soon!
This event will be a car camping experience in a secluded area of the park that only a few visitors get the opportunity to visit each year! What makes it extraordinary are the lively tinajas (pools of water) that flow year round. These pools are a haven for the rare Lowland Leopard Frog, invertebrates, and riparian birds.
There are no campgrounds within the desert region of Saguaro National Park, so this is a rare opportunity to camp and appreciate the dark skies and sounds of the desert at night.
This event is run through Wilderness Volunteers, which is a non-profit organization. The campout is from February 23rd-February 29th. There is a $375 registration fee, which covers all food and transportation. The work will be strenuous. Be prepared to hike for about 30 minutes to buffelgrass patches and spend periods of time bending down and removing buffelgrass. There will be one day to just explore and enjoy Saguaro NP.
If you have any questions please contact Lee Cooper at Lee68044@comcast.net