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November 2022

Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead Development

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 17, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead - one of the closest access points to the Nogales Ranger District, Passage 5 and 6 - will soon be a reality, but we can't do it without your help! The Coronado National Forest will have completed grading, gravel, and compaction prior to our arrival. The first day will be material delivery and site prep for fence, gate and kiosk installation. We will help unload materials, spread them around the site in preparation for the following…

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Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead Development

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 17, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead - one of the closest access points to the Nogales Ranger District, Passage 5 and 6 - will soon be a reality, but we can't do it without your help! The Coronado National Forest will have completed grading, gravel, and compaction prior to our arrival. The first day will be material delivery and site prep for fence, gate and kiosk installation. We will help unload materials, spread them around the site in preparation for the following…

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Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead Development

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 17, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead - one of the closest access points to the Nogales Ranger District, Passage 5 and 6 - will soon be a reality, but we can't do it without your help! The Coronado National Forest will have completed grading, gravel, and compaction prior to our arrival. The first day will be material delivery and site prep for fence, gate and kiosk installation. We will help unload materials, spread them around the site in preparation for the following…

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Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead Development

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 17, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

Oak Tree Canyon Trailhead - one of the closest access points to the Nogales Ranger District, Passage 5 and 6 - will soon be a reality, but we can't do it without your help! The Coronado National Forest will have completed grading, gravel, and compaction prior to our arrival. The first day will be material delivery and site prep for fence, gate and kiosk installation. We will help unload materials, spread them around the site in preparation for the following…

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Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Help us remove invasive and flammable buffelgrass from beautiful Catalina State Park. We have monthly group events, November through April, 8 am to 12 pm. Buffelgrass can weaken and kill saguaros and palo verdes and crowd out wildflowers. Do not let the Sonoran Desert become an African savannah! Meet: Catalina State Park, Equestrian Center Bring: 2 Liters of water, snacks, sun protection Wear: Sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat We provide: Instruction, digging tools, gloves Sign up…

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San Francisco River Cleanup

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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October 2022

Springs Restoration in the Whetstone Mountains

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Arizona 90
Benson, AZ 85602 United States
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Join us for a day removing invasive species and building a cattle-exclusion fence around McGrew Spring in the Whetstone Mountains! McGrew Spring is a secluded, shady oasis in southern Arizona's beautiful Whetstone Mountains. Closed to the public, the spring is more than two miles from any other water source and is a favorite haunt of coatis, black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and birds. The spring is at about 4,500 feet elevation, and there is a 20-minute walk to access the…

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September 2022

San Francisco River Cleanup

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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June 2022

San Francisco River Cleanup

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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April 2022

CASA Technical Trails Workshops

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sunday March 27 - Check dams and drains; Saturday April 2 - Tread building/repair; Saturday April 9 - Introductory stone work; Sunday April 24 - Introductory Stone work
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

Interested in learning more about trail maintenance? CASA is sponsoring 4 free trail skills workshops! Each workshop will have a different focus. You will get hands-on practice, pointers, and tips by our very own Trails Stewardship lead, Eric Ruljancich of Outslope Trail Solutions. Improve your ability to contribute at volunteer events, or to set up an individual volunteer agreement with land managers. Pick from 4 different workshops, or attend them all. Details: These workshops are free and open to those…

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Parker Canyon Lake Volunteer Day

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event is open to the public for anyone over 18 years of age. No dogs allowed at the work site.  Scan QR code to sign up or email skyislandtrailstewards@gmail.com.

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Perimeter Trail Volunteer Event – Carr Canyon & Miller Canyon

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open to the public. Persons under 18 years of age and dogs are not allowed at the project site. Hiking will be approx. 1.5 miles from trailhead. Scan QR code to sign up or email skyislandtrailstewards@gmail.com.

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CASA Technical Trails Workshops

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sunday March 27 - Check dams and drains; Saturday April 2 - Tread building/repair; Saturday April 9 - Introductory stone work; Sunday April 24 - Introductory Stone work
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

Interested in learning more about trail maintenance? CASA is sponsoring 4 free trail skills workshops! Each workshop will have a different focus. You will get hands-on practice, pointers, and tips by our very own Trails Stewardship lead, Eric Ruljancich of Outslope Trail Solutions. Improve your ability to contribute at volunteer events, or to set up an individual volunteer agreement with land managers. Pick from 4 different workshops, or attend them all. Details: These workshops are free and open to those…

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CASA Technical Trails Workshops

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sunday March 27 - Check dams and drains; Saturday April 2 - Tread building/repair; Saturday April 9 - Introductory stone work; Sunday April 24 - Introductory Stone work
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

Interested in learning more about trail maintenance? CASA is sponsoring 4 free trail skills workshops! Each workshop will have a different focus. You will get hands-on practice, pointers, and tips by our very own Trails Stewardship lead, Eric Ruljancich of Outslope Trail Solutions. Improve your ability to contribute at volunteer events, or to set up an individual volunteer agreement with land managers. Pick from 4 different workshops, or attend them all. Details: These workshops are free and open to those…

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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Meeting Location: TBA depending upon the weather. Those that sign up will receive information about the meeting location in the Park several days prior, by email. Expect to hike at least 30 minutes to the dig site. Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, digging bars, hand picks, work gloves Bring: 2 Liters of water, snack, your own gloves (if preferred), sunscreen, trekking pole (opt.) Wear: Long pants, sunshirt, sunglasses, sun hat, sturdy hiking shoes or boots Additional Information: Get into the park for…

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March 2022

CASA Technical Trails Workshops

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sunday March 27 - Check dams and drains; Saturday April 2 - Tread building/repair; Saturday April 9 - Introductory stone work; Sunday April 24 - Introductory Stone work
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

Interested in learning more about trail maintenance? CASA is sponsoring 4 free trail skills workshops! Each workshop will have a different focus. You will get hands-on practice, pointers, and tips by our very own Trails Stewardship lead, Eric Ruljancich of Outslope Trail Solutions. Improve your ability to contribute at volunteer events, or to set up an individual volunteer agreement with land managers. Pick from 4 different workshops, or attend them all. Details: These workshops are free and open to those…

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Box Camp Trail on Catalina Mtn – Volunteer Event

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

Where: Box Camp Trailhead (please carpool if possible)   What: Tread repair on the Box Camp Trail, approximately 1.2 miles from the trailhead   Why: To help address impacts from the Bighorn Fire, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) launched the Southern Arizona Forest Fund, in part to raise money to repair the damage to the local trail network and ultimately improve resource conditions as well as safety and access. https://www.nationalforests.org/regional-programs/southernrockies/southern-arizona-forest-fund   Supported by the Coronado National Forest and NFF, this…

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Miller Peak Wilderness – Hunter Canyon Trail (#111) Explore & Sign Installation

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Wild Arizona in installing a new wilderness boundary sign and exploring the Hunter Canyon Trail (#111) and Miller Canyon Trail in the Miller Peak Wilderness. We will be brushing the corridor and clearing and maintaining drains along the trail. Additionally, we will be installing a new wilderness boundary sign.

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Miller Peak Wilderness – Pomona Mine Trail (#116) Explore; Sign Installation

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Wild Arizona in installing a new wilderness boundary sign and exploring the Pomona Mine Trail (#116) in the Miller Peak Wilderness. This day will primarily involve carrying of the sign in along Brown Canyon Trail #115 and up Pomona Mine trail #116 to the wilderness boundary. Some light brushing of the trail corridor as needed will be the activity of the day.

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San Francisco River Cleanup

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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Box Camp Trail Volunteer Day

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help rebuild our trail network after the Bighorn Fire. On Saturday, March 12 join us to rebuild part of the upper section of Box Camp Trail (About 1.2 miles from the trailhead). Please register here: https://bit.ly/36V9h8M

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February 2022

NFF Advanced Volunteer Event (full day, long hike)

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sabino Canyon Visitor’s Center, 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, 85750
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Deadfall and brush removal With support from 3 ACE members Romero Canyon (above Cardiac Gap) (Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor's Center) February 5 8:00am - 5:00pm NFF Advanced Volunteer Event (Full day, long hike) HOW TO SIGNUP Email Eric Ruljancich (eric@outslopetrailsolutions.com) to signup for this event and for any questions).

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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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We are having nice winter weather and the washes are flowing in Catalina State Park- beautiful! Time to get out and work while it is cool and dig out some buffelgrass. And back for our spring digs, the popular baby saguaro raffle! Attend and receive a chance to win a one-gallon saguaro from the Pima County Native Plant Nursery. February is ‘Save Our Saguaros’ Month in Tucson. Removing buffelgrass is the major way to ensure that saguaros survive in our…

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December 2021

Southern Galiuro Erosion Control Structures: December 3 – 5

December 3, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - December 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Join SIA as we install rock structures on a formerly over-grazed property in the Galiuro mountains. BACKGROUND: SIA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to install erosion control structures south of the nearby Muleshoe Ranch in the southern Galiuros. A few years ago we installed ponds for wildlife on this land and now we are returning to improve the site further. We will be creating loose rock structures to halt erosion, increase water absorption, and support plant…

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November 2021

Butterfly Trail Fire Recovery

November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

We need some stalwart and tough volunteers to join us for an epic trail work adventure on the AZT's wilderness bypass in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Butterfly Trail was seriously impacted by the Bighorn Fire of 2020, and this year's heavy monsoon rains have created overgrowth of vegetation and significant tread issues. This is the second of many events aimed at recovering these trails and restoring recreation to this damaged area. This event is rated as moderately strenuous. Volunteers…

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Southern Galiuro Erosion Control Structures: 11/19-11/21

November 19, 2021 - November 21, 2021

Join SIA as we install rock structures on a formerly over-grazed property in the Galiuro mountains. BACKGROUND: SIA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to install erosion control structures south of the nearby Muleshoe Ranch in the southern Galiuros. A few years ago we installed ponds for wildlife on this land and now we are returning to improve the site further. We will be creating loose rock structures to halt erosion, increase water absorption, and support plant…

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San Francisco River Clean Up

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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Arizona Trail Maintenance – Sahuarita Road

November 13, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for basic brushing, tread repair and drainage on this popular and scenic portion of the AZT! The ATA will provide tools, personal protective equipment (PPE) and snacks. Volunteers just need to provide the energy to give back in the beautiful outdoors! We'll meet at the Sahuarita Road Trailhead (junction of Rt 83). Please be sure to read our COVID-19 event protocols before you sign up for the event. Protocols instruct volunteers to refrain from participation in any AZT…

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Bush Corral Trail Repair Event

November 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Help Repair Trail Damage from the Bighorn Fire When: Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 9am-2:30pm Where: Upper Green Mountain Trailhead What: Tread repair on the Brush Corral Trail Why: To help address impacts from the Bighorn Fire, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) launched the Southern Arizona Forest Fund, in part to raise money to repair the damage to the local trail network and ultimately improve resource conditions as well as safety and access. https://www.nationalforests.org/regional-programs/southernrockies/southern-arizona-forest-fund Supported by the Coronado National Forest and…

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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Join us for amazing views of Pusch Ridge and hang out with iconic saguaros as we battle the scourge of the Sonoran Desert- buffelgrass. Meet new friends, young and old, who enjoy working together to insure that future generations will be able to enjoy Catalina State Park. Sign up at the Desert Museum Volunteer link below. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/buffelslayers/. Come prepared to work in the desert by wearing long pants, sunshirts, hats, and sturdy hiking shoes or…

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September 2021

Mt. Graham (Pinaleno Mountains) National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am - September 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

September 25-26 Mt. Graham National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event 4 years after the Frye Fire burned much of Mt. Graham, it's time to re-open the trails! Join American Conservation Experience (ACE) and the USFS Safford District for a volunteer weekend in celebration of National Public Lands Day, Saturday and Sunday September 25-26 2021. We'll be working on Webb Peak Trail, a gorgeous multi-use trail that winds up between Aspens and granite boulders to the Webb Peak Fire Tower before…

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National Public Lands Day at Kentucky Camp

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where the Arizona National Scenic Trail passes by the Kentuck Camp Cabin and Headquarters has been the site of humans interacting with nature for more than 10,000 years. The 100-year-old adobe building on the site is only a recent addition to the foothills of Ce:wi Duag (the Santa Rita Mountains), traditional lands of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Join the Arizona Trail Association and the Coronado National forest as we celebrate National Public Lands Day on this culturally rich and incredibly…

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Butterfly Trail Fire Recovery Work

September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

We need some stalwart and tough volunteers to join us for an epic trail work adventure on the AZT's wilderness bypass in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Butterfly Trail was seriously impacted by the Bighorn Fire of 2020, and this year's heavy monsoon rains have created overgrowth of vegetation and significant tread issues. This is the first of many events aimed at recovering these trails and restoring recreation to this damaged area. This event is rated as strenuous. Volunteers will…

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San Francisco River Clean Up

September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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Perimeter Trail Build Day

September 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am

Saturday, September 11 Perimeter Trail Build Day Let's keep building the Perimeter Trail! Join the American Conservation Experience (ACE) and the USFS Sierra Vista District for a volunteer build day. We'll be meeting at the Lower Miller Canyon TH at 7AM and will work until noon or so (depending on the heat). No trail building experience is needed, and we'll provide all the tools. Go here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168869389891 Where to Meet: Lower Miller Canyon trailhead at 7:00 AM. From…

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June 2021

San Francisco River Clean Up

June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in keeping one of the last remaining perennial rivers in Arizona healthy! We meet up at the Riverside Park in Clifton with a welcome and safety briefing and then we split into groups and head to priority clean up areas. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, closed toe shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide personal protective equipment and we do have some garbage grabbers to share, but bring your own if you…

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March 2021

San Francisco River Clean Up

March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come help clean our waterways and spend a morning along the beautiful San Francisco River! Individuals, groups, and families are welcome to join us for our next clean up event on Saturday, March 6th from 8AM to 12PM. Check in will begin at 8 AM at the Riverside Park in Clifton, and will be modified so that attendees can stay in their vehicles to get signed in and receive directions. Staff will be stationed at each target area to give…

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November 2020

San Francisco River Clean Up

November 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come help clean our waterways and enjoy the beauty of the San Francisco River! Individuals, groups, and families are welcome to join us for our next clean up event on Saturday, November 21st from 8AM to 12PM. Check in will begin at 8 AM at the Riverside Park in Clifton, and will be modified so that attendees can stay in their vehicles to get signed in and receive directions. Staff will be stationed at each target area to give further…

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July 2020

Masked Bobwhite releases

July 23, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on August 13, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on August 14, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on September 4, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on September 24, 2020 at 6:30 am

One event on September 25, 2020 at 6:30 am

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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Buenos Aires NWR seeks volunteers to assist with quail releases in July, August, and September. We'll be releasing birds on Thursdays and Fridays 7/23-24, 8/13-14, 9/3-4, and 9/24-25 We need 9-10 volunteers each day. We will meet up at the refuge quail pens. It will be early in the morning starting about 6:30AM and would require 1.5-2 hours at most. You would be walking 200-800m round trip from a road with a brood box. If you don't have a GPS,…

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April 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park – CANCELLED

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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When: Sat. April 4th, 8-12 noon Where: Equestrian Center parking lot. Park on left side by horse corrals and then meet at the trailhead picnic tables. What: Dig Buffelgrass starting from the 50 Year Trailhead. Exact site will be determined by weather and number of volunteers. Maximum hiking distance 1.3 miles. Work off trail. Wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants, hats, sunscreen Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks Extra: We supply gloves and tools (pick-mattocks, digging bars). Win a baby saguaro…

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March 2020

Birds Bees and Bats! – CANCELLED

March 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SANCTUARY COVE NEEDS YOUR HELP! Here is what we have planned: • A lovely spring day, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, from 10 am to 3 pm! • An event for families and anyone interested in learning more about birds, bees, and bats and how they enrich our environment. • Vendors selling fresh, local, handmade goods and spring garden-ready native plants . • Onstage lectures, demonstrations and entertainment. • Fresh Grilled lunched will be available for purchase. • A fantastic raffle with…

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Women’s trail work on the Arizona Trail

March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come out and join the Arizona Trail Association and REI for a women's only trail work event on Passage 8 near the boundary with Saguaro National Park in the beautiful Rincon valley. For more information visit: volunteer.aztrail.org

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Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Join us in celebrating the successful conclusion to Beat Back Buffelgrass/ Save Our Saguaros Month! We will celebrate by…. you guessed it- digging up invasive buffelgrass with the help of local REI staff! We have a large patch up the 50 Year Trail that needs a big, enthusiastic, and fierce group to conquer it. This patch has an amazing number of mature saguaros that will not survive the scourge of buffelgrass without your help. Where: Equestrian Center parking lot (park…

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February 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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We may see wildflowers as we hike a mile and a half up the 50 Year Trail to a large buffelgrass patch surrounding a magnificent stand of saguaros. Make room for more wildflowers and save our saguaros from invasive and flammable buffelgrass with a great group of folks that enjoy the outdoors and our Sonoran Desert landscape. We supply the gloves and digging tools. You get into the park for free. Where: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables) What: Dig Buffelgrass near the 50 Year Trail. Hike time will be approx. 30 minutes uphill. Wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants, hats Bring: 2 liters of water, a snack, sunscreen Extra: Win a baby saguaro in our raffle!
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Free

February is "Save Our Saguaros" month in the Tucson area. We are saving saguaros from invasive, flammable buffelgrass. Join the Buffel Slayers on Saturday, February 1st and get this month jump-started! Spend a morning, save a saguaro! Work with a fun and lively group along the 50 Year Trail and do your part! We supply the gloves and digging tools. You get into the park for free. Where: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet…

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January 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Free

If you are like me, you have been busy, busy, busy over the last couple of weeks. Maybe you have been skipping the gym, sitting on airplanes, or eating just a little too much. All of the hustle and bustle will be over by Jan. 4th, and you can start with those New Year’s resolutions- de-stress, exercise more, and get outdoors! Put our next buffelgrass removal event on your calendar now. What: Dig out invasive Buffelgrass near the 50 Year…

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December 2019

Saguaro National Park Buffelgrass Pull

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 11, 2020

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until February 8, 2020

One event on December 6, 2022 at 8:00 am

Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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Free

The second Saturday of the month join Saguaro National Park staff and volunteers to remove invasive buffelgrass from choking out iconic saguaro cacti and other desert vegetation. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, shoes/boots with a closed toe, hat and sunscreen. Please bring plenty of water and a snack. Meet at the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center at 8:00 and we will carpool to the site. Tools and gloves will be provided.

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Redington Pass 2019 Winter Cleanup

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

You will be a part of keeping the area beautiful and sustaining the traditions we have all come to love! Sign in will be quick; Chose a cleanup area and go. Return when you are done to the AZ Game and Fish trailer to drop off your trash so you can enjoy the rest of the day. Bring appropriate footwear, water and gloves! Meet near the Tanque Verde Falls Kiosk, just past the lower parking area. Follow the signs. GPS…

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Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Free

It is cooling down and is a perfect time to come out to the Park, admire the views, and work together with people like you who want to Save Our Saguaros from dangerous, invasive, flammable buffelgrass. We supply the gloves, tools and instruction. You get into the park for free! Where: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables) What: Dig Buffelgrass near the 50 Year Trail. We will hike approximately 35 minutes…

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November 2019

Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Help the Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers remove invasive and flammable buffelgrass from a site along the 50 Year Trail in Catalina State Park. Work with people who love to 'Save Our Saguaros', wildflowers, tortoises, and Gila Monsters! Enjoy views of Pusch Ridge and get into the park for free! Park at the Equestrian Center and meet at the picnic tables. Wear long pants, study shoes, and sun protection. Be prepared to hike a mile to the site and work…

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September 2019

National Public Lands Day with Sky Island Alliance

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Join us for National Public Lands Day as we remove invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area! We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible. TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE…

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San Francisco River Clean Up

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come help clean our waterways! Everyone is welcome! We will meet under the Ramada at Riverside Park in Clifton, AZ at 8AM for check-in and a safety briefing. All volunteers will receive a FREE lunch and 10% off at Chase Creek Marketplace on the day of the event. Bring your own re-usable water bottle and we will provide the water. For more information, contact Kara: kara@gwpaz.org Thank you to our sponsors: SEACAB, ADEQ, Town of Clifton, Freeport-McMoRan, Friends of the…

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August 2019

Friends of the Brown Canyon Ranch Work Day – Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:00am to 11:00am

August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Brown Canyon Ranch, 2 miles west on Ramsey Canyon Road
Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
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We are looking for community members to volunteer and support our work day in advance of wonderful Brown Canyon Ranch Western Heritage Education Program. Please join us at Brown Canyon Ranch for a work day on Thursday, August 29th from 8a.m. to 11:00am. The regular Brown Canyon Ranch Western Heritage Program takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during September and October for fourth and fifth grade students from schools throughout the local Cochise County region. Classes to come to the…

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June 2019

Cochise County Watersheds

June 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Water is essential for life, and in our desert environment it is becoming scarce. MaryAnn Capehart with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension Waterwise Program will speak on how to visualize the watersheds in the topography of Cochise County. She will also comment on watershed moments in conservation in Cochise County, and discuss things we all can do to preserve our watersheds for the future.

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May 2019

Redington Pass Clean Up

May 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Date: Saturday May 11th, 2019 Where: Middle Parking Lot, Redington Pass, about ½ mile past the USFS Entrance What: A new “Light Impact and Agile” Cleanup – Rolling Start, Fast to work out on the Pass. Return and Leave Contact: info@friendsofredingtonpass.org Web:  www.friendsofredingtonpass.org Partners:  United States Forest Service, Catalina Ranger District,  Arizona Game and Fish, Summit Hut * Rolling start with short briefings * Get you on your way to help us Clean the pass * Sponsor gifts on your way in,…

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April 2019

Oracle Road Highway Cleanup

April 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Their adopted one-mile stretch of road includes the new Oracle Road wildlife underpass. This is a fun way to meet fellow like-minded conservationists, get some exercise, and beautify one of our roadways, all with the spectacular backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. For more information email admin@sonorandesert.org

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March 2019

Habitat Work Buenos Aires NWR

March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 8:30 am

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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QUAIL HABITAT PROJECT WHERE: Secundino Road: DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON: If you are coming from Tucson and going down W Ajo hwy (highway 86) you will turn left at Three Points onto highway 286 then proceed south until you reach mile 15 and a half and the road will be on your left or to the east. DIRECTIONS FROM GREEN VALLEY: If you are coming from Green Valley/ Arivaca area, you will go south on route I-19 then get off at…

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Habitat Work: Masked Bobwhite

March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 8:30 am

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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QUAIL HABITAT PROJECT WHERE: Secundino Road DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON: If you are coming from Tucson and going down W Ajo hwy (highway 86) you will turn left at Three Points onto highway 286 then proceed south until you reach mile 15 and a half and the road will be on your left or to the east. DIRECTIONS FROM GREEN VALLEY: If you are coming from Green Valley/ Arivaca area, you will go south on route I-19 then get off at…

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Adopt-A-Roadway Clean-Up

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Through the Pima County Adopt-A-Roadway Program, Friends of Saguaro National Park has adopted North Sandario Road from West Rudasill Road to Golden Gate Road. This section of road runs through the Tucson Mountain District (TMD) of Saguaro National Park on the west side of Tucson. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the clean-up please contact the Friends of Saguaro National Park  office at fosnp@friendsofsaguaro.org or (520) 733-8610.

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Habitat Work Buenos Aires NWR

March 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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There will be habitat work on March 14th and 15th from 8:30am to about 2:30pm.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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QUAIL HABITAT PROJECT WHERE: Secundino Road: DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON: If you are coming from Tucson and going down W Ajo hwy (highway 86) you will turn left at Three Points onto highway 286 then proceed south until you reach mile 15 and a half and the road will be on your left or to the east. DIRECTIONS FROM GREEN VALLEY: If you are coming from Green Valley/ Arivaca area, you will go south on route I-19 then get off at…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Pima Community College West Campus

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Pima Community College West, 2202 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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Date: March 2, 2019 Time: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Organization: Pima Community College and Desert Museum Description: This site is a little hilly, but fairly easy terrain to walk on, and only ten minutes from downtown. We will work with PCC students and staff. Meeting Location: Meet in the southern parking lot, under the east-most row of solar panels. Buffelgrass pull location: 2202 W Anklam Rd. , Tucson, AZ 85745 Volunteers: 10 registered out of a total capacity of 20…

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February 2019

Habitat Restoration

February 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on March 1, 2019 at 8:30 am

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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LOCATION: We will meet at Secundino Rd (Directions are below). After everyone has arrived we will car pool.The reason for carpooling is the road gets a little rougher and sedan type vehicles with low clearance will not be able to make it. IF YOU CAN CARPOOL LET ME KNOW AND GIVE ME AMOUNT OF SEATS YOU HAVE AVAILABLE. I will try to get a count of people in smaller vehicles and plan accordingly. We will be driving down Secundino Rd…

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Habitat Restoration

February 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 8:30 am

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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The habitat work is to stop mesquite encroachment and enhance cover for upland game birds specifically the masked bobwhite (an endangered quail species native to southern AZ). Removing mesquite will also make space and resources more available for forbs and grasses, creating more browse for ungulate populations and other animals. The first management tactic is half cutting which is exactly what it sounds like; you cut half way through mesquite branches with a hand saw and bend them to the…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Cooper Center Tucson Mountain Park

February 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cooper Center, 5403 W. Trails End Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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Date: February 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Organization: Cooper Center Advisory Board Description: Low hills in the beautiful Tucson Mountains at Cooper Center for Environmental Learning. Scattered buffelgrass, easy to moderate hiking. Meeting Location: Cooper Center - 5403 W. Trails End Rd. Buffelgrass pull location: 5403 W. Trails End Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745 Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 40 Tools Provided: work gloves, some digging bars, picks Bring: water bottles, work gloves, picks,…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

February 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Date: February 10, 2019 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p..m. Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Description: We will hike cross-country and up a canyon about a mile to arrive at our site. We will be working in the sun, often on rocky slopes. Meeting Location: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We will meet in the breezeway of the Education Annex Building. It takes about half an hour to drive from downtown to the museum. Buffelgrass pull location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Cooper Center

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cooper Center, 5403 W. Trails End Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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Date: February 9, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Organization: Cooper Center Advisory Board Description: Low hills in the beautiful Tucson Mountains at Cooper Center for Environmental Learning. Scattered buffelgrass, easy to moderate hiking. Meeting Location: Cooper Center - 5403 W. Trails End Rd. Buffelgrass pull location: 5403 W. Trails End Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745 Volunteers: 1 registered out of a total capacity of 40 Tools Provided: work gloves, some digging bars, picks Bring: water bottles, work gloves, picks,…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Pull

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area as we take part in Tucson’s annual Save Our Saguaros event! Registration for this event is through the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s buffelgrass page, so be sure to click the link at the bottom of this page to be re-directed to our registration page on their site. TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot at 9 am. We’ll return to the meeting…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Tortolita Mountains Weedwackers

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Date: February 9, 2019 Time: 8:00-12:00 Organization: Description: We will be digging up Buffelgrass and Fountain grass in the wash near the trailhead of the Wild Burro trail. The probable walking distance is about 1 mile Meeting Location: Wild Burro trailhead at the Ritz Carlton hotel. There is lots of parking at the site. Also, there are bathrooms at site. There is a gatehouse as you enter into the Ritz-Carlton, and just tell them you are participating in the Save…

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Habitat Restoration

February 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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The plan is to have 2 days of habitat work. One on February 7th (Thursday) and February 8th (Friday).
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, 37257 S Sasabe Rd
Sasabe, 85633 United States
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LOCATION: We will meet at Secundino Rd (Directions are below). After everyone has arrived we will car pool.The reason for carpooling is the road gets a little rougher and sedan type vehicles with low clearance will not be able to make it. IF YOU CAN CARPOOL LET ME (Joe Bozzo) KNOW AND GIVE ME AMOUNT OF SEATS YOU HAVE AVAILABLE. I will try to get a count of people in smaller vehicles and plan accordingly. We will be driving down…

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Save Our Saguaros: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737, 11570 N Oracle
ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737 United States
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Date: February 2, 2019 Time: 8 am- 12noon Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers Description: We will work to dig buffelgrass in patches along the 50 Year Trail with beautiful views of saguaros and Pusch Ridge. Mention Buffelgrass and get into the park for free! Meeting Location: Meet at the Equestrian Center and Trailhead for the 50 Year Trail Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737 Volunteers: 11 registered out of a total capacity of 35 Tools…

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January 2019

Save Our Saguaros Event: Trails End Neighborhood

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Date: January 26, 2019 Time: 9 am - noon Organization: Trails End HOA Description: Private site in Trails End Neighborhood Meeting Location: along Sky Canyon Dr. in Trails End Neighborhood. Participants will need to sign up in order to receive gate code to enter neighborhood. Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: 32.240527 Long: -111.106382 Volunteers: 6 registered out of a total capacity of 20 Tools Provided: work gloves, digging bars Bring: water bottles, work gloves, picks, pruning tools Wear: sun protection, hiking…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Tucson Mountain Park

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
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Date: January 26, 2019 Time: 8:00 - 12:00 Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Description: We will hike a little way out into the desert to pull a couple of large patches of buffelgrass. Be prepared for rocky terrain and thorny plants. Meeting Location: Pull-out K19 off of Kinney Rd. It is about 1.1 miles from the intersection of Gates Pass Rd and Kinney.This pullout is not huge, so consider carpooling if possible. Buffelgrass pull location: Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743 Volunteers:…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Panther Peak (sustainbly-built, off-the-grid home tour in afternoon)

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Date: January 26, 2019 Time: 8:00-12:30 Home tour in afternoon Organization: Saguaro National Park (West Unit) Description: Spend time in one of the prettiest desert landscapes on earth. The hike to he pull site will be short (about 3-4 miles RT), but frequently off-trail and across rough terrain. Park personnel will come with us. Take as many breaks as you like so you can enjoy the view. Stick around afterwards to eat your lunch on a porch at the edge…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Desert Discovery Center/Pima County NRPR

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Date: January 26, 2019 Time: 8:00am --- 12:00 dependent upon conditions Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers Description: A short hike (~20 min) to the work site on mild terrain, crossing some steep washes. Beautiful natural setting located within Tucson Mountain Park. We will be clearing infestations along wash edges. Meeting Location: Go to Gates Pass pull-out G-10 (signed for event) and follow the dirt road to the designated parking area (approx. 1 1/4 miles). Meet at the Desert Discovery outreach building…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – K20 Changemaker Campus

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Changemaker High School, 1300 S. Belvedere Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Date: January 21, 2019 Time: 9am-12pm Organization: Changemaker High School Description: Join our staff and students for our annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day in conjunction with the MLK National Day of Service. All abilities welcomed! Meeting Location: Plenty of free parking on site! Buffelgrass pull location: 1300 S. Belvedere Ave, Changemaker High School, Tucson Volunteers: 21 registered out of a total capacity of 100 Tools Provided: We will have gloves, bags, and a limited amount of hand tools Bring: Hand…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – : Sonoran Desert Weedwackers

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
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Date: January 19, 2019 Time: 8AM-Noon Organization: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers Description: We will continue clearing buffelgrass from the slopes on either side of Rock Wren Trail. Meeting Location: Richard Genser Trailhead near the Marriott Starr Pass Resort Buffelgrass pull location: Clearwell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713 Volunteers: 11 registered out of a total capacity of 20 Tools Provided: Yes Bring: water, snacks, Wear: sturdy shoes, long-sleeved shirt, hat/cap, long pants Leader Name: Marilyn Hanson Email: mfhanson@comcast.net Phone: 5202565451 (Okay to text this…

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Oracle Road Clean Up

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Our adopted one-mile stretch of road includes the new Oracle Road wildlife underpass. This is a fun way to meet fellow like-minded conservationists, get some exercise, and beautify one of our roadways, all with the spectacular backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. RSVP to: sarah.whelan@sonorandesert.org

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Galiuro or Huachuca Rapid Water Survey

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sky Island Alliance Office, 406 S 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Come join us for a day-trip somewhere on the Coronado National Forest in the San Pedro watershed. Exact location TBD. We’ll be spending just a short amount of time at each site, and trying to get to as many springs and tanks as possible. Spring assessments experience is preferred, but not required. Hiking will vary – it could be on or off trail, for various distances. 4WD vehicles a plus.

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December 2018

December Trail Day – Molino

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

December trail work we will be working on the Molino section of the AZT. Meeting at Suzenu at 9am to shuttle into a closer access point for thru hiking and work. TORCA will provide the tools and after work refreshments. Please bring water for 5hrs, work gloves, eye protection, and heavy work boots.

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Redington Pass Fall Clean-up

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

FRP is hosting a cleanup day in Redington Pass. We hope you can join us in helping preserve the beauty of the Pass for all users. Every Volunteer Counts! What to Bring: Please bring water, work gloves, wear long pants and sturdy shoes. 4WD and OHV vehicles are useful. Directions: Park in the parking area past mile marker 3 and meet at the FRP tent before mile marker 4. GPS Location: 32.25548,-110.66223

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November 2018

BRN Native Seed Lab

November 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

1 School Street – Patagonia, AZ, 1 School Street
Patagonia, AZ United States
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Coordinating seed collection and cleaning services and curating a native seed collection for the region. Grass & Wildflower Seed Mixes, Seed Collection and Cleaning Services, Seed Storage & Quality Assurance Contact: Allegra Mount, Seed Lab Manager horticulture@borderlandsrestoration.org

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Trail Work in Santa Catalinas/Pusch Ridge Wilderness

November 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

We will be working to rehab AZT Passage 11 in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Work involved includes brushing, light tread work and occasional rock work. Be prepared to hike between 5-10 miles with at least 500' elevation gain and loss, carrying tools and working as we go. This event is being supported by the larger trail community with help from Sonoran Desert Mountain Bikers (SDMB), Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists and Tucson Trail Runners. Come out and show the real…

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Sonoran Desert Weedwackers

November 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 3 times

Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
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The Weedwackers are dedicated to removing buffelgrass and other invasives from Tucson Mountain Park. They work every third Saturday of the month year-round for about three hours. Originally the Weedwackers were supported by the Desert Museum. Pima County began supplying van transportation, bags, tools and gloves in 2002, and, since 2005, has also been helping with publicity. The Weedwackers could not continue without the support of Pima County personnel, including Doug Siegel and others. The Arizona Native Plant Society has…

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Butterfly Trail Transformation Project #3

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with the USFS, Summit Hut, and thanks to a grant from Mountain Hardware, we will be working to rehab the south end of the Butterfly Trail, part of the AZT Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass Route. We will plan to hike in from the Butterfly Trailhead toward Novio Spring, about 2.5 miles with 1800’ of elevation change, to work back toward the intersection of Butterfly Trail and Crystal Spring Trail. Work includes stabilizing trailtread where possible, removing, rebuilding, or…

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BRN Native Plant Nursery

November 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, happening 10 times

Free

The Borderlands Restoration Network always welcomes volunteers to help maintain the Native Plant Nursery. This important resource provides a large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers for every project. VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS - TUESDAY MORNINGS ​8:30 AM - 12 PM Contact: Francesca Claverie, Nursery Manager ​horticulture@borderlandsrestoration.org

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Wednesday Weedwackers

November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Fourth of the month, happening 6 times

Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
Free

The Weedwackers are dedicated to removing buffelgrass and other invasives from Tucson Mountain Park. A smaller group also works on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for about four hours. Originally the Weedwackers were supported by the Desert Museum. Pima County began supplying van transportation, bags, tools and gloves in 2002, and, since 2005, has also been helping with publicity. The Weedwackers could not continue without the support of Pima County personnel, including Doug Siegel and others. The…

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Saguaro National Park (Rincon Mountain District) Weedwackers

November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, happening 3 times

Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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The SNP-East Weedwackers were organized in October 2007. They have removed approximately 55 acres of buffelgrass from Saguaro National Park, contributing over 4500 hours of volunteer labor. On average, they have a turnout of approximately 12 volunteers each month, including several regulars. No experience needed. Tools and gloves are provided. Average Number of Volunteers per Event: 8 active volunteers, with the event capped at 30 volunteers. Meeting Time: every second Saturday of the month (except June, July & August). September-October…

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Weed-Free Trails Program, Saguaro National Park

November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Fourth of the month, happening 6 times

Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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The Weeds-Free Trail Program at Saguaro National Park was organized in February of 2008. The goal of this program is to monitor the trails, mapping and removing exotic plants and fulfilling the goal of “Early Detection, Rapid Response”. In 2013, twelve volunteers monitored 1,150 miles of trails and removed 11 acres of invasive vegetation, contributing approximately 1,039 hours to the volunteer program. In 2014, nineteen volunteers monitored 2,490 miles of trail, removing 24 acres of invasive vegetation, contributing approximately 2,300…

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East Tucson Weed Busters

November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Last of the month, happening 6 times

Free

Usually scheduled on the last Saturday of the month starting at 8:00 a.m. Please contact Karla Lehmann for details — East.Tucson.Weed.Busters@gmail.com Always wear sunscreen or a hat, and sturdy shoes. Bring water, gloves and any tool you prefer working with. Directions: Coming from the west: Take Craycroft Rd. heading north; turn right onto E. River Road; turn Left onto N. Tanuri Dr.; stay on Tanuri by keeping left; take the first left onto N. Calle Vista Ciudad; turn right into…

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Coronado Foothills Weedwackers

November 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 am on day First of the month, happening 3 times

An event every month that begins at 7:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 6 times

Free

The Coronado Foothills Weedwackers work on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. We generally work Skyline Rd., north of Skyline Rd between Campbell and Swan, and the Finger Rock wash. In the summer we start at 6:30 a.m. working for 1 1/2 hours, and in the winter at 7:00 a.m. for 2 hours. Please contact Marge at mhumph67@aol.com for exact time and location. If you have a digging bar and/or pick, bring them. Always wear sunscreen and bring…

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Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area! We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible. TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE corner of Sabino…

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Second Saturday Buffelgrass Pull

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saguaro National Park Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Saguaro National Park help protect our Sonoran Desert by removing buffelgrass, an invasive species that crowds out native plants and creates a major fire hazard. Meet at the Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center (3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson). Saturday, November 10th, 8:00 am. Please follow signs to park in the gravel lot, then walk to the front of the visitor center where we will gather. You will be working off trail removing buffelgrass and accompanied by Park…

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3rd Annual Pumpkin Smash

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Las Milpitas De Cottonwood, 2405 S Cottonwood Ln
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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Join us for this FREE, farm festival - a smashing good time for the whole family with kids' activities, music and food trucks! Bring your old jack-'o-lanterns to smash, launch and compost and learn delicious ways to cook your edible pumpkins! Together we can reduce organic waste! Acompañenos para este festival de granjas GRATUITO: ¡un gran momento para toda la familia con actividades, música y puestos decomida! ¡Trae tus viejas linternas de calabaza para romperlas, lanzarlas y compostar y aprenderás…

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October 2018

Day of the Dead Celebration

October 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Carr House will be open for Day of the Dead activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th. Mike Foster's Day of the Dead videos filmed in Sonora and Sinaloa will be shown, and talks will be given in the auditorium at 12:30 and again at 1:30. Displays including open altars will be available all day long throughout the house and outside, and traditional refreshments will be available starting at about 11:30. Please bring any offerings you…

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Repair Damaged Desert at the Mason Center

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mason Center, 3835 W Hardy Rd
Tucson, AZ 85742
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You may have heard about last week's terrible incursion by a vehicle into the Ironwood/Saguaro preserve at our Mason Center. A van drove approximately 1/4 mile across the site creating ruts in the damp soil and damaging many cacti and cholla. Saturday, October 27; 8:00 am--12 pm. Please consider joining Tucson Audubon Staff, Board members, and other volunteers as we work to fix as much of the damage as possible. It's a mountain of work and we need your help…

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Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area! We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible. TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE corner of Sabino…

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Butterfly Trail Transformation Project 2

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with the USFS, Summit Hut, and thanks to a grant from Mountain Hardware, we will be working to rehab the south end of the Butterfly Trail, part of the AZT Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass Route. We will plan to hike in from Palisades toward Westfall Knobb, about 1.5 miles with 800’ of elevation change, to work back toward the intersection of Butterfly Trail and Kellog Mountain Trail. Work includes heavy brushing to remove overgrowth from seasonal rains on…

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Compassionate Coexistence with Wildlife

October 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

As people expand in ever-increasing numbers into areas such as mountains and canyons, it is inevitable that conflicts will arise with wildlife already inhabiting those areas. Naturalist Kate Scott will help us understand the habits and needs of our animal neighbors and learn to respect those needs. Kate will share practical, simple ways to enjoying wildlife watching in the Madrean Archipelago eco-region. Be sure to bring the family to this interesting presentation. The children will enjoy exploring the “Bat Cave,”…

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Saguaro NP Buffelgrass Pull

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District + Google Map
Free

Help Preserve the Sonoran Desert by removing buffelgrass, an invasive grass that threatens native plant and wildlife populations. Volunteers are needed to assist with buffelgrass pulls, held the second Saturday of each month, from September-May. We will spend about 4 hours of digging up buffelgrass. Meet at the Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center (3693 S. Old Spanish Trail) at 7:00 a.m. Bring a backpack with plenty of water. Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes are required. Broad-brimmed hat and…

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October Trail Day – Prison Camp with REI

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Going to be prepping Prison Camp for the 2018 Pachanga. PC will ultimately see more volume of riders demoing awesome new bikes, so lets get all hands on deck to make it minty fresh! The rad people at REI will be sponsoring. Everyone who attends will walk away with a little something, plus we'll have a big item to raffle. Please register using the "Tickets" link below. We'll be meeting at the Molino/AZT parking lot at 9am. TORCA will bring…

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September 2018

Sonoita Creek Restoration

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Paton Center for Hummingbirds, 477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Free

Planting new natives after the growth from the monsoon rains and weeding out the invasive Johnson grass. We will meet-up at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds (477 Pennsylvania Ave. Patagonia, AZ 85624) at 8am and start working at the nearby Johnston Parcel following a short demonstration.

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National Public Lands Day 2018: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Invasives Pull

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

Join us for National Public Lands Day as we remove invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area! We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible. TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot (NE…

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September Trail Day Round 2 – Bug Spring

September 23, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Free

Missed the first round or really want to show Bugs some extra love? We're hitting it again! As usual monsoon and it's popularity has taken it's toll, so we'll be working to rehabilitate and mitigate those impacts. We'll be meeting at the LOWER Bug Spring TH at 730am. TORCA will bring the fun and tools, you bring yourself and your best friend. Many hands make light work, so lets get as many as we can. TORCA will provide post work…

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Youth Stewardship Day

September 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free

About Youth Stewardship Day Promoting environmental stewardship is one of CASA's defining objectives. That's where our Youth Stewardship Event comes in. This hands-on youth volunteer opportunity helps develop a sense of personal responsibility for our outdoor spaces in a whole new generation. This year, we're looking to do even better than the last two! This opportunity to help keep our mountain beautiful is only the beginning. ​It's also an awesome way to introduce the world of climbing to these hard-working young people. What is…

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Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic

September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The 6th Annual Sabino Canyon One Mile FitKidz Classic will take place at the beautiful Sabino Canyon, on United States Forest Service Land, on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:15am. National Public Lands Day means there is no fee for entering the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area! This race is FREE and ONLY FOR KIDS up to middle school age (all kids not yet in middle school). This is the first race of the fall season in…

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Youth Trail Build Day at McKenzie Ranch

September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
McKenzie Ranch Trailhead, 18670-18782 South Red Hill Ranch Road, Vail, AZ + Google Map

To register for this event, go to: https://doodle.com/poll/3hhd73749q85aa3t Join SDMB and Ben's Bikes for a Youth Build Day on Saturday, September 15! We will be finishing the last 4/10-mile stretch of trail at McKenzie Ranch which will allow the South Loop to work as a standalone trail, great for kids' races. Meet at the McKenzie Ranch TH at 7:30, and plan on being finished by 11:30. SDMB will have tools, lunches from Beyond Bread, and refreshments, and Ben's Bikes will…

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Second Saturday Buffelgrass Pull

September 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District + Google Map
Free

Come join Saguaro National Park to remove invasive buffelgrass from our Rincon Mountain District location (Saguaro East) Saturday, 9/8/2018 at 7:00 am. Meet at the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730). Please follow signs to park in the gravel lot, then walk to the front of the visitor center where we will gather. Volunteers will be working off trail removing buffelgrass accompanied by Park staff. Tools and gloves will be provided. The event will…

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August 2018

Bear Canyon: Planting for Pollinators

August 25, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

Spend a day with us in beautiful Bear Canyon. We have been working to create a healthier habitat for pollinators and other wildlife in Bear Canyon by removing fountain grass to make way for native plants. Today will be all about planting beautiful flowering plants! TRIP SCHEDULE 7 AM: Meet us at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the Northeast corner of Sabino Canyon Rd and Tanque Verde Rd. 3 PM: We'll return to the meeting spot.…

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Walnut Collection Trip – FULL!

August 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Madera Village Shopping Center, 9095 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749 United States
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Free

BACKGROUND Sky Island Alliance is partnering with the National Forest Service and Borderlands Restoration to create a diverse plant palette for restoration work in Bear Canyon! Walnuts are especially important because they provide food for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel, a sub-species of the Arizona gray squirrel that seems to be less common than it used to be due to habitat changes and competition with the introduced Abert's squirrel. The seeds we collect will be grown out to be re-planted…

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CDO (Canada Del Oro) Trail Day

August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

With over 250 trees removed by the TORCA Sawyers. We are able to finally start focusing on brushing back the encroaching briars. We'll hike down past the Sutherland split and continue previous brushing work. Plan on about a 5 mile out and back hike in addition to a couple hours of trail work. Please have: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen Snacks TORCA will provide tools, post work snack and cold beverages. Meet at the top of Ski…

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July 2018

SDMB Night Ride and Pint Night w/ Westbound and Transit Cycles

July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
MSA Annex, 267 S Avenida Del Convento
Tucson, 85745 United States
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Free

We're teaming up with a few of our favorite local business for a Social Night Ride and Pint Night! Join SDMB, Westbound, and Transit Cycles for an evening of bikes, beer, and cocktails! We'll be meeting at the new MSA Annex at 6:30, and will be riding by 7PM We'll work our way up to Starr Pass and do the "standard" loop (Rock Wren/Yetman/Sarasota/Little Cat, then exit via 36th St and back down to the Annex for post-ride bevees at…

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Green Mountain Trail Day

July 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
General Hitchcock Campground, E General Hitchcock Campground Rd
Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619 United States
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Free

We will be working on brushing and tread work. Most likely have a crew through-hike to brush back the vegetation and a separate crew hike and out and back. This trail day is sponsored by Tucson Endurance Performance Center. Up for grabs is a $50 gift card! This will be a heavy hiking day so please bring/wear: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen TORCA will provide after work snacks, beverages and tools. Most importantly FUN! Meeting place is…

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North of Nightfall: Tucson Premier

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10.00

SDMB is hosting Tucson's premier of the new Red Bull Media House film North of Nightfall at the Loft Cinema on Wednesday, July 18th! Tickets are only $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members, and all proceeds support development of 100-Acre Wood Bike Park. Get your tickets at https://loftcinema.org/film/north-of-nightfall/. To see the trailer and get stoked, go to: www.NorthofNightfall.com. About the film: Hidden among the glaciers, high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh…

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Trail Build Thursday @ McKenzie Ranch

July 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McKenzie Ranch Trailhead, 18670-18782 South Red Hill Ranch Road, Vail, AZ + Google Map

The monsoons are here, which means that evening temps are cooling down and it will be perfect for trail building! Come help SDMB and Pima County finish Tucson's first-ever XC race venue.. Tools are cached, so we can drive in to the work site or ride in. Bring your lights if you want to get a night lap in afterwards! Volunteers need to bring work gloves and water. We'll have frosty beverages. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAY START AT 5PM IF…

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Sonoita Creek Restoration

July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Paton Center for Hummingbirds, 477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Free

Tucson Audubon is restoring a section of the Sonoita Creek in Patagonia and we will be planting native plants and removing invasive grass in this section of creek known as the “Johnston Parcel.” If you have specific questions about the restoration work being done at the Johnston Parcel please email Andy Bennett at abennett@tucsonaudubon.org.

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June 2018

Trail Build Tuesday at McKenzie Ranch

June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McKenzie Ranch Trailhead, 18670-18782 South Red Hill Ranch Road, Vail, AZ + Google Map
Free

Help SDMB and Pima County build Southern Arizona's first XC Mountain Bike Race Venue at McKenzie Ranch! Come out for Trail Build Tuesday, an evening of trail building on Tucson's east side near the Gabe Zimmerman TH. No experience is needed; we provide tools, instruction, and post-work frosty beverages. Tools are cached, so we can drive in to the work site or ride in. Bring your lights if you want to get a night lap in afterwards! Volunteers need to…

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Pupfish Pond Installation in the Patagonia Mountains

June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Corral Canyon, 785 San Rafael Valley Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Free

Help install a pond to provide a backup breeding population for the endangered Desert Pupfish at a beautiful setting on a vineyard on the eastern edge of the Patagonia Mountains. This special location along Corral Canyon includes giant ancient emory oak trees, has had endangered Mexican garter snakes show up, has wild turkeys wander through every day, has had tree frogs, and one can frequently hear trogons or cuckoos calling nearby during the summer. On this specific workday we’ll be…

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Latino Outdoors Tucson-Meadow Trail Loop Hike

June 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Latino Outdoors Tucson on a Sunday hike. Enjoy a relaxing morning and get to know what Latino Outdoors is all about and the fun future events we have planned! Two carpool opportunities have been set up, both car pools include entrance to Coronado National Forest. First carpool will be leaving from the University of Arizona at 7:45AM, please meet in front of the bookstore (1209 E University Blvd) by 7:30AM. Parking is free on Sundays! The second carpool is…

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Aspen Draw Trail Day

June 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ski Valley, 10300 E Ski Run Rd
Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619 United States
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Free

June's trail day will be up in the cool pines of the Aspen Draw trail. This trail day is sponsored by Sonoran Cycles Tucson. Up for grabs a $50 gift card! We will be working on normal brushing and tread work. TORCA will provide the tools and after work snacks. Please bring Please have: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen Snacks We will be meeting at the lower parking lot at Ski Valley at 9am.

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Adopt a Crag & Trail Day at Marshall Gulch

June 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Spend a day in the cool pines near the summit of Mt. Lemmon improving two of the prettiest trails around! Join us on Marshall Gulch and Aspen Trails. Sign Up --> http://bit.ly/CASAAdoptaCrag18 When: Saturday, June 9 - 9:30am - 2:30pm Where: Marshall Gulch parking area (Parking is limited - so please consider carpooling, and be prepared to walk a few minutes) Why: The Aspen and Marshall Gulch Trails accesses the Wilderness of Rocks climbing areas, The Steep, as well as…

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May 2018

Oracle Ridge Trail Event

May 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
9121 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-8819, 9121 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749-8819 United States
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Free

The Arizona Trail on Oracle Ridge is among one of the most used passages of the whole 800 mile trail, but it's also among the most challenging to keep in good shape. A history of wildfires combined with a very old trail have created conditions that require lots of constant work to maintain. The payoff, though, is spectacular scenery and that cool mountain air we all love! We will be hiking in approximately a mile and a half to an…

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Pima Canyon Buffelgrass Pull

May 24, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Free

Pima Canyon Leader Name: Julia Rowe Email: jrowe@desertmuseum.org Phone: 520 883 3014 Date: May 24, 2018 Time: 6:30 - 10 am Organization: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Description: We will hike about 1/2 mile on the Pima Canyon Trail before cutting up hill into the desert. We will continue about 1/3 to 1/2 mile off trail. The terrain is rocky, uneven, and full of cholla. Meeting Location: Meet at the Pima Canyon Parking Area Buffelgrass pull location: 1610 E Magee Rd, Tucson, AZ…

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

BEAR CANYON RESTORATION Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come! BACKGROUND If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake.…

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Saturday 5/12/18 McKenzie Ranch Build Day w/ REI Tucson

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
McKenzie Ranch Trailhead, 18670-18782 South Red Hill Ranch Road, Vail, AZ + Google Map

Build Trail, Win Prizes with SDMB and REI Tucson! The South Loop at McKenzie Ranch is shaping up to be yet another awesome trail, but we need LOTS of volunteers to get it finished before summer. Join us from 8AM - 12PM on Saturday, May 12 for a morning of trail building at Pima County's first XC race venue. Directions are in the comments; sign up via the links below. Let's build some trail! Saturday, May 12: https://www.rei.com/event/trail-building-w-sonoran-desert-mountain-bicyclists/205220

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

BEAR CANYON RESTORATION Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come! BACKGROUND If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake.…

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April 2018

Buffelgrass Pull – Pima Canyon

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

We are going to hike about 1/2 mile on Pima Trail and then we will cut up-slope off trail into the desert for about another 1/2 mile. We will use digging bars and rock hammers to pull buffelgrass from the Sonoran Desert. If you are interested, please contact Julia Rowe, Invasive Species Research Specialist, at jrowe@desertmuseum.org You need to wear appropriate clothing (long pants, sturdy shoes, long sleeves, hat) bring plenty of water. I will provide tools - so please…

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

April 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

BEAR CANYON RESTORATION Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come! BACKGROUND If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake.…

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Trail Building in the Santa Rita Mountains with REI

April 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

ATA will provide: Lunch to carry and eat on trail. Water and drinks for after the event, tools, gloves, hard hats, we have some eye protection but sunglasses work well if you have a pair. What to bring: Water, snacks, sturdy shoes, long pants/sleeves, hat, eye and sun protection, gloves if you have them, and layers - it could be cool at the start and in the shade but warmer in the sun while we're working, and when we're done.…

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

April 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Colonia Verde Shopping Center, NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon
Tucson, AZ 85715 United States
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Free

BEAR CANYON RESTORATION Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come! BACKGROUND If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake.…

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Buffelgrass Pull – Pima Canyon

April 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

We are going to hike about 1/2 mile on Pima Trail and then we will cut up-slope off trail into the desert for about another 1/2 mile. We will use digging bars and rock hammers to pull buffelgrass from the Sonoran Desert. If you are interested, please contact Julia Rowe, Invasive Species Research Specialist, at jrowe@desertmuseum.org You need to wear appropriate clothing (long pants, sturdy shoes, long sleeves, hat) bring plenty of water. I will provide tools - so please…

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March 2018

Saguaro National Park Cesar Chavez Fee Free Day

March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saguaro National Park Tucson, AZ United States + Google Map

Saguaro National Park and the National Park Service are proud to join the city of Tucson and Pima County in honoring the life of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez with a fee free day. The public is invited to come out to Saguaro National Park on Saturday, March 31st to learn more about Chávez’s impact on the Civil Rights movement and enjoy our amazing spring weather. César Chávez Day is celebrated around the nation on March 31st.…

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AZT Passage 13 – Oracle

March 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oracle State Park AZ United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Arizona Trail Association and REI in this project to build new trail alignment in Oracle State Park. Volunteers will hike approximately 1/2 a mile with tools to work on a reroute project to bypass a section of trail that has been badly eroded. Work includes brushing, digging in new tread, moving rocks and rehabbing the old trail bed. Volunteers should expect to be on the trail for approx 4-5 hours. Lunches, tools and training will be provided .

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3/17/18 Hohokam Trail Build Day

March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AT: https://doodle.com/poll/nrhgg64ksq8nh3fm We're finished with the first 6.5-mile loop at McKenzie Ranch, and now we're working on the first 3.4 miles of the Hohokam Trail to connect McKenzie to the Arizona Trail! The Sweco and mini-excavator have made their passes and we need volunteers for finish work to get the trial buffed and ready to go. Meet at the McKenzie Ranch TH at 8AM, and plan on working until noon. Plan on more than a…

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3/11/17 Hohokam Trail Build Day

March 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We're finished with the first 6.5-mile loop at McKenzie Ranch, and now we're working on the first 3.4 miles of the Hohokam Trail to connect McKenzie to the Arizona Trail! The Sweco and mini-excavator have made their passes and we need volunteers for finish work to get the trial buffed and ready to go. Meet at the McKenzie Ranch TH at 8AM, and plan on working until noon. Plan on more than a mile of hiking each way. All volunteers…

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Coronado National Forest Family Day

March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Park Fiesta Area, 3700 S Mission Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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Free

The National Forest Foundation invites you to the "It's All Yours" Family Day. Go Play, Go Discover, Go Beyond. Enjoy live music and food and explore the outdoors with local organizations dedicated to connecting kids with nature at the John F. Kennedy Park Fiesta Area. The first 200 attendees will receive a free meal! Activities: - Welcoming remarks by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Chairman Richard Elías, Pima County Board Supervisors - Participate in outdoor interactive activities for families and children…

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Micro Trail-work Days – Sometimes small is good.

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Interested in doing trail work? Micro Trail-work Days are a little different... Small, efficient crews, moving fast and light to target specific sites - Like trail ninjas! (With no assassinations, though.) Saturday, March 10th Sunday, March 18th Saturday, March 24th Times and trails are flexible and will be determined by volunteers who sign up. To sign up please send an email with your preferred date and times ericr@theclimbershome.org

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March Trail Day 50yr Sponsored by REI

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
50 Year Golder Ranch trailhead 4722-4736 E Golder Ranch Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85739, 4722 -4736 E. Golder Ranch Road
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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March trail work event will be held on the fantastic 50 Year Trail. We'll be taking care of some serious erosion and drainage issues at the toward the bottom of Middle Gate/Deer Camp. Any brushing that we didn't get to last month will be addressed as well. Never done trail work before? Don't worry we have many experienced people to help guide you in the right direction. #onedaychallenge #trailsdontfixthemselves #torcaneversleeps Please provide: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen Snacks Meeting…

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Kentucky Camp Volunteer Day

March 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kentucky Camp Near Sonoita, AZ 85718 United States + Google Map
Free

Hello Friends, Our next volunteer day at Kentucky Camp is coming up this Friday, March 9th. We plan to be on-site at about 8:30AM. We have a number of fun projects lined-up: 1) Apply adobe coating to the Gold Processing Building. This coating helps prevent erosion of the historic adobe bricks from the wind and rain. On-the-job training will be provided for this simple and fun project. 2) Replace wood trim in the Gold Processing Building. This is some finish-up…

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Water New Native Plants in Bear Canyon

March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

BEAR CANYON RESTORATION Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we’ve recently installed – helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come! BACKGROUND If you’ve been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake.…

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February 2018

Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: Last Chance!

February 17, 2018 @ 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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Cochise Stronghold Adopt a Crag

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free

CASA is holding an Adopt a Crag "Light" on the Sheepshead access route at Cochise Stronghold, Saturday Feb 17th. Sign up here! http://bit.ly/CASAAdoptaCrag15 The Access Fund's traveling Conservation Team will be joining for the day. We will be precisely targeting a few areas of the trail to do some much needed erosion control, restoration, and maintenance of previous work. Location: the Dragoon Mountains, about a 90 minute drive from Tucson. Work: includes moderate lifting and hand-tool use in rugged foot…

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Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It continues!

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us as we continue 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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50-Year Work Day

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

February trail work event will be held on the 50yr Trail. We will be working on brushing and drainage issues. Tools will be provided, please bring your own water, and eye protection. Sponsored by REI. Meeting at 9am at the Golder Ranch Rd parking lot.

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January 2018

Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It begins!

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in Bear Canyon as we kick off not a day, not a week, but a whole month of beating back buffelgrass and fountain grass! 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. We…

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Bolts & Brews

January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tucson Hop Shop AZ United States + Google Map

Bolts and Brews! Is that bolt burly or is it bad? Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Geir Hundal (AMGA-certified Rock Climbing Instructor and Multipitch Guide; CASA Anchor Team Co-Leader). 10% draft discount for CASA members! Show your CASA card for 10% off! DETAILS Thursday, January 25th, 7:00pm-9:00pm Presentation with Q&A: 7:00pm Location: Tucson Hop Shop Presenter: Geir Hundal

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Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It Begins!

January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us in Bear Canyon as we kick off not a day, not a week, but a whole month of beating back buffelgrass and fountain grass! 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. We…

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December 2017

Redington Pass Fall Cleanup

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

What: The Redington Pass Fall Cleanup is a great opportunity to join friends and help preserve the natural beauty of the Pass. When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am. The cleanup is from 9:00 am to noon. Raffle immediately afterwards. Mark your calendar now! Where: Meet at the Coronado National Forest Information Kiosk on Redington Road. Park your vehicle in the parking area below the Kiosk past mile marker 3. Meet at the Information Kiosk before…

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November 2017

Oracle Work Event

November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come and join the camaraderie of working on the trail with fellow volunteers from the SaddleBrooke Hiking Club. Generally, the work is light, and involves clipping, brushing, raking, pruning, building cairns and developing/clearing erosion control devices. Bring along gloves, hat, water, and pruners. Other tools, if needed, will be provided. The work session usually lasts about 3 hours. Hike 3-4 miles. We will be departing from SaddleBrooke at 7:30 a.m. and returning before noon. Light refreshments will be served. Contact…

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Trail Talks: History of the Arizona Trail

November 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The History of the Arizona Trail: Highlighting Arizona's exciting and colorful history as it relates to various passages of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. If you think that the scenery is wild, wait until you hear the stories that go with it! Hosted by local historian Preston Sands.

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CASA Adopt-a-Crag 13: Windy Point, Mt. Lemmon

November 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome to CASA's Adopt a Crag 13: Windy Point When: Sunday, November 5 - 9:00am - 2:00pm Where: Windy Point Parking lot Why: Windy Point is the epicenter of climbing on Mt Lemmon. Heavily used by climbers, tourists and others, it benefits from regular cleaning and erosion stabilization. Through our adoption of this area, CASA has committed to steward and protect these resources from user impact. We will be cleaning up litter, as well as performing erosion control (building check…

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Noche del Espiritu Jaguar

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come celebrate the Spirit of the Jaguar with us! Join us for an evening of fun and community on Thursday, November 2nd, for a Dia de los Muertos celebration at Tap+Bottle North (NE corner of Ina and Oracle). We want to celebrate you and the power of community to preserve the unique beauty and wild nature of our Sky Islands. We’ll have a raffle and scavenger hunt to entertain you. And with more than 30 taps, there’s sure to be…

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October 2017

Oracle Ridge Trail Day

October 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Summit Hut, Tucson Backpackers and the ATA for a day of trail work on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. We'll be working at the top of Mt. Lemmon on the Oracle Ridge Passage 12 clearing brush, repairing tread and restoring drainage. All tools, training and lunches will be provided - all you need to bring is a sense of adventure and sturdy shoes. Click the link to sign up! For more information: www.aztrail.org or volunteer@aztrail.org

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