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July 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

July 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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June 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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May 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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April 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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March 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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February 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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January 2024

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

January 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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December 2023

Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

December 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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It is time for our second dig of the Fall and it will take place right in between Thanksgiving and Christmas! It is a hectic time, for sure, but also a perfect time to be out in the desert. Views of Pusch Ridge will be amazing! The saguaros are calling, and the buffelgrass is still threatening. It seems as though our scorching summer was particularly hard on the older saguaros, so they need our help. Plus, for anyone who has…

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

December 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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November 2023

Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

November 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Get outdoors now that the weather is cooling and help us remove invasive and flammable Buffelgrass in Catalina State Park. Enjoy magnificent views of Pusch Ridge and amazing stands of saguaros. Meet at the Equestrian Center and hike 30 minutes to site. Expect to dig off-trail on rocky slopes. For more information and to sign up, go to http://www.desertmuseum.org/buffelgrass/pullsitelist.php

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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October 2023

Wilderness Volunteers Buffelgrass Removal

October 29, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - November 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Join Wilderness Volunteers for a week-long service project that will focus on removing invasive buffelgrass and fountain grass in Saguaro National Park. Using digging tools such as picks, rock hammers, and rock bars, we'll combat these noxious weeds that fill in the open spaces in the Sonoran Desert, crowding out native plants and competing for nutrients, water, and sunshine, and pose a huge fire risk.

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Box Camp Trail Volunteer Event with Tucson Trail Runners

October 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Box Camp Trailhead AZ United States + Google Map

What: Help get Box Camp Trail into shape for fall. Brushing and very minor tread repair, approximately 2.5–4.5 miles from the trailhead. If you like hiking and cutting out vegetation, this will be a fun one for you. No large rocks or significant amount of dirt will be moved. There will be a good elevation climb on the way out, up to 2000 feet. Get a great workout and give back. Why: To help address impacts from the Bighorn Fire…

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

October 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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September 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

September 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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August 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

August 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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July 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

July 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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June 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

June 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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May 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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April 2023

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

April 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
+ Google Map

Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Removal

April 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Come out and have fun volunteering amongst the spring wildflowers and giant saguaros. Removing buffelgrass reduces the fire danger around saguaros and palo verde nurse trees. Clearing the grass makes way for wildflowers and native grasses and shrubs important for wildlife. We can help protect the Sonoran Desert from the worst effects of climate change. We will hike approximately 20 minutes and work on a slope near a picturesque wash. Wear work/hiking clothes such as sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and…

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March 2023

Finger Rock Trail Volunteer Day

March 12, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
finger rock trailhead, 7180 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85718
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What: Rock work and brushing on the Finger Rock Trail. Most work will be concentrated on a section of trail about a mile in. Brushing will take place from the 1-mile mark to approximately the 2-mile mark. You can choose to do rock work or brushing. Why: To help address impacts from the Bighorn Fire and two heavy monsoon seasons, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) is working with Outslope Trail Solutions, the Coronado National Forest, and volunteers to make repairs…

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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February 2023

Esperero Canyon Trail Volunteer Event (Feb 11)

February 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sabino Canyon Overflow Lot, 5990 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, 85750
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Sign up for this volunteer trail day at the registration link! What we'll do: Brushing and minor tread repair on the Esperero Canyon Trail. Work will start about 1 mile from the trailhead, up toward Cardiac Gap and possibly beyond. It will be "challenge by choice" on how far you would like to hike in before you start work. Why volunteer with us? To help address impacts from the Bighorn Fire and two heavy monsoon seasons, the National Forest Foundation…

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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Removal

February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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It is time to plan for February “Save Our Saguaros” Month, a yearly Tucson-wide event. The weather is amazing and we will be raffling a baby saguaro from the Pima County Native Plants Nursery. Plus, for anyone who has joined us for 5 events, we will have a colorful Buffel Slayers logo T-shirt. Get into the Park for free! Where: Meet at the Equestrian Center. Park by the corrals, meet at the picnic area Wear: Long pants, long-sleeves, sturdy shoes/boots,…

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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January 2023

Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Removal

January 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Start the New Year with a gift to the Sonoran Desert- your hard work and enthusiasm to Save Our Saguaros! We will be removing invasive and flammable buffelgrass on a hillside loaded with huge saguaros. This is a re-dig and we are already seeing a ton of native grasses and shrubs moving back into the area. This is what nature can do with a little help! Please sign-up for event at website listed below. Where: Equestrian Center, Catalina State Park…

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

January 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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December 2022

Ventana Canyon Trail Repairs

December 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come help remove vegetation and improve wash crossings. After the Bighorn Fire and two very wet monsoons, the Ventana Canyon Trail is overgrown, hard to follow, and needs our help. No special skills required, but the area of work involves a two-mile hike in. Please use the link below to learn more and sign up for the event.

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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November 2022

Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

November 5, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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October 2022

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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Springs Restoration in the Whetstone Mountains

October 2, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

September 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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August 2022

GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

August 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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April 2022

Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
+ Google Map

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, 2022 @ 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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Ida Canyon (#110) & Oversite Canyon (#112) Maintenance & Sign Installation

March 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Join Wild Arizona in the beautiful mountains of the Miller Peak Wilderness as we maintain trails and install new Wilderness signs along the Ida Canyon and Oversite Canyon trails. Explore the wonders and history of the area while on these trails, which include striking vistas and remnants of historical mines. This weekend event will include brushing the trail corridor, maintaining drainages, and provides a perfect opportunity to be introduced to the unique charm of the region. Dinner on Saturday night…

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Perimiter Trail Building Event

March 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 9, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Miller Canyon Lower Parking, Hereford, AZ 85615, Miller Canyon Lower Parking, Hereford, AZ 85615
Sierra Vista,
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Come Join American Conservation Experiance and the Forest Service for a trail buidling event at the Perimeter Trail Sierra Vista, AZ. We are continuing a building project to extend the trail and connect to other trail systems. This beautiful trail borders the local community and will be a amzing way to contribute to a trail in your backyard. Event Sign Up: https://forms.gle/feCgi8XhTeiKtSjo8

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Parker Canyon Lake Trail Maintenance Event

March 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come Join American Conservation Experience and the Forest Service at Parker Canyon Lake for a trail maintenance and skills clinic event. We will be enjoying a day at the lake while improving the existing loop trail that borders the lake.

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Box Camp Trail on Catalina Mtn – Volunteer Event

March 12, 2022 @ 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 – Pomona Mine Trail (#116) Explore; Sign Installation

March 5, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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Catalina State Park Buffelgrass Dig

March 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Enjoy outstanding views of Pusch Ridge while working to save mature saguaros from the dangers of flammable buffelgrass. Meet: Equestrian Center parking lot. Remember to park in the area reserved for cars next to the corrals. Meet the group at the picnic tables. Site: Rocky slope off of the 50 Year Trail Tools Provided: pick-mattocks, digging bars, hand picks, work gloves Bring: 2 Liters of water, snack, sunscreen (Optional: your own gloves, kneeling mat, trekking pole) Wear: Long pants, long-sleeved…

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Box Camp Trail Volunteer Day

March 1, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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January 2022

Trail Skills Technical Workshop

January 29, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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This same event is offered two different days. Use the signup link to choose which day you'd like to attend.
finger rock trailhead, 7180 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85718
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Understanding and controlling erosion, including how to build and repair drains and stone check dams Finger Rock Trailhead 8:30am - 2:30pm This same event is offered two different days. Please choose which day you'd like to attend. Email Eric Ruljancich (eric@outslopetrailsolutions.com) with any questions about this event.

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GWP First Fridays Volunteer Social

January 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gila Watershed Partnership in Safford, AZ, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd.
Safford, AZ, 85546
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Come have fun meeting others who enjoy nature and help out at the same time by attending The Gila Watershed Partnership's monthly First Friday Volunteer Events! Every first Friday of every month, the public is invited to socialize, do a nature-oriented service project and enjoy snacks. Past events have included activities such as cleaning seeds, weeding the pollinator garden, cleaning pots for the greenhouse, making seed balls, planting, and more! Meet at the Gila Watershed Partnership office at 1651 W.…

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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

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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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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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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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

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: April 24-26th POSTPONED

April 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - April 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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Come join us April 24th to 26th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of the creek banks. Additionally, we will…

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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

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

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: February 28- March 1

February 28, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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Come join us February 28th to March 1st in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! Help us pull invasive periwinkle Saturday and Sunday. THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the…

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Saguaro National Park – Wilderness Volunteers: buffelgrass pull campout

February 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District + Google Map
$375

We're currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming Wilderness Volunteer campout which will help control the buffelgrass invasion at Saguaro National Park. Spots are limited- sign up soon! This event will be a car camping experience in a secluded area of the park that only a few visitors get the opportunity to visit each year! What makes it extraordinary are the lively tinajas (pools of water) that flow year round. These pools are a haven for the rare Lowland Leopard…

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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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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

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: January 17-20

January 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - January 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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Come join us January 17th to the 20th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! Help us pull invasive periwinkle Saturday and Sunday, and then take Martin Luther King day off with us to enjoy this beautiful canyon. THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout…

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Saguaro Census Survey: 1-mile Hike January 10th @ Saguaro West

January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a shorter hike in Saguaro West About the Event: Saguaro National Park conducts a saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is to help determine the health and vitality of the saguaro population. Sky Island Alliance is organizing 4 volunteer surveys this winter to help with their census. This survey will be a shorter hike, expect to hike ~1 mile.…

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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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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 July 17, 2024 at 8:00 am

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

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: November

November 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - November 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we’ve been working to ramp up our efforts to address the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of the creek banks and also removing vinca from some longer-term study plots…

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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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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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July 2019

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: July

July 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, cutting, digging, getting…

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June 2019

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: June

June 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - June 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, cutting, digging, getting…

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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

Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on March 2, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Help the Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers dig out invasive buffelgrass from beautiful Catalina State Park. Protect our saguaros, palo verdes, wildflowers, and scenic vistas. They work one Saturday per month, November through April. Special events for your group can also be arranged to fit your schedule. Without your help, we will lose the Sonoran Desert we love as it becomes a highly flammable African savanna. The infestation is too large to expect government agencies to control it, but if…

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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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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 – Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

March 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: March 2, 2019 Time: 8 am- 12noon Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers Description: Help us rid Catalina State Park of invasive buffelgrass and "Save Our Saguaros" and wildflowers! Get into the park for free and enjoy outstanding views of Pusch Ridge. The Sonoran Desert that we all love will disappear without your help! Meeting Location: The Equestrian Center and Trailhead for the 50 Year Trail. Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ 85737 Volunteers: 1 registered…

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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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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: February

February 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PLEASE FOLLOW LINK TO REGISTER! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island…

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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 – 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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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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Kennedy Peak Car Camp: Take 2

February 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Sky Island Alliance Office, 406 S 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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As part of Sky Island Alliance's work to collect water rights validations for the Forest, we are doing a weekend dayhike to reach an old dam. Trails in this wilderness are not often maintained. Portions may be washed away by post-fire erosion or overgrown with cat claw. We may have to deal with some steep terrain. Trip Leader: Bryon Trip Itinerary: Day 1 - Drive out to Deer Creek near Klondyke, AZ. Car camp. Day 2 - Dayhike to Corral…

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January 2019

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: January

January 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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REGISTRATION REQUIRED, PLEASE FOLLOW LINK TO REGISTER! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island…

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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
Free

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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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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Date: January 12, 2019 Time: 8 am- 12noon Organization: Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers Description: We will hike 15 minutes up a sandy wash and dig in a gently sloping area that has been cleared before. We will then move on to nearby new sites. Meeting Location: Flycatcher Ramada in the Group Area. Make sure to mention Buffelgrass to get into the park for free and to get directions, if needed. Buffelgrass pull location: 11570 N Oracle, ORO VALLEY, AZ…

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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

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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Kennedy Peak Car Camping

December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Free

As part of Sky Island Alliance's work to collect water rights validations for the Forest, we are doing a weekend dayhike to reach an old dam. Trails in this wilderness are not often maintained. Portions may be washed away by post-fire erosion or overgrown with cat claw. We may have to deal with some steep terrain. Trip Leader: Bryon Trip Itinerary: Day 1 - Drive out to Deer Creek near Klondyke, AZ. Car camp. Day 2 - Dayhike to Corral…

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November 2018

Backpacking in the Galiuros

November 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Free

IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE A BACKPACK WITH SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE PREVIOUSLY, PLEASE CHECK WITH SAMI (CONTACT INFO BELOW) BEFORE REGISTERING!!! As part of Sky Island Alliance's work to collect water rights validations for the Forest, we are doing a long weekend backpack to reach several old dams. This will be a rugged backpack. Trails in this wilderness are not often maintained. Portions may be washed away by high flows in the canyons or overgrown with cat claw, and we…

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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
Free

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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Sonoran Desert Weedwackers

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
Free

Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Work requires hiking and digging buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently. Email eeducation@pima.gov for meeting location. Ages 18 and up. Free. For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

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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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Kentucky Camp Rehabilitation Week

November 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018
Free

We are seeking volunteers for a week-long gathering at Kentucky Camp to tackle some of the projects that are too big for our regular monthly volunteer days. This event will be November 12-16. (Monday –Friday) Accommodations are tent camping with access to our “five star” solar shower facilities or bring your camper or RV. Campers can arrive the weekend before to set-up camp. Here are the projects we are planning: · Replace a 100+ year-old wooden tongue-and-groove floor in the…

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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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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: January

November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We’ll be bending, cutting, digging, getting…

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Buffelgrass Removal 50 Year Trail

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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We will hike the 50 Year Trail in Catalina State Park and re-dig areas from last year that have re-sprouted. This hike may involve rocky terrain, but should be suitable for most volunteers. When: Sat. November 3rd, 8am-12noon Where: Meet at the Equestrian Center Parking lot, please park to the left of the corrals Wear: Long pants, sturdy shoes/boots, sun protection (hat, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen) Bring: Refillable water bottle or two, snacks, hiking pole (if desired) We provide: Work…

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October 2018

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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Pollinators in the Patagonia Mountains

October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Corral Canyon, 785 San Rafael Valley Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Join Tucson Audubon staff in installing a large pollinator garden and 10 new Arizona Walnut trees at a vineyard at the mouth of Corral Canyon in the Patagonia. The site is about 1.5 hrs from Tucson on the eastern edge of the Patagonia Mountains. We may even have the opportunity to do a bit of work on the stream that will connect to the large pond we created there for native fish this past summer. We'll be installing milkweeds for…

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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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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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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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Chiricahua Springs Backpack

September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - September 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION This will be a backpacking trip to assess some springs in the Chiricahua Wilderness. SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness. For these assessments, no special skills are necessary, but we are looking for strong hikers, and…

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Peppersauce Cave Graffiti Removal and Restoration

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Peppersauce Cave, Peppersauce Cave, Oracle, AZ 85701
Oracle, AZ 85701 United States
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Peppersauce Cave is a on the north side of Mt. Lemon, north of Tucson. The cave has over 7300 feet of passages and is in the Coronado National Forest. We are in the middle of a yearlong graffiti removal and restoration effort removing tags in the cave, and we are looking for additional volunteers to help. This is one of the largest graffiti removal projects in the entire U.S. Forest system. The Central Arizona Grotto, the Phoenix area caving club…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: September

September 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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Free

THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root material, with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, digging, getting dirty, and wet…

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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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Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas!

September 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Portal, AZ Portal, AZ 85632 United States + Google Map
Free

This will be a car camping trip to assess some springs in the Chiricahua Wilderness. SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in either the Chiricahua or Rincon Wilderness, depending on what gets done on our trip over the Labor Day weekend.…

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August 2018

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Portal Springs

August 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Portal, AZ Portal, AZ 85632 United States + Google Map
Free

This will be a longer car camping trip to assess some springs in the Chiricahua Wilderness. SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness. For these assessments, no special skills are necessary, but we are looking for strong hikers,…

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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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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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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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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: August

August 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - August 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Aravaipa Preserve, 39000 Aravaipa Canyon Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643 United States
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Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. We will also be planting native plants in and around areas that have been cleared of vinca. We’ll be bending, cutting, digging, getting dirty, and getting wet. We…

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Peppersauce Cave Graffiti Removal and Restoration

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Peppersauce Cave, Peppersauce Cave, Oracle, AZ 85701
Oracle, AZ 85701 United States
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Peppersauce Cave is a on the north side of Mt. Lemon, north of Tucson. The cave has over 7300 feet of passages and is in the Coronado National Forest. We are in the middle of a yearlong graffiti removal and restoration effort removing tags in the cave, and we are looking for additional volunteers to help. This is one of the largest graffiti removal projects in the entire U.S. Forest system. The Central Arizona Grotto, the Phoenix area caving club…

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Kartchner Caverns Planting and Erosion Control

August 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - August 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
katchner caverns, 2980 Arizona 90, Benson, AZ 85602
Benson, AZ 85602 United States
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Join us for a weekend of restoration work at Kartchner Caverns State Park! Recently the park has re-routed some trails, and we will be working to manage erosion and to re-plant these sections with native species. This trip is free of charge and no experience is necessary. TRIP SCHEDULE Friday, 11:00 am: If you need a ride, meet SIA staff at our OFFICE – 406 S. 4th Avenue (at the corner of 14th in Armory Park). Friday, Noon or 5:00…

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July 2018

Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds

July 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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BACKGROUND SIA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve to install native plants around some newly created ponds. Many native animals are sure to benefit from this new habitat, and we want to jump start the revegetation process with some plants that will be beneficial to as many species as possible. PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION Volunteers can either join us for the entire project, and camp with us, or join us just for the work each day. Folks…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

July 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - July 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root material, with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, digging, getting dirty, and wet…

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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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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

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

June 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - July 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse, Aravaipa Canyon-East
Klondyke, AZ 85643 United States
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THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root material, with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance. We'll be bending, digging, getting dirty, and wet…

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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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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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Peppersauce Cave Graffiti Removal and Restoration

June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Peppersauce Cave, Peppersauce Cave, Oracle, AZ 85701
Oracle, AZ 85701 United States
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Peppersauce Cave is a on the north side of Mt. Lemon, north of Tucson. The cave has over 7300 feet of passages and is in the Coronado National Forest. We are in the middle of a yearlong graffiti removal and restoration effort removing tags in the cave, and we are looking for additional volunteers to help. This is one of the largest graffiti removal projects in the entire U.S. Forest system. The Central Arizona Grotto, the Phoenix area caving club…

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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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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

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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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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Kentucky Camp Volunteer Day

May 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kentucky Camp Near Sonoita, AZ 85718 United States + Google Map
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Hello Friends, Our next volunteer day at Kentucky Camp is coming up this Friday, May 11th. 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) Continue cleaning-out cleaning-out the tool room. Identify items to be thrown out…

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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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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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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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Redington Pass Spring Cleanup

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Free

The Redington Pass Spring Cleanup is a great opportunity to join friends and help preserve the natural beauty of the Pass. Registration begins at 8:00 am. The cleanup is from 9:00 am to noon. Raffle immediately afterwards. Mark your calendar now!

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Chiricahua Mountains – Mormon Ridge/Mormon Canyon – Trail Restoration

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Free

This trail maintenance project will focus on the Mormon Canyon and Mormon Ridge trails in the Chiricahua Mountains. As of last summer the trails had intermittent deadfall and tread issues near the drainage bottom. The Ridge trail mostly needs brushing and crosscut work, with some solid stretches that don't need much work between the problem areas. Participants should be in moderate condition and capable of hiking on maintained FS trails carrying tools, equipment, and personal supplies throughout the day. All…

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Kentucky Camp Volunteer Day

April 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Hello Friends, Our next volunteer day at Kentucky Camp is coming up on Saturday, April 14th. 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) Apply metal preservative to the historic gold mining water nozzle. 3) Continue…

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Oracle Road Highway Cleanup

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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. Join us for a morning of community and action! Please bring/wear, sunhat, pants, closed toed shoes, water bottle, sunscreen. For questions, to r.s.v.p., or for the meeting spot map email Sarah Whelan at sarah.whelan@sonorandesert.org

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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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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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Mt. Lemmon Highway Litter Cleanup

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Not all people are litterbugs! But since there are still a few... Sign up for CASA's yearly blitz to remove litter from Mt. Lemmon Highway! http://bit.ly/AdoptACrag17 Climbers can go where few humans dare... and that's where the trash is! Err... *ahem* Not saying climbers are trash. You know the drill: Meet at the BLOC, carpool up the mountain, clean your section of road, and drop the garbage at Windy Point. You'll be finished at the same time you usually start…

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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

Rock Dam Construction in Tex Canyon – Chiricahua Mountains

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Rucker Canyon Ranger Station, E Rucker Canyon Rd
Douglas, AZ 85607
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The Chiricahua Mountains have had multiple large fires in the past few years and subsequent monsoons have ravished the landscape. We have been asked to reconstruct a series of one-rock dams to slow down water runoff. Most of these dams have already been built, so we will be working to rebuild and in some areas add new ones. No Experience is needed for this project. All training and guidance will be provided on site by AWC staff an FS personnel.…

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Volunteer Vacation – Superstition Wilderness

March 24, 2018 - March 28, 2018
$125

The Superstition Mountains are one of the most legendary wilderness areas in Arizona, rugged, remote and hauntingly beautiful. The dramatic Arizona Trail in the Superstitions provides challenge to both hikers and trail workers. Difficult access, steep and rocky terrain and scarce water all make this place a real test of fortitude. The reward, however, is a wild beauty found nowhere else. ATA Volunteer Vacations offer an opportunity to work side-by-side with others who share a love of nature and a…

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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
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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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Save our Saguaros

March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Have you hiked Pima Canyon lately? This beautiful area is a loved hiking spot and important viewscape in the Catalina Mountains. Sadly, buffelgrass is covering much of the area. This invasive grass threatens our treasured saguaros, desert tortoises, and other desert flora and fauna. If the grass continues to thrive, it creates fire risks for the plants and animals as well as the surrounding homes. ? Help us beat buffelgrass! Enjoy a beautiful day in the Catalina Mountains while helping…

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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 Fountain Grass – Camping Trip

February 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - February 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Join us as we backpack into Bear Canyon on our quest to REMOVE INVASIVE FOUNTAIN GRASS. BACKGROUND Our work to remove fountain grass and other invasive plants from Bear Canyon first began back in 2014! Over the years we have been working our way up the canyon removing invasives and planting native plants in our wake. Now we are kicking this project up a notch and starting work in some of the higher, more rugged reaches of the canyon. Join…

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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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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

Pond Building in the Southern Galiuros

November 15, 2017 - November 19, 2017

BACKGROUND Sky Island Alliance is teaming up with private landowners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and pond builder extraordinaire Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC to create ponds south of the Muleshoe Ranch in the Galiuro Mountains. These ponds will provide habitat for lowland leopard frogs (Lithobates yavapaiensis) and many other native bird, bat, dragonfly and butterfly species. Join us for a day, or the entire trip, as we build two ponds and enhance the surrounding habitat…

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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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October 2017

Seed Collection & Invasives Removal Weekend in Parker Canyon

October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Sky Island Alliance is partnering with the Coronado National Forest and Borderlands Restoration to restore a diverse riparian understory of native plants for wildlife and pollinators in Parker Canyon! This weekend we will work to remove invasive species and collect seeds that will be grown out to be re-planted in the canyon.

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