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December 2020

Canelo Pass Trail Work

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arizona Trail Passage 2, Canelo Hills near Sonoita, AZ AZ 85637 + Google Map

Join us for a wonderful day on the AZT! Athletic Brewing Company has sponsored a work event at Canelo Pass, working to clear brush from the trail and do minor tread repair. No experience is required - this is a great chance to celebrate our public lands by giving back! The Canelo Hills West passage of the trail is the second passage north of the border and crosses low, grassy hills between the Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains from Parker…

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Huachuca Crest Maintenance Event

December 5, 2020 @ 7:00 am - December 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Here's a chance to escape to the scenic Sky Islands of southern Arizona for a backcountry weekend work project in the high country of the Huachuca Mountains on passage 1b. This is a land of aspens, firs and pines with sweeping views across the grasslands and into Mexico. Participants will need to provide their own backpacking equipment and food. Tools and training will be provided for anyone brave enough to come along! Proposed itinerary: Saturday: The hike in will climb…

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November 2020

San Francisco River Clean Up

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

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

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September 2020

Masked Bobwhite releases

September 25, 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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Masked Bobwhite releases

September 24, 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
+ Google Map

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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Masked Bobwhite releases

September 4, 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
+ Google Map

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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Masked Bobwhite releases

September 3, 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
+ Google Map

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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August 2020

Masked Bobwhite releases

August 14, 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
+ Google Map

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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Masked Bobwhite releases

August 13, 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
+ Google Map

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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July 2020

Masked Bobwhite releases

July 24, 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
+ Google Map

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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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
+ Google Map

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

Bird Walk Guide/Leader POSTPONED

April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Free

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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader POSTPONED

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader POSTPONED

April 11, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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March 2020

Birds Bees and Bats! – CANCELLED

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

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

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

March 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Women’s trail work on the Arizona Trail

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

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

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

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

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Spring 2020 Volunteer Days at Sanctuary Cove!

March 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thanks to a generous grant from Tucson Electric Power, we will be holding two dates for Trail Maintenance Volunteers to get involved and HELP Sanctuary Cove thrive! Work will involve erosion mitigation, vegetation trimming, closures and reroutes designed by Trails Inspire. Crew leads will guide groups and supervise work areas. Our goal is safe trail sustainability for the new decade for all visitors to Sanctuary Cove. Tools, snacks, water, and lunch will be provided. Bring your own work gloves and…

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February 2020

Bird Walk Guide/Leader

February 29, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Free

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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West Trails End Tucson Mountains-Buffelgrass Pull

Beautiful hike in the wash and foothills of the Tucson Mountains, just off W. Trails End Rd. Terrain is a little rough - rocky and a little bit steep. Tools Provided: digging bars, gloves, hand picks, trash bags Bring: water bottle, work clothes Wear: boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, work gloves Register at link below

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Trails End Weedwackers – Buffelgrass Pull

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, 5403 W. Trails End Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

Description: We pulled buffelgrass at Cooper Center last year. As expected, there is some regrowth this year but it is much less than before. Next year it will be minimal! Site is fairly easy to navigate and not too far to hike. Tools Provided: digging bars, gloves, hand picks, trash bags Bring: water bottle, work clothes Wear: boots, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, work gloves Register at link below

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Spring 2020 Volunteer Days at Sanctuary Cove

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thanks to a generous grant from Tucson Electric Power, we will be holding two dates for Trail Maintenance Volunteers to get involved and HELP Sanctuary Cove thrive! Work will involve erosion mitigation, vegetation trimming, closures and reroutes designed by Trails Inspire. Crew leads will guide groups and supervise work areas. Our goal is safe trail sustainability for the new decade for all visitors to Sanctuary Cove. Tools, snacks, water, and lunch will be provided. Bring your own work gloves and…

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Saguaro National Park Buffelgrass Pull

February 8, 2020 @ 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 January 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

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

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

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San Xavier Mission – Dig and Celebration

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Xavier Mission general parking area., 1950 W San Xavier Rd Tucson 85746

Event Sponsored by Tohono O'odam Natural Resources We will meet at the Mission and then drive a short distance to the pull. The pull will last about 2 hours. After the pull we can celebrate and learn back at the mission with food, drink and music. Tools and gloves provided Bring: Water, sunscreen Wear: Closed toed Shoes, long pants, sleeves, hat Additional Information: Come for the pull and/ or the celebration. We will have the pull in the early morning…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Free

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

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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January 2020

Bird Walk Guide/Leader

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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 National Park Buffelgrass Pull

January 11, 2020 @ 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 January 27, 2021 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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

January 11, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

January 4, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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December 2019

Bird Walk Guide/Leader

December 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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 January 27, 2021 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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Saguaro Census Survey: 1-mile Hike December 10th @ Saguaro East

December 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 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 East 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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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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Saguaro Census Survey: 3-mile Hike December 7th @ Saguaro East

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a longer hike in Saguaro East 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 longer hike to a more difficult location,…

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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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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November 2019

Bird Walk Guide/Leader

November 30, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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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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Las Cienegas Trail Maintenance Day

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Help the Arizona Trail Association in its ongoing quest to maintain the Arizona National Scenic Trail. This event is sponsored by our Trail Steward, Jim Hugo. We'll meet at 7am at the Sahuarita Road trailhead and work on brushing and maintaining the drains on the trail. Plan on hiking between 1 and 2 miles carrying tools and doing basic trail work. Tools and safety equipment will be provided. If you have any questions about the plan for the day, please…

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Las Cienegas Trail Maintenance Day

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Help the Arizona Trail Association in its ongoing quest to maintain the Arizona National Scenic Trail. This event is sponsored by our Trail Steward, Jim Hugo. We'll meet at 7am at the Sahuarita Road trailhead and work on brushing and maintaining the drains on the trail. Plan on hiking between 1 and 2 miles carrying tools and doing basic trail work. Tools and safety equipment will be provided. If you have any questions about the plan for the day, please…

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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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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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October 2019

Dia de los Muertos

October 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Carr House will be open for Day of the Dead activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 27th. Mike Foster's Day of the Dead videos filmed in Sonora and Sinaloa will be shown, and talks will be given in the auditorium at 12:30 p.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.. Displays including open altars will be available all day long throughout the house and outside, and traditional refreshments will be available starting at about 11:30. Space is limited;…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Women’s Trail Work Day

October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Come out an join REI and the Arizona Trail for an all-women's trail work event on the gorgeous Butterfly trail on the north slope of Mt. Lemmon. This is a great opportunity for those who identify as female to get out and give back on the trail, and demonstrate the power that we bring when we work together! Work will include heavy brushing to remove overgrowth from seasonal rains and re-benching trailtread where the backslope has shifted down the mountain.…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Amazing Arachnids

October 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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The southwestern United States is home to a rich diversity of amazing arachnids. Among their ranks are the tough, the resourceful, the beautiful, and the dangerous. Getting to know these small neighbors which share our planet (and sometimes our homes) is immensely rewarding and never dull. Jillian Cowles, biologist and author, will be the presenter for this program. Space is limited; plan to arrive early. Carr House is located at 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road, 2.1 miles from the intersection…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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Bird Walk Guide/Leader

October 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2020

Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640 United States
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Do you enjoy getting out into nature and birding? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others? Would you be interested in volunteering as a bird walk guide at Tumacácori National Historical Park during the fall/winter? Bird walks are scheduled from January through April on Saturdays. Volunteer bird walk leaders/guides walk on foot throughout the mission grounds and Santa Cruz River riparian areas within Tumacácori NHP. Estimated walking distance is approximately 2-3 miles, mostly on unimproved trails. These…

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September 2019

Wilderness Bypass Work Weekend on Butterfly Trail

September 29, 2019 @ 7:00 am - September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Free

What better way to spend Labor Day weekend than in the forest at the top of the Santa Catalina mountains? This piece of trail received lots of special attention in 2017 so we want to be sure it stays in great shape moving forward. We'll hike in and establish a camp at Novio Spring on Saturday. The rest of the day will be working on the trail. Finish up and hike out on Sunday. Hike to Novio Spring is approximately…

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Food from Desert Plants

September 29, 2019 @ 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Angeles Emory, Local Gardener and Plant Expert, will share her knowledge and recipes using edible desert plants. You will be invited to have a small taste of some of these foods. Space is limited; plan to arrive early. Carr House is located at 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road, 2.1 miles from the intersection of Highway 92 at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant.

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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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National Public Lands Day on the Arizona Trail

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Spanning the length of Arizona from Mexico to Utah, the 800+ miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail features the biological diversity equivalent of hiking from Mexico to Canada! Such diversity and such beauty requires a lot of maintenance. Spend a day with the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) working to improve, maintain, and care for an iconic Arizona destination. Join REI in supporting the Arizona Trail Association on National Public Lands Day on September 38. We will meet at 8:00am…

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Plants of the Dragoons

September 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Doug Ripley, Arizona Native Plant Society President, will provide an illustrated presentation describing the flora, fauna, plant communities, and geology of the Dragoon Mountains. Particular emphasis will be on the over 700 species of vascular plants he has identified during a ten-year study of the Dragoon flora and comparisons of it with those of the two other major Cochise County Sky Islands, the Huachucas and the Chiricahuas. Space is limited; plan to arrive early. Carr House is located at 1011…

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San Francisco River Clean Up

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

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

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August 2019

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

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

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Southern Arizona’s Small Carnivores

August 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Southern Arizona is home to a variety of small carnivores, including Northern Raccoon, Ringtail, Gray Fox, and Ocelot, to name a few. Presenter Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours will discuss the diversity and life history of these wonderful mammals. Space is limited; plan to arrive early. Carr House is located at 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road, 2.1 miles from the intersection of Highway 92 at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant.

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Have You Heard What’s Happening with the River?

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A free presentation for children and families of all ages at the Clifton Library! Join us for a fun, interactive, and family-friendly class about the local San Francisco river. Kara Barron, Science & Outreach Manager from the Gila Watershed Partnership, will lead participants in demonstrations and activities about how the river works, where it starts and where it goes, why it’s important, and easy things you can do to keep the river healthy and clean. Everyone is welcome to attend…

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July 2019

Bisbee Walls: Past and Present

July 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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There are hundreds of walls in Old Bisbee because it was built in a canyon. In the early twentieth century thousands of miners came to work in the copper mines and built walls to hold up their homes on the steep hillsides. The walls are all unique. Now Bisbee is an arts community and many artists have decorated walls. Bisbee Walls: Past and Present author, Colleen Crowlie will show a sampling of Bisbee’s finest walls and introduce the masons and…

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Birding by Ear

July 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Free

In this program birding expert Rick Romea will help us start to develop a common language to describe bird vocalizations, using examples from common southwest birds. Then we will introduce some of the simple tricks that take the mystery out of birding by ear, including name-saying, mnemonics and memory tricks, cadence and sound quality tip-offs, sound-alike birds, and figuring out trillers.

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July Trail Day Red Ridge

July 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This months trail day will be on the infamous "Rad" Ridge trail. We will be hiking in a couple miles to begin the work which is were we left off last time. Be prepared for a roughly 4-5 mile day of hiking and working. TORCA will provide the tools and after work bevies. You just need to bring work gloves, water and snacks for the day, plus eye protection. One lucky participant will walk away with a tailgate pad from…

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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

Cochise County Watersheds

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

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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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Hooray for Herps!

June 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Cochise County has lots of critters that creep, crawl, or slither, including reptiles like lizards, snakes, and Gila monsters, to name just a few. Come and learn more about some of our reptile neighbors at Carr House on June 16. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. Tom Miscione, herpetologist, will help us learn not to fear these important members of the local eco-system. His many live specimens will let you get up close and personal with a diverse number…

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Hiking the Arizona Trail

June 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Please join the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains on Sunday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. for a presentation by Steve Chaffee, who has hiked the Arizona Trail in both directions. Steve will share his own experiences on the trail along with some poetry that addresses some of the Arizona Trail’s natural history. He will also talk about hikers and bikers that he met along the trail. For safety reasons occupancy in Carr House is limited to 49 people. In the…

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May 2019

Mountain Lions!

May 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Please join the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains for a presentation by Mark Hart from the Arizona Game and Fish Department on mountain lions. This presentation will examine how to distinguish a mountain lion from other species, read its body language, and deter it if the encounter is too close or menacing. In addition, it will attempt to right popular misconceptions about this iconic and beautiful creature. For safety reasons occupancy in Carr House is limited to 49 people. In…

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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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Oracle Ridge on the Arizona Trail

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

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

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Night Sky Preservation

May 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ 85615 United States
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Please join the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains on Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. for an interesting and informative program on Night Sky Preservation. Amateur astronomer Ted Forte of the Huachuca Astronomy Club will discuss how local amateur astronomers are enjoying our night sky and are activists for night sky preservation. Ted is a contributing editor for Sky & Telescope magazine and writes the monthly “Backyard Astronomer” column for the Herald/Review. For safety reasons occupancy in Carr House is…

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April 2019

CDO Take 2 April 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 5:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Free

CDO work season is upon us and after two amazing grants we finally have some vehicles of our own to access CDO. We will be working in from the bottom clearing downed trees and flagging some trail improvements. These will be overnighter trips and space will be extremely limited. We will be driving into the bottom this year and hiking up the drainage. Be prepared for long 6+ hours days, carrying your own food, water, and camping supplies, along with…

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4/13/19 Enchanted Hills Build Day

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
36th street trailhead, W 36th St
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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Help SDMB and Pima County NRPR complete a nearly 7-mile expansion of the trails in Tucson Mountain Park by volunteering at Enchanted Hills. Now that machine building and complete and the AmeriCorps NCCC team is finished, it’s time to start on the hand-built singletrack, which includes the climbing trail to the top of the Tech Trail, an intermediate trail below the stone house, and the loop trail on the east side of the site. Meet at the 36th St. Trailhead…

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4/7/2019 Enchanted Hills Build Day

April 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
36th street trailhead, W 36th St
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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Free

Help SDMB and Pima County NRPR complete a nearly 7-mile expansion of the trails in Tucson Mountain Park by volunteering at Enchanted Hills. Now that machine building and complete and the AmeriCorps NCCC team is finished, it’s time to start on the hand-built singletrack, which includes the climbing trail to the top of the Tech Trail, an intermediate trail below the stone house, and the loop trail on the east side of the site. Meet at the 36th St. Trailhead…

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Stewardship Training

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition in collaboration with the Friends of the Verde River is excited to announce a special hands-on experience that will introduce you to the concept of wilderness stewardship. Join us for this two-day event in Prescott National Forest's beautiful Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. You will learn about and discuss: • topics surrounding the history and laws governing Wilderness • the seven leave no trace principles • how to properly identify problems areas and execute maintenance • river monitoring…

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Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

East Tucson Weed Busters

March 30, 2019 @ 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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Habitat Work Buenos Aires NWR

March 29, 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 29, 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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Free

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 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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Free

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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Wednesday Weedwackers

March 27, 2019 @ 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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Volunteer Vacation on the Arizona Trail

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - March 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Arizona Trail Passage 2, Canelo Hills near Sonoita, AZ AZ 85637 + Google Map
$100

The Arizona National Scenic trail travels 800 miles across the state of Arizona between the Mexican border and Utah. It highlights the diversity of wild landscapes in Arizona from the iconic Sonoran desert to deep ponderosa forests. This project is taking place on the Coronado National Forest, in the Canelo Hills of southern Arizona. The Canelo Hills West passage of the trail is the second passage north of the border and crosses low, grassy hills between the Huachuca and Santa…

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Adopt-A-Roadway Clean-Up

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

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Weed-Free Trails Program, Saguaro National Park

March 23, 2019 @ 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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Coronado Foothills Weedwackers

March 16, 2019 @ 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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Habitat Work Buenos Aires NWR

March 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Habitat Work Buenos Aires NWR

March 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Arizona Trail – Saguaro National Park

March 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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Free

This project will focus on starting to clear brush and light tread repair on the Quilter Trail near the junction with Camino Loma Alta trail. Be prepared for hiking between 2 and 5 miles in addition to trail work. We will be meeting at the Rincon Vista Visitor Center and carpooling to the work location in park vehicles in order to access the trail more directly. Lunches from our supporters at Beyond Bread will be provided to those who RSVP…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Pima Community College West Campus

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

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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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Habitat Restoration

March 1, 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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February 2019

Habitat Restoration

February 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Free

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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Wednesday Weedwackers

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Weed-Free Trails Program, Saguaro National Park

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Free

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

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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Free

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 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Habitat Restoration

February 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Coronado Foothills Weedwackers

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Arizona Trail – Saguaro National Park

February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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Free

This project will focus on starting to clear brush and light tread repair on the Quilter Trail near the junction with Camino Loma Alta trail. Be prepared for hiking between 2 and 5 miles in addition to trail work. We will be meeting at the Rincon Vista Visitor Center and carpooling to the work location in park vehicles in order to access the trail more directly. Lunches from our supporters at Beyond Bread will be provided to those who RSVP…

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Cooper Center Tucson Mountain Park

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Cooper Center

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Pull

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Tortolita Mountains Weedwackers

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

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

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Habitat Restoration

February 8, 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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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

Save Our Saguaros Event: Trails End Neighborhood

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

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Tucson Mountain Park

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park 85743 + Google Map
Free

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

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

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

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

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SAVE OUR SAGUAROS – Desert Discovery Center/Pima County NRPR

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

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

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AZ Trail – Saguaro National Park

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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This project will focus on starting to clear brush and light tread repair on the Quilter Trail near the junction with Camino Loma Alta trail. Be prepared for hiking between 2 and 5 miles in addition to trail work. We will meet at the Rincon Vista Visitor Center and carpool to the work location in park vehicles in order to access the trail more directly. Lunches from our supporters at Beyond Bread will be provided to those who RSVP before…

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Weed-Free Trails Program, Saguaro National Park

January 26, 2019 @ 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

January 26, 2019 @ 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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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 – K20 Changemaker Campus

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

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AZT – Passage 5 Trail Maintenance

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Please join the Arizona Trail Association for a trail work event on Passage 5 in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains. We'll be meeting just off of Box Canyon Road and the Arizona Trail and hiking approximately half a mile to our work area. The plan is to repair some eroded trail and cut in new drains. Lunches will be provided for those who sign up. It's a great time to experience a beautiful piece of the Arizona Trail!

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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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Oracle Road Clean Up

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

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

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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

Solitude Monitoring Training: Superstition Wilderness

December 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Arizona Wilderness Coalition will be conducting a training day to teach volunteers how to conduct surveys for Opportunities for Solitude. Opportunities for Solitude is one of the criteria needed for an area to become designated Wilderness. Participants will learn how solitude monitoring affects wilderness, how to conduct monitoring sessions and how to sign up for individual monitoring dates in the Superstitions Wilderness. The event will consist of a morning instruction session (approximately 30 minutes) followed by a day hike…

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December Trail Day – Molino

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

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

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Trail Maintenance at Saguaro National Park

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The Rincon Mountains and Saguaro National Park are the southern jewels in the AZT crown - nowhere will you find a more spectacular piece of Sonoran desert. Amid the towering saguaros and white granite outcroppings are canyons where water still flows much of the year and hillsides that come alive with wildflowers. The Quilter Trail was completed in 2012 specifically for the Arizona National Scenic Trail, and its construction meets the highest National Park standards. Trail workers love to geek…

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Redington Pass Fall Clean-up

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

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

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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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#OptOutside/Bicicleteada

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Loop parking lot WEST of Desert Survivors Nursery, 1020 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, 85713 United States
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Pump them tires and grease up the chains, let’s ride for change as we take back the streets biking though our barrios. Bring the whole family on this bike ride. Health is wealth! If you are looking to escape the Black Friday madness, join LOT and partners on a bike ride through the South Side. We will be raffling off 2 REI gift cards! Echale aire a las llantas y engrasa las cadenas, vamos a buscar el cambio mientras recuperamos…

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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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Butterfly Trail Transformation Project #3

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

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

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AZNPS Field Trip

November 17, 2018
Free

Agave parryi patch field trip in Patagonia, Sonoita, Elgin. Saturday, November 17th. Please contact them directly for details

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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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Veterans Day Sunset Picnic and Hike

November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Join Latino Outdoors Tucson for a sunset picnic and a short hike to Signal Hill (Please meet at the Red Hills Visitor Center @4pm!) on Veterans Day for fee free park day at Saguaro National Park. Be sure to bring something warm to wear, a headlamp or flashlight, and your stories! We will provide blacklights for night time exploring. Don’t forget your lunch! Acompaña a Latino Outdoors Tucson para un picnic al atardecer y una corta caminata a Signal Hill…

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Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull: November

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. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE! TRIP SCHEDULE Plan to meet us at the designated meeting spot…

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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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Pusch Ridge Wilderness Volunteer Vacation

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 am - November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Free

The Arizona Trail Association has received a grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance to work on the Arizona Trail as it travels through the Pusch Ridge Wilderness in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. This is an area of unexpected isolation and beauty - only a short hike from the edge of Tucson, but a world away from the hub-bub of the city. This event includes 4 days of hard work, great people and amazing…

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Buscando Nuevos Mundos – Charla en Español

November 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Steward Observatory, 933 N Cherry Ave, # 204
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Charla sobre los recientes avances científicos para encontrar planteas alrededor de otras estrellas y su posible habitabilidad. Seguida por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Al finalizar la charla se llevaría a cabo una observación astronómica. Talk about recent scientific advances to find out about other stars and their possible habitability. Followed by a question and answer session. At the end of the talk an astronomical observation would be carried out.

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3rd Annual Pumpkin Smash

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

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Fishing Day

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Nogales Ranger District on the Coronado National Forest, along with Santa Cruz County Supervisor, Rudy Molera and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will host the 4th annual Family Fishing Day at Peña Blanca Lake on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers will be on hand to promote fishing opportunities at the lake. Fishing licenses are not required during the planned hours of the event. Children will receive raffle…

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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

Day of the Dead Celebration

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

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

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CASA’s Adopt a Crag 19

October 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Erosion control and cleanup at Windy Point

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Repair Damaged Desert at the Mason Center

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

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Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull

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

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

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A History of Carr House 1939 to the Present

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20th, for a presentation on the history of Carr House. Rosemary Snapp, Carr Canyon resident and historian for the Friends, has spent nearly 20 years researching the history of Carr Canyon and the many interesting people who have lived there. This program will focus on the builders of Carr House, Virginia Moson and Cicero Martin. Rosemary will trace the history of the house from 1939 to 1996,…

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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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Butterfly Trail Transformation Project 2

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

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

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Compassionate Coexistence with Wildlife

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

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

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October Trail Day Round Two – Prison Camp with REI

October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prison Camp prep continues 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 stupendous 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 on TORCA's Facebook page. We'll be meeting at the Molino/AZT parking lot at 9am. TORCA will…

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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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Squirrel Counting

September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018

It's that time again! Time to count squirrels! The survey begins at noon on the 24th at the Columbine Work Center in the Pinaleño Mountains. Limited cabin/floor space; bring your own tent/camping supplies. Kitchen/microwave available for cooking; must bring your own food. Additional items: daypack, water bottle(s), compass, GPS unit, flashlight or headlamp, sturdy hiking boots, warm hat and gloves and raingear. email tsnow@azgfd.gov if you plan on attending and you must be a Columbine at 7:00 am to receive…

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Trail Maintenance for Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder p/b REI

September 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Triangle Y Ranch Camp, 34434 S. Y Camp Rd, Oracle, Arizona 85623
Oracle, AZ 85623 United States
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No experience is needed to help with trail maintenance. Triangle Y Camp and SDMB will provide all of the tools and training. All you need to bring is work gloves, water/snacks, appropriate sun protection, and long pants/closed toe shoes. Participants should be comfortable performing mild physical labor in an outdoor environment. REI Tucson will have sweet swag and product giveaways too. All participants will be required to sign SDMB's activity waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must have a…

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September Trail Day Round 2 – Bug Spring

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

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

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Youth Stewardship Day

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

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

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Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic

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

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

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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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Youth Trail Build Day at McKenzie Ranch

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

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

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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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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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Novio Springs / Butterfly Trail Rehab

September 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Free

We are committed to rehabilitating the Butterfly Trail (part of the AZT wilderness bypass) near Tucson, and we need your help to do it! With support from our friends at Summit Hut and Mountain Hardwear, we are organizing a series of volunteer trail work projects to get some work done on a long-neglected segment of trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Just a short drive from Tucson, this beautiful area will make you feel like you're in British Columbia. This…

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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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CDO (Canada Del Oro) Trail Day

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

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

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

July 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
MSA Annex, 267 S Avenida Del Convento
Tucson, 85745 United States
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We're teaming up with a few of our favorite local business for a Social Night Ride and Pint Night! Join SDMB, Westbound, and Transit Cycles for an evening of bikes, beer, and cocktails! We'll be meeting at the new MSA Annex at 6:30, and will be riding by 7PM We'll work our way up to Starr Pass and do the "standard" loop (Rock Wren/Yetman/Sarasota/Little Cat, then exit via 36th St and back down to the Annex for post-ride bevees at…

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Green Mountain Trail Day

July 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
General Hitchcock Campground, E General Hitchcock Campground Rd
Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619 United States
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We will be working on brushing and tread work. Most likely have a crew through-hike to brush back the vegetation and a separate crew hike and out and back. This trail day is sponsored by Tucson Endurance Performance Center. Up for grabs is a $50 gift card! This will be a heavy hiking day so please bring/wear: Water Gloves Hat Eye Protection Close-toed shoes Suncreen TORCA will provide after work snacks, beverages and tools. Most importantly FUN! Meeting place is…

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North of Nightfall: Tucson Premier

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

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

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Trail Build Thursday @ McKenzie Ranch

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Trail Build Tuesday at McKenzie Ranch

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

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

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Pupfish Pond Installation in the Patagonia Mountains

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

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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Aspen Draw Trail Day

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

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

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Adopt a Crag & Trail Day at Marshall Gulch

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

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

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May 2018

Oracle Ridge Trail Event

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

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

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Pima Canyon Buffelgrass Pull

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

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

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

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

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

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

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

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

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Kentucky Camp Volunteer Day

May 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kentucky Camp Near Sonoita, AZ 85718 United States + Google Map
Free

Hello Friends, Our next volunteer day at Kentucky Camp is coming up this Friday, 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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Free

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

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April 2018

Sunday 4/29/18 McKenzie Ranch Build Day

April 29, 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! 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 Sunday, April 29. We have 2 $50 gift cards from Tucson Endurance Performance Center, a bag of coffee from Yellow Brick Coffee, and a growler fill from Catalina Brewing Company to give away, along with refreshments for after trail work. Directions are…

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Saturday 4/28/18 McKenzie Ranch Build Day

April 28, 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! 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, April 28. We have 2 $50 gift cards from Tucson Endurance Performance Center, a bag of coffee from Yellow Brick Coffee, and a growler fill from Catalina Brewing Company to give away, along with refreshments for after trail work. Directions are…

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Buffelgrass Pull – Pima Canyon

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

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

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

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

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

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Trail Building in the Santa Rita Mountains with REI

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

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

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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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Agave Volunteer Team! Science and bats need you!!

April 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
pin 100 School St, Patagonia, AZ 85624, United States, 100 School St
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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Free

The workshop will take place on Monday, 4/9/18 from 3pm-5pm at the Borderlands Restoration Network conference room of 100 School St. It will be a two hour workshop with the first hour (3-4pm) going over the project, and explaining the data entry. The second hour (4-5pm) will be out at Wildlife Corridors where we'll explain what an agave site will look like and how to record data on either the app or paper. Hope to see you there!

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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

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

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

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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

Saguaro National Park Cesar Chavez Fee Free Day

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

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

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3/25/17 Hohokam Trail Build Day

March 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AT: https://doodle.com/poll/ck9982fmhsq7pp34 We're finished with the first 6.5-mile loop at McKenzie Ranch, and now we're working on the first 3.4 miles of the Hohokam Trail to connect McKenzie to the Arizona Trail! The Sweco and mini-excavator have made their passes and we need volunteers for finish work to get the trial buffed and ready to go. Meet at the McKenzie Ranch TH at 8AM, and plan on working until noon. Plan on more than a…

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Micro Trail-work Days – Sometimes small is good.

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

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

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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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Free

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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AZT Passage 13 – Oracle

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

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

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Micro Trail-work Days – Sometimes small is good.

March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

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

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3/17/18 Hohokam Trail Build Day

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

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

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3/11/17 Hohokam Trail Build Day

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

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

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Coronado National Forest Family Day

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

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

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Micro Trail-work Days – Sometimes small is good.

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

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

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March Trail Day 50yr Sponsored by REI

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

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Kentucky Camp Volunteer Day

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

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

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Water New Native Plants in Bear Canyon

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

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

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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 Buffelgrass Month: It continues!

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

Join us as we continue Beat Back Buffelgrass Month with a day trip in Bear Canyon! We have been working to eradicate fountain grass and buffelgrass from this beautiful area for several years now; steadily working our way up the canyon. We have been doing a great job, but the canyon is long, and we have a lot of ground to cover in our fight against these invasive grasses.

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50-Year Work Day

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

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

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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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Bolts & Brews

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

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

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Beat Back Buffelgrass Month: It Begins!

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

Join us in Bear Canyon as we kick off not a day, not a week, but a whole month of beating back buffelgrass and fountain grass! We have been working to eradicate fountain grass and buffelgrass from this beautiful area for several years now; steadily working our way up the canyon. We have been doing a great job, but the canyon is long, and we have a lot of ground to cover in our fight against these invasive grasses. We…

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December 2017

Redington Pass Fall Cleanup

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

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

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November 2017

Oracle Work Event

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

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

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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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Trail Talks: History of the Arizona Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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Noche del Espiritu Jaguar

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

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

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October 2017

Oracle Ridge Trail Day

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

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

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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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