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Catalina State Park

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11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
(520) 665-8464 https://azstateparks.com/catalina/

April 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park – CANCELLED

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

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March 2020

Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

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

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February 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park

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

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January 2020

Buffelgrass Removal Catalina State Park

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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If you are like me, you have been busy, busy, busy over the last couple of weeks. Maybe you have been skipping the gym, sitting on airplanes, or eating just a little too much. All of the hustle and bustle will be over by Jan. 4th, and you can start with those New Year’s resolutions- de-stress, exercise more, and get outdoors! Put our next buffelgrass removal event on your calendar now. What: Dig out invasive Buffelgrass near the 50 Year…

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December 2019

Buffelgrass Removal on 50 Year Trail

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737 United States
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It is cooling down and is a perfect time to come out to the Park, admire the views, and work together with people like you who want to Save Our Saguaros from dangerous, invasive, flammable buffelgrass. We supply the gloves, tools and instruction. You get into the park for free! Where: Equestrian Center parking lot (park on left side by horse corrals, meet at picnic tables) What: Dig Buffelgrass near the 50 Year Trail. We will hike approximately 35 minutes…

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November 2019

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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April 2019

Catalina State Park Buffel Slayers

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

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

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

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

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January 2019

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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November 2018

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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