[Southern_AZ_MWS] Tucson - Volunteers needed for Arundo Removal -
11/2 & 11/9
candicer at cals.arizona.edu
Mon Oct 6 10:29:29 MST 2008
We are recruiting volunteers to help with a major invasive species removal
effort in Sabino Canyon. Please see details below:
The U.S. Forest Service is planning a major effort to control Giant Reed
Grass (Arundo donax) in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area this fall. The stands
of Giant Reed Grass, frequently mistaken for bamboo, are those towering
20-foot-tall canes that are quickly spreading up and down the creek bed.
Giant Reed Grass is an invasive plant from Eurasia and one of the
fast-growing land plants in the world. It is crowding out Sabino Creek's
native plants, displacing the food and shelter native wildlife need. It is
also altering the stream flow and damaging habitat for native aquatic
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area volunteers needed. Sun., Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, 8
a.m.-12 p.m., volunteers to help cut and dig out the invasive plant Giant
Reed (Arundo donax) from creek sides. Tools provided, but wear boots, hat,
long-sleeve shirt and long pants. Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitor Center.
Contact Kendall 971-2385, or email <mailto:tucson.arundo at gmail.com>
tucson.arundo at gmail.com. More information at
Thanks for your help & support!
Arizona Master Watershed Steward Program
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Water Resources Research Center
350 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
office: 520.792.9591 x.24
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