10th Annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day
The 10th Annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day took place on Jan. 21, 2017, though many projects were postponed to late January and February dates due to weather.
Buffelgrass is an invasive plant that has spread throughout southern Arizona and poses a threat to both desert plants and wildlife as well as surrounding structures due to the flammable nature of bufflegrass.
In order to prevent the loss of property values, homes or other buildings, and our natural desert environment, an annual coordinated volunteer event is scheduled to remove buffelgrass across the region.
To volunteer, please click here.
Volunteer events are held across the region on Beat Back Buffelgrass Day. More information about specific events and event coordination is available on the registration page.
When removing buffelgrass, take reasonable precautions to ensure your safety (and those working with you). Use gloves, wear boots, long pants and be aware of common hazards found in natural areas. Buffelgrass removal along roadsides should not be conducted except through the guidance of the agency responsible for the roadway. Buffelgrass removal should only be conducted on private property with the express permission of the landowner. Removal of buffelgrass requires physical exertion, and volunteers should consider their medical condition before participating.