/ Modified sep 9, 2016 7:36 a.m.

Saguaro Park Seeking Help with Buffelgrass Removal

The invasive, non-native plant spreads quickly in the Sonoran Desert.

Buffelgrass 2 - Spotlight Stock Buffelgrass at Saguaro National Park East (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

Saguaro National Park East is asking for volunteers to help remove buffelgrass this Saturday.

Buffelgrass is an invasive, non-native plant that spreads quickly in the Sonoran Desert. It’s a significant fire threat.

Volunteers should bring water and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long pants and a hat. The park will provide tools and work gloves, as needed.

The group will gather at the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, at 7 a.m. Work is expected to wrap up by noon.

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