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National Parks Store: Preserving the Sonoran Desert—Buffelgrass, Resilient Landscapes, and You

Presented by Erin Sol Willett


Buffelgrass: it may seem a harmless plant, but it is a pervasive and quickly spreading hazard to our native plants and the ecosystem of our Sonoran Desert.

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Buffelgrass was introduced to the United States as livestock forage in the 1930s. While it has taken decades to flourish, the plant now threatens the seeding ground and water source of native plants. In fact, it is difficult to travel through southern Arizona without sight of the grass on highways and in wilderness areas alike.

In this talk delivered by Erin Sol Willet of Tucson Clean and Beautiful, you will learn about updated efforts underway to protect our unique ecosystem, and our homes, from invasive buffelgrass.

Talks at 12 noon and 2 PM.



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Event Tags: Arizona, buffelgrass, free, invasive species, presentation, Sonoran Desert, Tucson, Tucson Clean & Beautiful

Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free

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