January 27th marks the beginning of a month long series of volunteer events to combat invasive plant species that are threatening our beloved saguaros. The main villain is buffelgrass, an invasive grass species that has established a strong foothold in the Tucson Basin. Buffelgrass outcompetes saguaros for space, nutrients and water. It also poses a serious fire risk both in the desert and in our city. Volunteer events will be held across the region from January 27th through March 4th. Can you spare a couple of hours to save a few saguaros or reduce the risk of catastrophic fire to our community? If interested in volunteering to pull up some buffelgrass, Sign Up to Volunteer and you’ll be taken to a list of pulls across the region. If you’d like to host a buffelgrass pull in your own neighborhood, your favorite park, or elsewhere, Register a Site, and it will be added to our list of sites for volunteers to choose from.