Report for Weekend of August 8-10 Buffelgrass Event

Written by admin, August 11, 2014

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

Here are the details:

Thanks to all who were able to participate in this month’s buffelgrass event. It was prime spray season, and we devoted 15 hours and 14 gallons of spray to our open spaces over the weekend. There were also three bags of a combination of trash and buffelgrass that were pulled.

Sections one and four were scouted and treated. In addition, there was touch up work along Sycamore Leaf and around the back of houses in Pepper Viner, where there is stubborn, small regrowth. We also completed perimeter work along the Saguaro Loop trail behind the fence in section 1 and along Camino del Toro and Harrison Road along the perimeter of our community.

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Buffelgrass Control Event August 9

Written by admin, August 6, 2014

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

Here are the details:

Monsoon is in full swing and we are LOVING the green! And with the green, comes the opportunity to clearly identify and control new buffelgrass growth in our community! For those who are new to the community, check out this website to learn more about why buffelgrass is a problem for us here in southeastern Arizona:
www.buffelgrass.org
If you want to learn more about how you can make a difference in Sycamore Canyon, mark the date and come on out!

When: Saturday, August 9

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July 12th Buffelgrass Report

Written by admin, July 13, 2014

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

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Thanks to all team members for a GREAT job! We scouted at least a third of our community. Reports are still coming in. At present we have the following to report:

1. 5 people for 2 1/2 hours each – total of 10 hours.
2. Two half bags of bg

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Saturday April 12 Buffelgrass Event

Written by admin, April 8, 2014

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

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Spring is in full bloom at Sycamore Canyon! How lucky we are to live in the beautiful Sonoran Desert and in a community that was planned to have so much open space!

Our trails are part of Sycamore Canyon Foundation, the non-profit adjunct to our community, which is entrusted with maintaining the quality of our open spaces. The Buffelgrass Brigade is a volunteer group that works with the Foundation to control buffelgrass outbreaks on the trails and open spaces around our community. Seasonally, we walk the trails and locate/remove buffelgrass, especially in areas where it was previously sited and removed. As we walk, we pick up trash to help beautify the trails for the enjoyment of the whole community. (Go to www.buffelgrass.org to find out more about this invasive species.)

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Results of Buffelgrass Event March 8th

Written by admin, March 11, 2014

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

Results:

Hi All,

We had five participants yesterday, including a mother and son, who is a scout gaining community service hours. We met at the pool parking lot and decided to start one team right across the street on the steep slope that runs from the firehouse to the Pepper Viner gate on the border of section 8 along Rustling Leaf. We have had problems with this slope in the past. Three of us ended up spending an hour and a half pulling small plants with seedheads all along the slope. They were typical of BG that has been mowed and then comes back as dense, small regrowth. Thanks to the rain last week, were able to get them out with relative ease. We also scouted the desert behind the small residential loop in section 9 – finding one large plant with seedheads.

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