Buffelgrass Brigade

Buffelgrass Control Event April 16 & 23

Buffelgrass Control Event April 16 & 23 - Posted April 13, 2016

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade

Saturday, April 16th is our next scheduled Buffelgrass Control date. No pulling is needed, just walking and identification. We are also conducting an informal event the following Saturday, April 23rd because the weather is good for scouting and we have several core group members that are available on each of those dates.


Final Buffelgrass Control Event for 2015

Final Buffelgrass Control Event for 2015 - Posted November 16, 2015

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade – FINAL EVENT FOR 2015

This Saturday will be the last Buffelgrass control event for 2015.  Last month we discovered a large new infestation in the Sombra estates.  It is now on the control list for the HOA herbicide specialists.   You can make a difference in your community.  Come out and scout a trail!

When: Saturday, November 21st.
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where:  Meet at the pool parking lot.
Bring:  Long pants, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, water.

Plan:  Depending on ability, skills and preference: scout, pull


Buffelgrass Control Event Results April 25

Buffelgrass Control Event Results April 25 - Posted April 28, 2015

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Results

Our Saturday Buffelgrass control event received an enthusiastic contribution by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from the University of Arizona.  The Group helped up pull 5 bags of buffelgrass and provided us with “food for the soul” in their enthusiastic willingness to give!  Part of the mission statement of their sorority is giving back to the environment.  They truly lived up to their mission by encouraging our efforts here at Sycamore Canyon to maintain the environmental integrity of our open spaces!  Thank you Alpha Kappa Alpha!

Great Helpers!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help,


Buffelgrass Control Event March 28th

Buffelgrass Control Event March 28th - Posted March 23, 2015

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Announcement

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade

The weather is perfect for being outdoors and the time is right for pulling emerging buffelgrass on our trails after the winter rains!  Here’s the plan for the buffelgrass event this month:

Date and Time:  March 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Place:  Sycamore Canyon Pool Parking Lot

Bring:  Water, sunscreen, closed toed shoes, long pants, work gloves

Optional:  Hat, long sleeved shirt, snacks, SMALL picks (easy to carry on trails)/

See you Saturday!  As always, an RSVP helps planning.

Lia Lavallee

Volunteer Coordinator


Buffelgrass Control Event Results February 28th

Buffelgrass Control Event Results February 28th - Posted March 16, 2015

Sycamore Canyon Buffelgrass Brigade Results

A total of 9 bags of buffelgrass Saturday!

We had 14 participants, including 6 cub scouts (Cub Pack 0770 American Legion 109) and four parents.  We spent a total of 28 hours of volunteer time for this event.

Thank you to everyone who came out to help,

Cub Scouts Help Pull Buffelgrass in Sycamore Canyon

Lia Lavallee

Volunteer Coordinator

Buffelgrass Brigade

820-5302 or lia.lavallee@gmail.com