Tanque Verde Arundo Removal


8:30 a.m., Jan. 7, 2023

Join our community effort to restore Tanque Verde Creek! WMG’s River Run Network is excited to tackle the removal of an invasive species, Arundo donax (giant reed), from along Tanque Verde Creek in east Tucson. Arundo is harmful because it drinks up to 3-4 times as much water as native desert plants, crowds out native species and habitat, and increases the risk of flooding and wildfire. By removing Arundo, the River Run Network is helping to restore groundwater levels and surface flow in the Tanque Verde. In late 2023, we will also begin phase two of this project: replanting native riparian trees and shrubs in many of the areas we have removed Arundo.

Come work with WMG staff and other River Run Network volunteers in a beautiful riparian area to remove this invasive species and contribute to the restoration of surface flows and the riparian forest. All of these workshops are outside and including rough terrain. You will be walking and working in sandy, rocky, possibly wet soils, and navigating through riparian environments as well as using tools and moving heavy Arundo stalks.

More info and register: https://watershedmg.org/event/river-run-network-restoration-workshop-ta…