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Community Programs

Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass “PULLS," help in the removal of Invasive Grasses. 

Volunteers are needed to help cut and dig out these invasive grasses. 

  • OV Buffel Busters work hard during the year to remove buffelgrass in open areas and right of ways throughout the Town. From June through September we take a summer break.
  • Volunteers are needed from 7 - 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted.  (Please come at your convenience between this time).
  • There will be a 5 - 10 minute safety briefing and information about the grasses starting at 7 a.m. prior to the “PULL.”
  • Tools & bags are provided, but wear sturdy boots, hat, work gloves, long-sleeve shirts, long pants and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. If you have shovels and bars please bring them with you.

Please keep in mind students 13 years and under must have their parent or legal guardian present with them during the pull and they must sign the Town's “Hold Harmless Waiver" form. Students 14-17 years of age must have a signed “Hold Harmless Waiver" form by their parent or guardian prior to the pull and bring it with them.

Quicklinks:   Buffelgrass.org   |   Arizona Native Plant Society   |   Become an OV Buffel Buster Volunteer

To learn more details or if interested in becoming an OV Buffel Buster volunteer, please contact or Karn Boyce at 229-5024, or visit our calendar to view the monthly pull areas.

Adopt-A-Wash
The Adopt-A-Wash program was established to help keep Oro Valley washes - like Canada del Oro Wash - running freely and cleanly throughout the year. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as part of ADEQ's implementation of requirements for communities with less than 100,000 residents to improve the quality of stormwater runoff.

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