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January 2021

Desert Defender January Removals

January 21 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Desert Defender program on January 21 for a removal event at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Register today and help protect our open spaces!

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Speaker Series: A Study of Stinknet

January 26 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join our first speaker series of 2021 with Michael Chamberland from the Maricopa Cooperative Extension Office as we explore this noxious weed. Participate to get updates on our current understanding of stinknet, including fire effects during 2020 and potential treatment options for residents!

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January EcoQuest: Seize the Cheese

January 31 @ 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Find and map as many cheeseweed plants (Malva Parviflora) as possible. An ambiguous leafy green plant, cheeseweed can be found all over metro Phoenix. Growing in January help find this naturalized “weed” with both uses and drawbacks.

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Black Canyon Heritage Park Silent Auction

January 31 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The fifth annual WinterFest/BookFest at Black Canyon Heritage Park has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns.

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February 2021

Desert Defender February Removals

February 28 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join the Desert Defender program for one of the February removal events occurring at various Maricopa County regional parks. These pulling events will focus on manually removing invasive plants of concern.

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May 2021

Stinknet – Desert Defenders

May 1 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Help us find and map as much Stinknet (Oncosiphon piluliferum) as possible using iNaturalist. This plant has spread aggressively both in urban and open spaces. We need you help! Join the Stinknet - Desert Defenders project.

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