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October 2021

EcoQuestions: Grass Identification with Liz Makings

October 21, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hear from Liz Makings, the Collections Manger of the Arizona State University Herbarium. Grass identification can be notoriously difficult, and Liz is known as the go-to person for grasses in our area. Join us to learn the basics of grass ID!

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Superstition Mountain Grass Removal

October 23, 2021 @ 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Friends of the Tonto National Forest to remove non-native fountain & buffel grasses from Lost Dutchman State Park, as part of the Desert Defenders program.

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October EcoQuest: Gander at Grasses

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

For the month of October join the EcoQuest to find and map fountain grass (Cenchrus setaceus) and native grass alternatives.

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November 2021

November EcoQuest: Peek at Pistache

November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

For the month of November find and map as many pistache (Pistacia spp.) trees as possible. Did you know pistache trees have been recorded in metro Phoenix since 1963?

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December 2021

Superstition Mountain Grass Removal

December 11, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Friends of the Tonto National Forest to remove non-native fountain & buffel grasses from Lost Dutchman State Park. This will be the last removal event of the year!

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EcoQuestions: Sana Sana Foods

December 15, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join this EcoQuestions to meet Chef Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods. She is a classically trained cook, born and raised in Phoenix. Maria believes ancestral plants and food medicine are a key to healing.

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Central/South Phoenix Community Event

December 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us and other partners for this exiting event with food, raffles and exciting activities where we co-create and envision a resilient and healthy community in Central/South Phoenix.

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January 2022

Desert Defenders

January 10 @ 12:00 AM - April 20 @ 11:30 PM

Help us map and remove the top invasive plant species of concern for Central Arizona with partner, Maricopa County Parks. Join the upcoming spring training or one of the spring removal events at one of your closest parks or preserves.

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6th Annual Winterfest / Bookfest

January 29 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the Black Canyon Heritage Park and many partners for their annual celebrations the WinterFest and BookFest.

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