On January 24th, 26 amazing volunteers joined us at Catalina State Park to spend the morning removing buffelgrass. We tackled a challenging slope that was infested with this invasive grass. Buffelgrass is a major fire hazard to our Sonoran Desert ecosystem and can destroy the landscape if left untreated. The Coalition proudly took part in Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, which is organized by the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center. After a morning of work, we made a notable and impressive impact on the amount of buffelgrass on the slope. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who accomplished this! Buffelgrass removal at this site will be an ongoing process with monitoring and more pull days. Stay tuned for more buffelgrass removal volunteer opportunities!