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 helping to remove Arundo at this workshop, you’ll be helping to restore groundwater levels and surface flow in the Tanque Verde Creek.
Since this effort began in 2021, volunteers led by Jim Washburne, wmG’s Senior Project Specialist and Arudo eradication expert have removed over 20,000 pounds – more than 10 tons – of Arundo from Tanque Verde Creek and we look forward to removing more with your help!
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. We are working around an area that has recently seen a return of extended, seasonal flows!
This event is organized through WMG’s River Run Network. If you are not yet a member, we will add you to the River Run Network (RRN) when you register for this event. RRN membership is free and gives you access to a variety of virtual, dispersed, and physically distanced events including creek walks, restoration activities, river clean-ups, and free educational workshops.