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Buffel Grass

What’s on the Streets of Apache Junction??


Join Friends of the Tonto for a half-day of mapping invasive grasses in the town of Apache Junction!


Don’t know how? That’s ok, we’ll help you load a FREE mapping app onto your phone.


Not familiar with what fountain grass and buffel grass look like? Don’t worry, you’ll be identifying them like a champ by mid-morning!


Bring water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and your smart phone.


We’re meeting at the Town of Apache Junction Public Works office Saturday morning, April 14, at 8:00 AM. The address is 575 E. Baseline. One mile south of Hwy 60, between Idaho and Tomahawk Roads.


Shane Kiesow, Public Works Director, will talk briefly about the project and why it’s so important to the town and to the Tonto National Forest!


We’ll use the wi-fi at his office to load the "Collector for ArcGis" app (or you can do that ahead of time), then we’ll head out. We’ll pair up new mappers with experienced ones.


We’ll be working mostly on the east side of Apache Junction, winding it up about noon. Afterward, we’ll buy your lunch at the local Subway.

Fountain Grass

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Friends of the Tonto National Forest  4022 E. Greenway Road  Suite 11 Box 348  Phoenix, AZ  85032