All-School Buffelgrass Removal Day

On Thursday, December 20th, Sky Islands students and teachers came together as a community to remove invasive buffelgrass and other non-native grasses from around the school campus. Buffelgrass, which is originally from East Africa, is a major threat to our desert environment as it outcompetes native plant species and encourages widespread and very hot fires, which our indigenous vegetation is not adapted to. After a morning of hard work, we removed 358.6 lbs of buffelgrass and a total of 583.8lbs of invasive grasses altogether from the Sky Islands Campus!