If so, this website was built for you. Its purpose is to provide facts and photos that will help residents of northern Arizona identify and control the invasive plants most likely to be found in their yards and neighborhoods. Even if these invasive plants are not in your yard today, they are still a threat to your property if they are already growing along a nearby road, in an adjacent field or forest, or on your neighbor’s property.
The mission of the Coconino Master Gardener Program is to support the University of Arizona by providing researched-based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public. The program creates a corps of well-informed volunteers, and delivers quality horticultural education programs adapted to our regional high elevation environment. The mission of the association is to provide support for those volunteers and Master Gardener graduates, continuing education, and opportunities to participate in community programs that increase the visibility and participation in the Master Gardener Program.
Northern Arizona University, Deaver Herbarium
We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help mount pressed specimens for the permanent collection. No experience necessary, training will be provided. No reply needed, just show up and join a fun group.
Work sessions will take place every first and third Thursday of the month at 1:30 to 3:30pm in the Deaver herbarium in the Biological Sciences Bldg on 617 S, Beaver Street. The herbarium is located in room 314 on the south side of the third floor.
Parking near the NAU campus is very difficult, but the Mountain Line #10 bus stops right in front of the building. For more information visit the Deaver website or contact session organizers Gisela Kluwin or Vera Markgraf.
Museum of Northern Arizona
The Museum of Northern Arizona is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist in the curation of herbarium specimens including identifying specimens, mounting pressed specimens, filing pressed specimens into the herbarium, and georeferencing specimens. The Museum is also looking for volunteers to help plant, weed, and prune the native plants in the Colton Research Garden, at the Colton House, and around the Museum grounds. For more information, please contact Museum botanist, Kirstin Phillips.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Our Southwest Butterfly House is open Wednesday-Monday from 10:00-4:00. We are looking for volunteers to assist staff on weekends Shifts are 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00. Training and resoures are provided. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-774-1442 ext. 127.
Grow Flagstaff Seed Library
The Grow Flagstaff Seed Library is looking for volunteers to help create seed packets to add to the growing seed library. For more information, please contact Jackee Alston.
Plant Atlas Project of Arizona
There are several plant ongoing plant atlas projects in northern Arizona. The Plant Atlas Project of Arizona (PAPAZ) is a statewide partnership between the Arizona Native Plant Society, Grand Canyon Trust, Desert Botanical Garden, Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the U.S. Forest Service to document the diversity and distribution of Arizona’s flora. For more information, see the Plant Atlas Project website or contact Kirstin Phillips.
Weed Warrior Activities
The AZNPS Flagstaff Chapter
will join forces with the Grand Canyon Trust, Master Gardeners, and other local
organizations to tackle the enormous weed problem along Fort Valley Road
between the Fire Station, Trust's headquarters, Pioneer Museum and the Museum
of Northern Arizona.
plant species tend to be aggressive, to outcompete native plants for resources
and space, and to decrease biodiversity. Diffuse Knapweed, Kochia, Bull Thistle
(below), Cheatgrass and many other species are
present throughout our project focus area. Together we can work to remove them
and increase the chances for native grasses and flowers to flourish. There has
already been major improvement at the Pioneer Museum, and native species are
filling in among the native grasses. However, there is still more work to do.
Details about these projects are on the Grand Canyon Trust's website. Please come out and join
local weed warriors and plant enthusiasts for one or all three workdays of weed
removal, exercise, and fun. Please contact Dorothy Lamm with questions or just
register at the website. See you there.