Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Grant

Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team leader clears blackberry & ivy from a forest on campus.

The PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team has been awarded $5,000 from the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services! This one-year grant will support the Team's restoration efforts of Sylvania's North and South Upper Ball Creeks, Upper Red Rock Creek and Sylvania Natural Area Park (SNAP). The Team, working with the Sylvania Grounds crew, PCC students and staff, and community volunteers, will carry on its work removing invasive species, planting NW native plants, and stabilizing creek beds. The Team will continue their experimental placement of mini bio-swales to reduce stream flow and rebuild the natural streambed.  Also this year, the Team will be starting an herbaceous propagation program, using the new PCC Sylvania Biology Department greenhouse.

For further information, contact April Fong, Biology Instructor and co-leader of the Habitat Team with John Gwaltney-Beaumont of the PCC Grounds Department.