Sustainability Map

Negronne Fig
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
ficus carica
Mango Pawpaw
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
asimina tribola
Jewel Black Raspberry
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
rubus idaeus
Jewel Black Raspberry
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
rubus idaeus
Sunflower Papaw
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
asimina triloba
Compact Stella Sweet Cherry
Location description: South of CHAX West campus
prunus avium
Smyryna Fruiting Quince
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
cydonia oblonga
Li Jujube
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
ziziphus jujuba
Eta(pollinator) Filbert
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
coryus avallena
Jefferson Fillbert
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
coryus avallena
Asian Pear 3-i-1
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
Twentieth Century, Shinsiki, Husui; pyrus prrifolia
Red Star Cornelian Cherry
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
cornus mas
Elegant Cornelian Cherry
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
cornus mas
Apple 3-in-1
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
McIntosh, Red Delicious, Granny Smith; malus ssp.
4-in-1 European Pear
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
Kieffer(improved, Fan-Stil, Orient, Monterrey; pyrus communis
Yamhill Filbert
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
coryus avellana
Jefferson Filbert
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
coryus avellana
Yamhill Filbert
Location description: Field east of west campus parking lot
coryus avellana
Sweet Scarlet™ Goumi
Location description: East side of Mt. Tabor Hall
elaeagnus multiflora
Red Gem™ Goumi
Location description: East side of Mt Tabor Hall
elaeagnus multiflora
Blue Hokkaido™ Honey Berry
Location description: Edge of Campus, Southeast parking lot
locinera caerulea
Blue Pacific™ Honey Berry
Location description: Edge of campus, Southeast side of main parking lot
linicera caerulea
Santa Rosa Japanese Plum
Location description: East side of the Library
prunus salicina
Jewel Black Raspberry
Location description: West side of SCOM
rubus idaeus
Jewel Black Raspberry
Location description: West side of SCOM
rubus idaeus
Blue Crop Blueberry
Location description: West side of Mt.Tabor Hall
viccinium corymbosum
Blue Crop Blueberry
Location description: West side of Mt. Tabor Hall
viccinium corymbosum
Chandler Blueberry
Location description: West side of Mt. Tabor Hall
viccinium corymbosum
Liberty Blueberry
Location description: West side of Mt. Tabor Hall
vaccinium corymbosum
Liberty Blueberry
Location description: West side of Mt. Tabor Hall
vaccinium corymbosum
Santa Rosa Japanese Plum
Location description: East Side of the Library
prunus salicina
Jewel Black Raspberry
Location description: North side of Library
rubus idaeus
Crimson Star™ Goji
Location description: East side of Mt. Tabor Hall
licium barbarum
Chandler Blueberry
Location description: East Side of Mt. Tabor Hall
vaccinium corymbosum
Duke Blueberry
Location description: East side Mt Tabor Hall
Vaccinium corymbosum
Shade's Apple Tree
Location description: South of parking lot 10, north of parking lot 9
SB
Andrew's Tree
Location description: South of the HT Building, just west of the restrooms, in the HT/CC courtyard
AC
Madeline's Tree
Location description: At the main college entrance, about 15 yards east of the crosswalk.
MP
Jon's Western Red Cedar
Location description: south of the CT building, but north of the PAC
jb
Oliver's Tree
Location description: east of the CSB building, but west of Parking Lot 5
oliver
Sophia's Tree
Location description: North of CT building, southeast of biology greenhouse
Petra's Tree
Location description: west of the CC Building
Angel's tree
Location description: at top of the big staircase below G street
Caleb's tree
Location description: southeast corner of the PAC, above the staircase in the rocks
Taylor's Pacific Madrone
Location description: above the new drainage thing
Lily's tree
Location description: Tree is between the HT and CT buildings and actually two trees are within the fenced in play area.
Rachel's tree
Location description: In PAC courtyard, south of the CT building, west of the PAC.
Lauren's tree
Location description: west side of the library
Grayson's Maple tree
Location description: west of the cafeteria in the CC building, east of the sitting rock
GBP
Luke's tree
Location description: west of northwest corner of the SS building
lh
Natalie's Magnolia
Location description: southeast of the SS building
Barbara's Tree
Location description: southeast side of the SS building
bb
Tri-Colored Beech
Location description: south of the CT building and north of the PAC, across from watershed mural
jd
Giant Sequoia
Location description: east of the csb
rg
Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana)
Location description: west of the heating plant building
Val's tree
Rochelle's tree
Location description: within parking lot 10
rl
Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)
Location description: southeast of CSB, north of footpath to Mountain Park
Allison's Tree
Derek's Tree
Location description: southeast of the CSB building, southwest of the entrance to the facilities boneyard
dh
Courtney's Birch
Location description: southeast side of the library
Shalina's Tree
Location description: west of the HT building (the entrance that leads to the locker rooms)
sm
Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Location description: east of the staircase between the PAC and library
Kristine Hopkins
Holly's Tree
Location description: south of the southwest corner of the CT building
hc
Eniko's Pacific Dogwood
Location description: northeast side of parking lot 11
EB
Kristin's tree
Location description: west of parking lot 1, east side of practice field
ka
Monkey Puzzle Tree
Location description: north of the daily permit dispenser, east of parking lot 9
Jessie's tree
Kelly's Tree
Location description: South east corner of the HT building stairwell
KH
Kathy's Cherry Tree
Location description: North of the NE corner of the CC building
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Location description: In courtyard south of CT and north of the PAC
rj
Solar Powered Irrigation
Location description:
The irrigation in the Learning Garden is powered by a small solar array on the top of the red cobb shed.
Hoop House Raised Beds
Location description:
We are growing produce for the farm stand in raised beds within a hoop house.
Hydroponics System
Location description:
We are growing food crops in mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
Worm Bin Composter
Location description:
The Rock Creek worms are fed by coffee grounds and food stuffs from the cafeteria! The end product organic fertilizer is used in the Organic Garden.

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Rocket Composter
Location description:
The Rocket Composter is our onsite, accelerated, post-consumer. It is the fourth of its kind in the United States. There are four stages of heating; one 160 °F, one 110, one 80 and one 60. Inside the machine is an actual auger that turns every hour. Every five days we are able to harvest a rich compost. This compost is used by the Rock Creek Grounds department. This is accelerated composting, running on merely 12 Kilowatts of power every week.

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Water Refill Station
Location description:
Rocket Composter
Location description: Northwest side of building 3
Food waste from the cafeteria is turned into compost in our Rocket composter

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RC Learning Garden
Location description: RC Learning Garden south of Building 9
3.6 acre garden that provides food for the RC cafeteria

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Parking Forest
Location description: West side parking lot 10
Lot 10 was de-paved with out losing any parking space to catch storm run off.

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Traditional Dye Plants in the Learning Center
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 14
Within the Learning Garden, madder is being cultivated from which dyes will be extracted and used for coloring items such as silk flags and recycled paper. Weld and indigo are other dye plants planned for next year.

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Cobb Salmon in the Learning Garden
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 14.
As part of the Village Building Convergence Project 2010, PCC Sylvania and Master Builder Bernard Masterson built the Cobb Salmon Bench in the Learning Garden.

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Rain Garden Near the Learning Center
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 14.
Rain gardens handle rainwater that flows from building rooftops and hard surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete. Currently, PCC Sylvania has two rain gardens and more are planned.

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Rain Garden Near Parking Lot 5
Location description: Sylvania Campus, East Side of the South Entrance to Parking Lot 5.
Rain Gardens are a practical way of handling rainwater that runs off of building rooftops and hard surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete. Currently, PCC Sylvania has two rain gardens and more are planned. One garden is on the north end of campus near the soccer field's north goalpost that is intended to catch water coming off the roof covering the Salmon Cobb Bench in the Learning Garden. The other is on the south end of campus where the sideway that passes the bus stops intersects with G Street, and is intended to catch water from the surrounding area.

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Learning Garden
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lots 13 & 14.
Various academic classes and the Environmental Center have worked together to create the Learning Garden, which provides a place where students apply what they are learning in class to real life applications.

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Wildflower Display Garden
Location description: Sylvania Campus, East Side of the PAC Building.
Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. Native plants, adapted to the local area, require less water, fertilizer, and maintenance than traditional garden plants.

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Wind Turbine
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 5
The wind turbine can be lowered so that students in the Electronic Engineering Technology program's renewable energy systems option certificate can practice working on its electronics.

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Watershed Mural
Location description: Sylvania Campus, North Side of the PAC Building.
Working with Green Initiative Funds, painter Ryan Pierce and a team of PCC art students collaborated over the summer of 2011 on a mural which directly addresses the surface runoff problem from the Sylvania infrastructure and its long-term effects on the Tualatin River watershed.

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Vermiculture bins in the Worm Villa
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 13.
Earthworms are used to compost by adding pre-consumer cafeteria food wastes and Learning Garden debris.

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Solar Roof on Straw Bale House
Location description: Sylvania Campus, Directly North of the Straw Bale House.
Two systems of photovoltaic panels were added to the Straw Bale House for automated data collection of wall moisture readings and lighting.

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Straw Bale House
Location description: Sylvania Campus, South of the CSB Building.
This Straw Bale House was built to explore the feasibility of using straw bale construction in the wet climates of the Pacific Northwest.

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Native Wildflower Propagation Park Area
Location description: Sylvania Campus, Between Parking Lots 11 & 13.
The Propagation Area is used to cultivate native herbaceous plants, such that small seedlings or resulting seeds can be used in our restoration projects.

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HT Fuel Cell Observation Site
Location description: Sylvania Campus, Southwest Side of the HT Building
The twin fuel cells provide power to Sylvania's Health Technology Building and heat the building's swimming pool.

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Worm Villa
Location description: Sylvania Campus, West of Parking Lot 13.
Along with an extensive water catchment system, volunteers used different building techniques, including straw clay, cob, and cord wood construction, to create a beautiful, sustainable structure that houses the vermiculture bins.

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Water Bottle Filling Station (TCB)
Location description: Inside the bottom floor of the TCB building.
ASPCC sustainability fees paid for the installation of the much requested water bottle filling stations. People can now fill reusable water bottles.

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Water Bottle Filling Station (CC)
Location description: Within the CC building, inside the cafeteria entrance to the left.
ASPCC sustainability fees paid for the installation of the much requested water bottle filling stations. People can now fill reusable water bottles.

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Water Bottle Filing Station (HT)
Location description: 1st floor of the HT building.
ASPCC sustainability fees paid for the installation of the much requested water bottle filling stations. People can now fill reusable water bottles.

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Stormwater Planter
Location description: West of the HT building.
Curb cuts allow water flowing from the road into a stormwater planter where plants metabolize some of the pollutants and absorb the water.

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Sylvania Natural Park Area (SNAP)
Location description: SW 53rd Avenue and SW Capitol Highway
Partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation, the PCC Sylvania Restoration Habitat Team began removing invasive English Ivy in December 2005 and has continued invasive species removal and native plantings with funding from the City of Portland's Community Watershed Stewardship Program. Upper Red Rock Creek runs through this 3.12 acres natural area park.

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Lesser Park Natural Area
Location description: SW Haines Street and SW 59th Avenue
Walk through this park to see a variety of plants and birds such as Brown Creepers and Spotted Towhees. PCC Sylvania classes help remove invasive species working with Portland Park & Recreation staff and use the park as their living laboratory for botany and bird studies and the Smithsonian Global Tree Banding Project.

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Maricara Natural Area Park
Location description: SW Maricara Street and SW 30th Avenue
In fall 2010, 1,500 feet of new natural-surface trails and 2,600 feet of improved trails were opened. Located in a residential neighborhood, the site includes a wetland, protected stream, important native plant species, and an older second-growth forest. Known as "The Jewel" of southwest Portland, this park has abundant wildflowers every spring.

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Loll Wildwood Natural Area
Location description: SW Coronado Street and SW 41st Avenue
This 17.27 acre natural area park is embedded within the neighborhood providing habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Natural areas like this park absorb rain water and help prevent flooding and erosion.

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Holly Farm Park
Location description: SW Capitol Highway and SW Dickinson Street
For decades, the property was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees and was known as Holly Farm. When the owner left the property, the West Portland Park neighborhood advocated for converting it into a park. Beginning in early 2005, the Neighborhood Steering Committee, Portland Parks Foundation, Walker Macy, PP&R, and community members worked together to develop a master plan for the new park that opened in September 2007.

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Kerr Property
Location description: SW Stephenson Street and SW 37th Avenue
This natural area park is embedded within the neighborhood providing habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Natural areas like this park absorb rain water and help prevent flooding and erosion.

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