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  • We use minimal fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides on our landscaping, only as the last option. 
  • All landscape waste is either composted or chipped to be used as mulch on campus. 
  • California native plants are used throughout campus, where appropriate, and a native plant garden is adjacent to Heafey Law Library. 
  • Bioswales, which use plants and gentle slopes to purify rainwater runoff, are found next to Schott Admission and Enrollment Services, North Parking Structure, Locatelli Student Activities Center, Graham Hall, and Schott Stadium. 
  • Current projects underway include piloting native California sedge species as an alternative to current lawns and reaching 100% recycled water on campus grounds.

Progression of California native field sedge (Carex praegracilis) growing near Bellomy softball field. Approximately 400 square feet were planted in May 2015 and have since thrived.

Campus Tree Committee

James Wang, Environmental Science Major, Center for Sustainability Buildings and Grounds Intern

John Farnsworth, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Natural History

Michelle Bezanson, Anthropology, SCU Gone Wild Faculty Associate

Linda Hylkema, Cultural Resources Management, Director

Chris Young, Buildings and Grounds, Assistant Director

Gary Vargas, Landscape Maint Supervisor

Tim O'Keefe, Business Applications Tech. Manager

Tim Mains, Grounds

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Center for Sustainability, Director

Brian McGovern, I.S.A. Certified Arborist