Activities & Results

Education and Outreach

Depave strives to provide useful, technical information to promote the benefits of pavement removal and empower others to take action. Our ‘How To’ and ‘Post Depave’ Guides are a wealth of information garnered from our experiences in the art of depaving.

Demonstration Events

The projects Depave undertakes are grand examples of the creative urban amendments that are possible. A whole lot of passion goes into our events in order to inspire and promote Depave techniques and philosophies. Depaving is a fairly simple, yet super high-impact tactic; and we’ll help you get started.

Advocacy

Depave is involved as an advocate for increased access to community gardens and greenspaces, as well as reduced impervious surfaces in new public projects, through local partnerships for policy-change. Because today’s civil codes are geared toward building infrastructure, not dismantling it, depaving projects can be challenging and costly. Our goal is to make it easier for everyone to rip up the asphalt and free the soil!

Results

109,600 square feet of asphalt depaved!

2,559,160 gallons of stormwater diverted from storm drains annually due to these projects.

 

2013

  • Greenspaces created: five
  • Volunteers engaged: 350
  • Total area depaved: 8,100 square feet
  • Parking Forest Pilot: one
  • Sustainable schoolyards: two
  • Raingardens: three

2012

  • Greenspaces created: four
  • Volunteers engaged: 300
  • Total area depaved: 7,500 square feet (+ 2 acres)
  • Sustainable schoolyards: two
  • Raingardens: three

2011

  • Greenspaces created: eight
  • Volunteers engaged: 450+
  • Total area depaved: 36,000 square feet
  • Community garden plots created: fifty
  • Sustainable schoolyards: three
  • Raingardens: six

2010

  • Greenspaces created: five
  • Volunteers engaged: 250
  • Total area depaved: 22,000 square feet
  • Community garden plots created: twenty five
  • Sustainable schoolyards: three

2009

  • Greenspaces created: six
  • Volunteers engaged: 275
  • Total area depaved: 29,300 square feet
  • Community garden plots created: sixty five
  • Sustainable schoolyards: three

2008

  • Greenspaces created: two
  • Volunteers engaged: 150
  • Total area depaved: 5,000 square feet
  • Community food forests: one
  • Sustainable schoolyards: one

2007

  • Greenspaces created: three
  • Volunteers engaged: 35
  • Total area depaved: 1,800 square feet
 

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