A great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out September 9, 2017 to depave 3200 square feet of parking lot at Ascension Catholic Church in Montevilla neighborhood. In a whirlwind of flash mob depave that finished over 2 hours early, all 107 – friends, neighbors, and parishioners – took the critical first step toward transforming a vast, hot, dry parking lot into a natural feature capable of treating and infiltrating stormwater run-off.  

But it is not done. We’ll be back at Ascension Catholic Church 10AM to 2PM November 11 to plant the new rain gardens. Mark you calendars and sign up!

Big thanks to Ascension Catholic Church parishishoners for providing live music during the depave and us a super tasty meal afterwards. Also special thanks to Bureau of Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship Grant Program and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District for funding this project.








Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer joins the party!


Not finished but already working to infiltrate run-off from a mid-September rainstorm.