We’re looking for new members to join our Board of Directors!
Depave is led by a hard-working volunteer Board Members, and is looking to add a few more. Do you want to use your skills, connections, and ideas to help the organization thrive and evolve in the coming years?
This is a working board, with members doing much of the core work of the organization, and only limited support from one staff member. In order to advance our mission (education, policy work and projects, all “to overcome the social and environmental impacts of pavement”) and to sustain our organization, we need more help!
This year we are particularly interested in candidates who will bring different perspectives and connections than we currently have/represent, including the following:
- Geography: Residents of the outer-eastside (especially Lents or Cully), west side, and/or other cities (besides Portland) in the Metro area,
- Race, culture, language: People of color and/or speakers of other languages common in East Portland, including Spanish, Vietnamese, or Russian.
If you’re thinking of applying to our board, please join us at one of our many events this summer to see first hand what we’re all about and introduce yourself to us.
Interested candidates should apply by September 18th, 2015.
We’re on the hunt for great candidate sites to depave and regreen in the Portland Metro area.
Depave projects typically take about a year to plan, fund and implement, so we are now seeking sites for the 2016 summer-fall season.
Project proposals don’t need to be fully developed at this early stage, and are due by October, 15th 2015.
If you know of a place badly in need of more greenspace, and you have permission to depave from the property owner, please tell us about your vision for the space.
Please note: We work with a variety of groups – such as public and private schools, churches, and other community-based groups to remove pavement and create new greenspaces for use by the surrounding neighborhood. We don’t perform private/residential improvements that are not publicly accessible.
Don’t have a project proposal, but want to see more green in your neighborhood?
Suggest a project location, and we’ll look into it.
Do you want to do more to help Depave? Interested in learning about opportunities to volunteer using your brain instead of your body?
We’re always seeking new volunteers to help behind the scenes in our four committees:
- Projects Planning & Implementation Committee – learn more
- Advocacy & Partnerships Committee – learn more
- Education & Outreach Committee – learn more
Some key positions we’re looking to fill include:
- depaving and planting crew leaders – learn more about Crew Leading here
- designers (signage, projects, media)
- creatives (project art and event fun)
- teachers (project curriculum)
- outreach and social media team members
- community representatives for advocacy
Please contact program staff Eric Rosewall, if you’re interested in any of the above (or any other) opportunities.
Need some refreshments after the North Portland Sunday Parkways event on June 22nd? Join Depave and friends for a relaxing garden party social at Peninsula Park Commons, just 1 block off the Sunday Parkways route and across the street from Peninsula Park. We will have tasty microbrews on tap as well as other light refreshments. A suggested donation of $5-10/cup (sliding scale) will help support Depave’s 2014 projects.
We’ll keep it mellow so you have time to catch up with old friends or make new ones. We will also be honoring Bob Sallinger of Portland Audubon for his twin grand victories this year: leading a diverse partnership to defeat the Portland Water District Initiative, and stopping the Port of Portland’s fifteen year bid to develop West Hayden Island. There is a lot less pavement and more healthy greenspaces in our community thanks to Bob. Please join us to raise a toast in his honor!
Help us make sure we have enough food and drink by RSVPing here.
Hope to see you on June 22nd!
We’ve teamed up with PechaKucha Portland and the American Society of Landscape Architects for Portland Design Week happening October 4-11, for the return of our Community + Design Showcase, powered by PechaKucha. We’re celebrating local efforts to integrate design and community by hosting a series PechaKucha style presentations across the spectrum of design disciplines. What is PechaKucha? It’s the art of concise presentations. A pechakucha presentation is 20 images that advance automatically every 20 seconds for a fast-paced, fun, presentation. It is about the project and the delivery!
Please Join Us!
When: Wednesday October 8th, 6:15-7:30pm Where: Earth Advantage – 623 SW Oak Street, Third Floor, PDX, OR Presentations by
- Nathan Teske: Crafting the Portland Mercado
- Robin Corbo: Making Murals
- Peg Butler: Art & Ecological Thinking
- Kevin Cavenaugh: Guerrilla Development
- Kirk Rea: Intersection Repair
- Lance Poehler: Bike Fun Finder
- Mark Ragget: City of Portland Urban Design Studio
- Kelley Roy: ADX, a Collaboration Hub
- Boris Kaganovich: Building Better City Blocks