Faith Community Church

Faith Community Church

Ah, the enchanting smell of fall — crisp rain, fallen leaves, and.. busted pavement! Our hard-working crew of depavers took in one last pry to make way for a new rain garden at Faith Community Church. The new garden space will capture and clean stormwater runoff from...

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King School

King School

To the sounds of DJ Josh's sweet grooves, the King Neighborhood came out in force for the second phase of depaving at King School. Following up on the 2013 parking lot rain garden, we ripped it up in record time to give the school entrances a green facelift, with...

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Creston School

Creston School

In take no prisoners fashion, an awesome crew of over 50 volunteers from the neighborhood and the community came out to start the transformation from grey to green at Creston School. Depaving here makes way for a reading garden with native flowers and plants, rocks to...

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Portland Mercado

Portland Mercado

We had so much fun! Over 150 community members came out to celebrate the recreation of a derelict used car lot by busting up a whole lot of pavement on a beautiful July afternoon. This project, spearheaded by Hacienda Community Development Corporation, will transform...

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Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Holy cow, what a depave! 1,800 square feet of pavement ripped up in just under an hour by volunteers from three awesome community groups — Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Portland, Hands on Greater Portland, and the Groundwork Portland Green Team! This record...

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Wild Lilac

Wild Lilac

We beat the heat and tackled a whole lotta pavement with over 70 sun-hearty volunteers from the neighborhood. Depaving at Wild Lilac makes way for a huge community garden space for use by the school and the surrounding neighborhood. A great big thanks to everyone who...

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Opal School

Opal School

We kicked off the 2014 depaving season at Opal School to make way for a totally awesome nature playground designed by Learning Landscapes. The new play space features quiet, movement, fantasy, workshop, garden, sand, building, and sports areas — all co-designed with...

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Highland Park, Seattle

Highland Park, Seattle

In another Depave first, we rocked out this inaugural Seattle depaving with the awesome crew at the Highland Park Improvement Club in partnership with Sustainable Seattle and Stewardship Partners. Depaving here makes way for a beautiful green courtyard with permeable...

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Puget Sound Pilot in Tacoma

Puget Sound Pilot in Tacoma

We're excited to work with River Network, Stewardship Partners, and the Pierce Conservation District to bring depaving to the Puget Sound region with a project funded by The Russell Family Foundation. Regreeen paved areas with native gardens at this busy intersection...

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Green King

Green King

What a doozy! Volunteers from the King Neighborhood, organized by Green King, pulled out all the stops on the last depaving of the season, tackling some of the thickest pavement we've come up against. Depaving will make way for a central rain garden to help alleviate...

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Saint Mary Ethiopian Church

Saint Mary Ethiopian Church

Despite the weather, over 50 brave rain-warriors pitched in to pry it up at the Saint Mary Ethiopian Church on a balmy September Saturday. Depaving here makes way for a central rain garden to prevent flooding of the church and lots of nice native landscaping elsewhere...

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Lewis Elementary

Lewis Elementary

What a colorful crew! Over 85 volunteers helped us tear out over 2,000 square feet of pavement at Lewis Elementary to make way for two large rain gardens in the school courtyard and several raised beds. When: Depaved September 14th, 2013 Where: Meriwether Lewis...

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Arleta School

Arleta School

What a great depave! Over 90 volunteers dug in to rip up over 2,000 square feet of pavement at Arleta School to make way for two landscaped areas with trees, native plants, a story circle and benches around the playground. Next up - landscaping over the summer,...

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Portland Community College

Portland Community College

A dedicated crew of depavers kicked asphalt on this rad pilot at the Sylvania campus of Portland Community College. The project, a part of Tualatin Riverkeeper's 5,000 Acres Initiative, is an effort to pioneer low impact approaches to reduce stormwater runoff from the...

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Word & Spirit Church

Word & Spirit Church

Great depave to wrap up the season! A mighty crew from Word & Spirit Church and the surrounding neighborhood dug in to make way for a little bit of paradise in this corner parking lot. The new and improved lot still has plenty of parking, but now has trees, native...

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James John Phase 2

James John Phase 2

Planting the beds and the bioswale on October 13th went perfectly - a beautiful, clear fall day. Thanks to everyone who helped complete this two year project to transform the playground! •  •  •  •  • A stellar crew of dedicated volunteers braved the rain to complete...

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Hayhurst Elementary

Hayhurst Elementary

It was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching almost 100 degrees. But that didn't stop our hearty group of 20 volunteers from ripping up asphalt all day — THANK YOU! The pavement was thick, heavy, and practically melting beneath our feet. The...

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Baltimore Woods

Baltimore Woods

What a grand celebration! Over 150 depavers came out to kick off the transformation of the Baltimore Woods Connectivity Corridor from a two-acre parking lot into an Oregon white oak and native wildflower meadow. The festivities included a small celebratory depaving,...

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Driveway Workshop

Driveway Workshop

We had a blast ripping it up at our homeowner driveway workshop! Participants rocked it out with us to learn the basics of depaving the home landscape. Depaved: May 5, 2012 Where: North Portland, OR Size: 1,200 square foot driveway strip Download: Pics from this event...

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Lake Oswego United Church of Christ

Lake Oswego United Church of Christ

In partnership with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Depave lead a group of volunteers from the Lake Oswego United Church of Christ in depaving a section of their parking lot to expand an island planter into a bioswale with native plants....

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Disjecta Art Center

Disjecta Art Center

We are overjoyed to be a part of transforming Disjecta's parking lot into an amazing outdoor performance and gathering space!!! This project took a barren lot and totally revamped it with permeable hardscaping, native landscaping, and a performance space with an...

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Chief Joe

Chief Joe

This gorgeous Fall day was the perfect backdrop for our last depaving of 2011 at Chief Joseph Elementary School. This pocket depave along the northwest side of the school courtyard is a garden devoted to native perennial plants that were food and medicinal staples to...

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Frazer Park

Frazer Park

Neighbors came out of the soil at Frazer Park to crunch up the pavement in preparation for Portland's newest community garden! Many thanks to Commissioner Nick Fish and project partner - The Portland Parks - Community Gardens Program When: Depaved August 20, 2011...

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Escuela Viva

Over 75 volunteers brought their A-game to the parking lot of the Escuela Viva Community School on a lovely, cool August morning. This depaving transformed nearly half of the 10,000 square foot lot into a soft surface playground complete with native plantings, several...

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James John Elementary

James John Elementary

Depave joined forces with AC Portland and the St. Johns community to chop it up at James John Elementary School. This depaving clears the way for a soft-surface play and seating area around a new turf soccer field. Depaving was funded by a grant from the Environmental...

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