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 Montavilla neighborhood (743 SE 76th Ave). 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.  Over, seventy-five volunteers returned on November 11 to plant the massive bio-swale in record time. Trees were planted a few weeks later by Bureau of Environmental Services.

Big thanks to Ascension Catholic Church members 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.

Planted on November 11, 2017, with trees to top it off a few weeks later.