Preparing for the Unexpected; Rainwater Harvesting

Preparing for the Unexpected; Rainwater Harvesting

5 Tips for Effective Rainwater Harvesting in Portland Portland averages around 37” of rain each year, mostly coming in the late fall, winter and spring. Ever consider catching some of that rain and saving it for later use? Rain barrels can be a great way to harvest...
Human Solutions’ Family Center – From “Vice to Nice”

Human Solutions’ Family Center – From “Vice to Nice”

What do Human Solutions and Depave have in common? Oddly enough, a vegan strip club. In 2015, Human Solutions acquired property that previously served as a strip club and transformed it into the East Portland Family Center: a family homeless shelter serving 130 adults...
How does depaving help make the Willamette River swimmable?

How does depaving help make the Willamette River swimmable?

Each July, hundreds of Portlanders jump into the Willamette River for The Big Float put on by Human Access Project. But is the Willamette River really safe to swim in? Frequent water quality tests reveal that the answer is yes. Bacteria levels are consistently well...
Propose a Depave Project

Propose a Depave Project

We’re always looking 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, and we are currently seeking sites for the 2016 or 2017 summer-fall depaving season. Project...
Welcome to the Depaving

Welcome to the Depaving

Hello, I’m Brynn. I am usually the first person volunteers meet upon arriving at our events. Here’s my Depave story. I was hooked after going to my first depaving event in 2012. I wanted more. More earth between my fingertips. More community building. More...
PDX ID – Speaker Series

PDX ID – Speaker Series

Design & Identity, Powered by PechaKucha Presented by ASLA Oregon & Depave    Intrigued by the intersection of local identity and design? Join us for a casual evening to explore how a spectrum of design disciplines relate to our identity through a series of...