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Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School Depaving Work Party
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Depave and partners as we rip up pavement and make way for a soft play space and vegetated area at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School. This project will contribute to clean water by reducing stormwater runoff. It will also enhance the everyday experiences of hundreds of schoolchildren and neighbors who rely on the schoolyard as a recreational space and park.
“I’m excited about this project because when I asked (former) Principal Kevin Bacon what the school needed, he immediately replied a place for kids to play where they weren’t at risk of scraped knees. It’s also much better for the kids to look outside their classrooms and see greenery instead of asphalt. Studies say they’ll better retain what they’re being taught.” – Andrew Land, parent of a Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School second grader
Thank you to Portland Public Schools, Bureau of Environmental Services, and Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership for partnering with Depave on this project.
Thanks to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Port of Portland, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality/Evans Metal Fabricators for funding the project.
Thank you also for the in-kind contributions from the following businesses: B-line Urban Delivery, U-Haul,greenHAUS gallery + boutique, New Seasons Market Williams, Fresh Pot, Mississippi Pizza, The Waypost, Las Primas, and Grand Central Bakery for supporting this project.
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