From Asphalt to Eden — Depave Projects 

Sitton Elementary

Sitton Elementary

We had one of our biggest volunteer turnouts at Sitton Elementary in St. John's! 85 depavers helped us rip up about ~3,000 square feet of asphalt to make way for a rain garden that will manage storm water, create natural habitat, and provide an educational and...

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Plaza 122

Plaza 122

We had an awesome day! With the help of our amazing volunteer crew - which included folks from Mercy Corps NW, PNCWA, INFLOW, Shapiro Didway, and Ecotone - we made way for a big beautiful rain garden and a native understory. We also dug out two smaller rain gardens,...

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Siletz Tribal Office

Siletz Tribal Office

We kicked some serious asphalt with some teens at the Siletz Tribal office as they re-indigenized a planting strip by making way for native medicinal and cultural plants. Feeling inspired by their youthful energy, generosity & wit! Stay tuned for a future planting...

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Kelly Elementary

Kelly Elementary

We had a super fun day with families, teachers, neighbors, and volunteers from Campus Compact Oregon, Elemental Technologies and GBD Architects ripping it up to expand the play area and add trees for shade to the school. Thanks everyone!   Date: Depaved June...

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Inukai Boys & Girls Club Green Playspace

Inukai Boys & Girls Club Green Playspace

The Inukai Boys and Girls Club and Depave want to extend a big THANK YOU to all our project partners and the hard-working volunteers who came out to transform a parking lot into a safe, accessible outdoor play space for the 200 youth served by the club each day. The...

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Ascension Church

Ascension Church

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 -...

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Lent School

Lent School

What an impressive crew of scalawags walked the drop box plank to get the job done! We had such a great time creating the amphitheater at Lent School in 2015, we couldn't resist returning to the scene of the pry to help out on this next step to improve the playground...

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Woodmere School

Woodmere School

We crammed ourselves into some pretty small areas and got sweaty and dirty ripping out pavement -- and then had some really great popsicles! Huge thanks to the 60 volunteers who turned out to break up the vast sea of pavement that is the playground at Woodmere....

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Faithful Savior

Faithful Savior

100 degree days just can't keep the Depave Crew down! Over 60 brave volunteers came out despite the dire forecasts to lend a hand in beginning the transformation to add a humongous rain garden in this vast sea of pavement. And how good it looks after volunteers...

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Russellville Grange Hall

Russellville Grange Hall

  We began Depave's 10th season of urban greening with an easy, breezy, fun depaving with a great group of folks to break ground on two long rain gardens at the Russellville Grange Hall in NE Portland. Date: Depaved June 11th, 2017 Planted: November 2017...

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Bridgeport Church

Bridgeport Church

Depaving at Bridgeport has got to be one of the most fun events Depave has ever done! Nearly 65 volunteers came out for the final project of the 2016 season. We smashed pavement, ripped up concrete, tore out grass and non-native shrubs, dug in the dirt, installed a...

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Vernon School

Vernon School

The pavement slabs fell briskly along with the leaves on this beautiful September morning. Nearly 75 volunteers came out in force to bust it up to make way for a stormwater treescape and a rad assortment of benches.   Date: Depaved September 24th, 2016...

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Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences

Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences

Neither rain, nor rain, nor more rain can keep a good crew from ripping it up. Depaving at CAIS makes way for a stormwater basin, rain sculpture, pollinator habitat and naturescaping. Date: Depaved September 17th, 2016 Location: Clackamas Academy of Industrial...

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Human Solutions Family Center

Human Solutions Family Center

"Depave helped Human Solutions transform our Family Center parking lot into a beautiful greenspace with natural play areas, vegetable beds, and a lush native garden. It's a special place for families to gather, grow and enjoy nature at the Center." - Scott Langen,...

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Rose’s Ice Cream

Rose’s Ice Cream

Wowee what a delicious depaving! We had a blast with a great bunch from the neighborhood on this quick pavement-2-plants project outside the historic Roses Ice Cream and new Cully Farm Store. Thanks to all the hard working volunteers who came out to share their...

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Astor School

Astor School

Wow oh wow it's been a long time since we tackled this much pavement, but once again the power of teamwork prevailed! Over 100 incredible volunteers came out to bust up a serious amount of seriously thick asphalt on a perfect June afternoon. Depaving here makes way...

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Childswork Learning Center

Childswork Learning Center

We broke the seal on the 2016 season with the parents at Childswork preschool to make way for a killer natureplay wildlife garden. Date: Depaved June 11th, 2016 Location: Childswork Learning Center — 4235 SE Salmon Size: 3,800 square feet Funding: Childswork...

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Village Plaza

Village Plaza

We're collaborating with American's Building Community, Vancouver Urban Forestry, AKS Engineering & Forestry, and Everyday Deals Grocery Outlet to transform this vast parking lot in central Vancouver, Washington into a green community asset. Phase one of the...

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Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church

Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church

October brought ideal weather to rip it up in the last depaving of the year. A stellar crew got right to work removing pavement for a rain garden in the center of the church's parking lot and tearing out a massive hunk of English ivy to make way for trees and native...

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Peninsula School

Peninsula School

An energetic crew came out on a beautiful fall morning to remove pavement to make way for green space in the playground at Peninsula School. The energy didn’t wane throughout the morning even though the pavement was a thick, two-layered beast. With smiles and laughter...

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Eastham Community Center

Eastham Community Center

Parents, high school students, and neighbors came out in full force to remove 700 square feet of hefty, double-thick pavement at the Eastham Community Center, Depave’s first project in Oregon City! Working diligently as the day warmed up, the crew cleared the way for...

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Sabin Elementary

Sabin Elementary

A forecast for rain didn’t deter these hardworking depavers from showing up and tearing up pavement in the playground at Sabin School. While we managed to dodge the rain, this fast-working crew got the job done in under an hour, despite substantial winds, with smiles...

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Beyer Court Apartments

Beyer Court Apartments

A dedicated team of depavers assembled in front of the Beyer Court Apartments on one of the hottest days of the year. Armed with tools and smiles, the crew worked together to pull up pavement to make way for a rain garden. The area will be transformed with native...

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Atkinson Elementary

Atkinson Elementary

We welcomed the long overdue rain in traditional depave style, by busting our way through a beautiful summer shower, while DJ "JungleGym" Josh kept the vibe lively. Depaving at the school makes way for nature play improvements including a dugout canoe by Atkinson...

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