Annual Impact Report – 2017

Read about our partnerships, activities, and impact for 2017. See whose support makes our work possible!

Depave’s Annual Impact Report for 2017

 

Capitol Hill Elementary

Over 100 Depavers rocked the playground at Capitol Hill Elementary School. This depaving cleared the path for an expanded soft-surface play area - including new climbing and swinging equipment, a story circle, and lots of native trees for some much needed shade....

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Our Happy Block

Our Happy Block

Depave kicked off the 2011 season with 45 volunteers at Our Happy Block - who came together in the summer rain to break it apart. This depaving made way for four large rain gardens and several swales that  treat the stormwater runoff from the parking lot directly...

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SE Uplift

Depave celebrated the end of the 2010 season with this pocket-depave and nearly 25 volunteers who came out to bust it up on a lovely Fall morning. This demonstration project is a very small site - just over two parking spaces, and will allow SE Uplift to treat all the...

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Vermont Hills Community Garden

Vermont Hills Community Garden

Nearly 40 gardeners turned out to harvest the thin cracked asphalt at Vermont Hills Church in order to expand the existing 10,000 square foot garden, adding 16 half plots. This project was made possible by a partnership between the Vermont Hills Methodist Church,...

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Holy Redeemer: Part II

Holy Redeemer: Part II

We returned for phase two of a three-phase depaving project at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and School started in 2009. Over 50 volunteers worked to complete additional depaving in 12 separate pockets, in preparation for soil amendments and native plantings to...

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New Day School

With the help of over 100 volunteers, the first site of Depave Summer 2010 in conjunction with City Repair’s Village Building Convergence was a blast! New Day School is a non-profit which provides universal, non-denominational education for preschoolers and...

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Holy Redeemer School: Part I

Holy Redeemer School: Part I

Over 50 volunteers from the neighborhood and Holy Redeemer Catholic School helped depave the church parking lot on this perfect fall day! The plan is to infiltrate roof and surface runoff with two pocket swales and a linear bed planted with natives. Holy Redeemer also...

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JOIN

JOIN

Over 45 volunteers joined together to tear it up in preparation for a garden space and landscaped entryway at JOIN's new facility. The homelessness transition center supports the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into...

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Kailash Ecovillage

We teamed up with the residents of Kailash to make way for new garden spaces at this unique rental-based co-housing community in SE Portland. Special thanks to Ole and Maitri for their awesome work. If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to check out this special...

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Vestal Elementary

Vestal Elementary

Over 100 volunteers came out to the largest Depave project of the summer to convert a huge blacktop playground into a community garden, one of the more amazing Depave feats yet! We removed about 6,000 sq ft of asphalt over the course of the day, and filled up 11 drop...

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Creative Science School

Creative Science School

A solid crew of volunteers gathered to remove lots of small, albeit very thick sections of asphalt on the Creative Science School blacktop. The areas made way for green space for outdoor learning and play. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked super hard to make...

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Fargo Forest Garden

Fargo Forest Garden

Depave's first DEPAVE ever! By all accounts, it was an awesome day! Frogs with jackhammers, asphalt art, 147 volunteers representing four continents, two Portland City Council Candidates, lots of laughter, music, celebration, pizza, donuts, and lots of earth liberated...

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