Depave Puget sound

Yakima and Thompson "Y" Depave

October 1 - Depave​
October 22 - Planting

​Join us in busting up nearly 5,000 sqft of ugly asphalt islands in the middle of Tacoma. We will return a few weeks later to plant with beneficial drought tolerant trees and shrubs.


Transform Your Neighborhood!

You can nominate a community space to be transformed from a paved hard surface to a beautifully landscaped green space where rain water can soak into the ground instead of carrying pollution to Puget Sound.

CivicSend Slideshow Left Arrow Slideshow Right Arrow
See the example the Dometop Neighborhood Council Set for improving their community here!

Learn more about Depave from TV Tacoma's Urban Green series and an interview with the District's Communications & Development Manager, Allan Warren.

Why Remove Pavement?
Paved surfaces are the number one contributor to water pollution.  Runoff, as it flows over paved surfaces, picks up and carries urban pollutants to local streams and Puget Sound.  By finding and removing unnecessary pavement and transforming these spaces into green space we allow runoff to seep into the soil instead of picking up pollutants from pavement before running into stormdrains and then into Puget Sound.

Pavement Removal Assistance
Pierce Conservation District works with community groups to transform overly paved urban areas into green space.  We are continually looking for new projects and partnerships on private and public properties.

If you want to nominate a site in the community contact Melissa at

Additional Resources
Depave is the original pavement removal organization doing this work.  They have plenty of additional resources, from How-To guides to video.
Read more here: http://www.thenewst