Depave Puget Sound

Why Depave?

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 removing unnecessary pavement and transforming them into green spaces, we can capture and absorb this runoff instead of sending pollution into storm drains and Puget Sound.

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Depave Puget Sound is on a mission to transform neighborhoods while addressing the number one source of pollution in Puget Sound: polluted stormwater runoff. Join the regional movement to transform paved spaces throughout Puget Sound. 

Whether you're removing pavement outside of your house or in a community space, you can transform these paved hard surfaces into beautifully landscaped green space where rain water can soak into the ground instead of carrying pollution to Puget Sound.

Ready to start depaving? Contact Robb today: robbk@piercecd.org 

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How It Works

1. Pick Your Spot to Depave. Whether you want to remove pavement on your property, in the right-of-way, or at a community space, PCD staff is here to help! Contact us to tell us to get started.

2. Design Your New Green Space. Work with PCD staff and others to plan the new green space that will replace the old pavement.

3. Depave! Working with PCD staff, neighbors, and others, we'll break up the pavement, and have it hauled away for recycling.

4. Restore! Once the pavement is gone, replant the new space and bring more green to your community.

5. Enjoy Your New Paradise. Spend time keeping cool in your neighborhood's new green space, and be sure to pitch in and volunteer to keep it clean and growing!

Ready to start Depaving? 

Contact Robb Krehbiel, Green Stormwater Program Manager

robbk@piercecd.org

Phone: 253-845-9770 ext. 136

Who else is Depaving around Puget Sound

Depave Puget Sound is a regional partnership of private and public agencies from Bellingham to Olympia. 

 If you are interested in learning about Depave projects near you, or to nominate a site to go from pavement to paradise, email Robb: robbk@piercecd.org

Being surrounded by pavement is not healthy for our communities and it's time to rethink. Depave Puget Sound is a mission to address the number one source of pollution in Puget Sound: polluted stormwater runoff. Join the regional movement to transform paved spaces throughout Puget Sound.