Depave Puget Sound
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.
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? Fill out this form to get started and PCD staff will follow up to schedule a site visit to learn more about your project.
You can find even more support to get started by visiting our resources page.
|Green Stormwater Mini-Grant||Get up to $4,000 and design support for depaving a place in your community||Apply for a mini-grant by Oct. 29.|
|Splash Grant||Get up to $4,000 to support a water quality project in Tacoma||Click here to learn more|
|Watershed Council Grants||Get up to $2,500 for projects that help recover one of Pierce County's three watersheds||Find grants available for your watershed here|
People across Western Washington are taking action to turn parking lots into paradise! Learn more about the efforts happening across the region by visiting Depave Puget Sound.
Depave is the original pavement removal organization doing this work, and they have plenty of additional resources on their website.
How It Works
Ready to start Depaving?
Request a site visit to see if depaving is right for your property. Fill out this form to get started and PCD staff will follow up to schedule a visit.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.