2018 Depave for Salmon

Depave for Salmon event

MHCC Salmon Safe Project Kickoff:

Rain Garden installation in Parking Lots EFGH

Project Information

Location: Parking lots EFGH along Kane Drive on the Mt. Hood Community College Campus. See map below for project area.

Schedule: Construction to install rain gardens in parking lots E and F will begin August 6th 2018 and conclude before September 24th 2018.

Project Description: Mt. Hood Community College has become the first Salmon Safe certified community college in the nation. Beaver and Kelly Creeks flow through campus before joining the Sandy River and are home to endangered salmon. This project will remove pavement from parking lots EFGH and install rain gardens to filter polluted stormwater before it flows into the creeks. The rain gardens will treat up to 4 million gallons of polluted rainwater annually. Project design prioritizes minimal parking loss. The project kicked off with 130 volunteers at a people powered Depave event, who helped to remove the first slabs of asphalt.  Funders include Metro, the City of Gresham, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Spirit Mountain, and DEQ. Project cost is estimated to be $708,000. With the completion of this and future projects like it, MHCC becomes a healthy link in restoring endangered salmon populations and a regional leader in sustainability.

More Information

Help us plant the depaved areas and rain gardens starting Saturday October 27th, 2018.

Register here https://depave.org/work/greenspaces/

Project presentations and tours available upon request, contact: sara@sandyriver.org.

Mt Hood Community College Parking lot design