Did you know that 77% of Somerville is covered with impervious surfaces? This means that during a heavy rain, rainwater runs down driveways and parking lots into the streets, where it picks up pollutants and trash, and then gushes into the storm drains, which also carry human wastes. When the storm drains get overwhelmed, that water sometimes floods basements. What to do?
See this TEDxSomerville DePAVE the WAY video:
Somerville Climate Action helps organize residents and build community, by hosting Depaving Parties! We help residents who want to replace asphalt on their property with vegatation or permeable surfaces, by organizing a big party, something like an old-fashioned barn-raising.
Check out this time-lapse depaving video!
Here are the next two Depaving Parties:
* Saturday, June 2 from 1-4pm at 50 Francesca Ave. (near Davis Square)
* Saturday, June 16 from 12-3 at Vinal Ave. (across from the Growing Center)
Please sign up on this Google Groups form to let us know you'll be joining the party! Bring your kids!