Depave Somerville is holding a depaving event on October 13. They have lots of different ways to contribute to the event (see the sign up link for more details).
The idea behind depaving is to add more permeable surfaces to Somerville, which would allow more water to seep into the ground, rather than overtaxing the sewer system, or flooding basements. Additional benefits are that you would then be able to plant that formerly paved area, adding greenery to our city.
Where: Esther Kim’s house at 109 Rogers Ave. (Ball Square)
When: Saturday, October 13, 12-4pm
Rain date: Sunday, October 14 from 12-4pm
Sign up here:
For more info:
See the TEDxSomerville DePAVE the WAY video:
Check out the time-lapse Depaving Maple Avenue video: