For over 50 years, Dr. Arthur K. Harris was a pillar in the community of Camas, Washington. Having given free physicals to Camas high school athletes during this entire time, he was rewarded with the new football stadium being named in his honor in 1970. In 2011 Doc Harris Stadium got a complete remodel, ensuring that his legacy will carry on for many more decades.
With new turf, track, lights, locker rooms, wheelchair access, and restrooms, Doc Harris Stadium will now have seating for 4,000 people, making the largest gathering spot in the community a true source of pride. However, there is one additional feature that may go largely unrecognized, despite offering further benefits to the community. This is the surrounding pavement.
Using Eco-Priora permeable interlocking concrete pavers from Mutual Materials in the area surrounding the stadium, the Camas School District took the extra step to create a more sustainable project. Typically when rainwater runs along asphalt or any other non-pervious surface, it collects pollutants, like oil and heavy metals, and carries them into our storm drains.
These impurities are then carried into our lakes and streams. By using a mix of both the 4″ x 8″ and 8″ x 8″ Eco-Priora units, Atlas Landscape of Portland, Oregon created pedestrian areas that will exfiltrate the majority of stormwater directly into the soil, minimizing runoff into the storm drains.