Jeremy Hunt

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URI Internship Year:

2017

F&ES Graduation Year:

2018

F&ES Degree:

MEM

Jeremy is a current student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES), focusing on environmental policy analysis and climate adaptation at the local and regional level. Before attending Yale FES, he worked in the U.S. Senate and at Bloomberg BNA, researching and analyzing environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal level. Jeremy is excited to work within the Greater New Haven Community to transform and beautify community greenspaces this summer.

Group

Ivy Narrow (Emeritus)

Troup Group

Mill River Trail

Oyster Point

Griswold Park

Westville Community Nursery School

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

08/04/2017

Planting
Planting
Final tree of the season!
Our tired little foresters

Westville Community Nursery School

On the last planting day of the season the group put in a red maple! We had great turnout and watered the entire season's plantings as well.

08/03/2017

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

On the final planting day of the season, the group planted two trees in the Urban Oasis area, a Black Gum and an Eastern Red Cedar! The group also planted 4 Bayberry and 1 Myrica Gale shrubs and spread 2 cubic yards of wood chips over the planting beds. In addition, the group watered all of the season's plantings totaling 9 trees and 27 shrubs.

08/02/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

On the final work day of the season the group planted 14 total perennials, including 2 dwarf bee balm, 4 echinacea, 2 hostas, 2 strawberry yarrow, 2 saucy seduction yarrow, and 2 lady's mantle. The group also mulched these plantings and watered all of this season's plantings.

08/01/2017

Planting
Planting

Oyster Point

Today was the Oyster Point greenspace group's last planting day of the season. The group planted an Eastern Red Cedar and a large Morton Elm, both in Bayview Park. In addition, the group mulched the trees and watered the rest of the plantings from this season.

07/28/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

The group planted two more trees today, a Burgundy Cherry and a Kwanzan Cherry across from 15 Tour Ave. The group made large doughnuts and planted six perennials, including a strawberry yarrow, a saucy seduction yarrow, a catmint, a coreopsis, and two cheyenne echinacea. In addition, the group watered all of the plantings from this season.

07/28/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

The group planted two more trees today, a Burgundy Cherry and a Kwanzan Cherry across from 15 Tour Ave. The group made large doughnuts and planted six perennials, including a strawberry yarrow, a saucy seduction yarrow, a catmint, a coreopsis, and two cheyenne echinacea. In addition, the group watered all of the plantings from this season.

07/28/2017

Planting
Planting

Oyster Point

Today the group planted two beautiful trees, a Kwanzan Cherry and a Burgundy Cherry. The group also mulched and watered the trees.

07/27/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Griswold Park

Today the group watered their trees and flowerbeds and pulled several leaf bags worth of weeds from the main garden beds at the site.

07/27/2017

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

Today the group planted three more Eastern Red Cedars as well as 10 Myrica Gale and two Black Willow shrubs! The group also weeded the planting beds, laid two cubic yards of wood chips, and watered all of this season's plantings.

07/26/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

Today the group planted eight perennials, including 2 strawberry yarrow, 2 hostas, 2 shasta daisies, and 2 cheyenne echinacea. The group also pruned several trees close to Edgewood and Beers and watered and mulched plants.

07/25/2017

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

Today the group planted two trees at the site, a Black Gum and an American Linden! The site is really coming along as the plantings have helped green the space as well as build a visual presence.

07/21/2017

Planting
Planting

Oyster Point

Today the group dug through some compacted clay soil and gravel fill as they planted a beautiful horse chestnut tree behind the front baseball field in Bayview Park. The group also watered the trees in Bayview Park.

07/21/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Community Nursery School

Today the group weeded the curb strips where perennials and trees have been planted as well as the area along the river walk trail. The group also watered all trees and plantings from this current season.

07/20/2017

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

Today the group planted 10 bayberry shrubs, watered all plants at the urban oasis, and weeded planting beds for next week's plantings. Next week we will plant additional trees at the site.

07/19/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

This week, the group planted 8 perennials and pruned street trees. The perennials consisted of 2 strawberry yarrow, 2 saucy seduction yarrow, 2 lady's mantle, and 2 coral bells.

07/17/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Ivy Narrow (Emeritus)

Today, 10 high school volunteers from the Newhallville neighborhood helped perform maintenance at the Ivy Narrow Site. The activities consisted of pruning holly shrubs, weeding the pathways and flower beds, collecting debris, and spreading two cubic yards of pine mulch.

07/14/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

Today the group planted two more trees, a Japanese tree lilac and a purple prince crab apple along the curb strip! The parents and children also planted eight perennials consisting of two echinacea, two shasta daisies, two lady's mantle, and two spirea. The group also mulched the trees and watered all of the previous plantings.

07/14/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Oyster Point

Today the group mulched all trees planted within the last three years.

07/13/2017

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

Today the group had its first planting day of the season! We faced some heavy rains but the group and Common Ground high school students planted two large Eastern Red Cedars in the Urban Oasis area of the trail. We hope to continue with the momentum and plant more shrubs and trees next Wednesday!

07/07/2017

Planting
Planting

Oyster Point

Today the group planted two butterfly bushes in Triangle Park in addition to its first tree of the season in Bayview Park. The tree species planted was a Leyland Cypress in front of the sewage plant.

06/30/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

Today the group had its best turnout of the season as we planted 17 perennials and weeded the corner area near the river walk trail. The perennials we planted consisted of coreopsis, hostas, shasta daisies, day lilies, and lamb's ears.

06/29/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

Today, JR and I continued clearing the urban oasis area of Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants. All knotweed in the area besides the area closest to the river bank has been weeded or cut back to make way for future plantings this season!

06/29/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Griswold Park

Today, Bill and Dwight weeded the gardens around the memorial and tree stump and spread compost to make way for new plantings. We also restaked a couple of young trees in the park.

06/28/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

Today, Charlie and the kids planted 9 total perennials (4 hostas, 3 lady's mantle, 1 liriape, and 1 coral bell) and completed the mulching and watering. After planting finished up Dante and Dezzi made some mud pies and had some fun splashing each other with water.

06/25/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Oyster Point

Today, the group finished weeding and mulching the garden beds at Triangle Park. We also walked through Bayview Park to examine last year's tree plantings and to plan new tree plantings for this summer. Nextr week we hope to plant two butterfly bushes in Triangle Park to block the view of a nearby fence and an evergreen tree in Bayview Park.

06/23/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

Today, the Westville Community Nursery School greenspace group planted their third tree of the season, a beautiful Katsura tree! We had lots of younger community foresters digging the pit, planting the perennials, and mulching our doughnut. In addition to the tree, we planted two day lilies and two coreopsis plants.

06/22/2017

Planning
Planning

Ivy Narrow (Emeritus)

Today I met with Ivy Narrow Bird Sanctuary community greenspace leader, Jeanette Thomas, to discuss upcoming work plans for the site. During the week of July 10th, a group of volunteers will attend a workday at the site to prune mountain laurel and holly shrubs; to cut down a stump on a downed tree; and to continue weeding the garden of poison ivy, Norway maple saplings, and other invasive species.

06/21/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

Today, Charlie and the kids dug out holes on the curb strip and planted 13 perennials! The plantings consisted of 4 day lilies, 4 Russian sage, 3 yuccas, and 2 ice plants. After they finished planting, the kids mulched and watered all of the plantings from this current season. Next week we'll continue planting towards the Beers St/Edgewood Ave intersection.

06/17/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Oyster Point

This week the group continued with maintenance and pruning in Triangle Park. We removed seven lawn bags worth of invasive weeds and cut back rosa rugosa shrubs along the far end of the triangle. Next week we plan on wrapping up maintenance of Triangle Park and mulching the flowerbeds and plantings from last season.

06/16/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

Once again, we had great turnout for the Westville Community Nursery School greenspace group. This week the group planted its second tree, a goldenrain tree. The kids helped make the tree doughnut, plant six perennials, and mulch the whole doughnut! The perennials consisted 2 coreopsis, 2 catmints, and 2 day lilies. Next week, the group will continue to planting more trees and perennials!

06/15/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

This week, the group began removing Japanese knotweed, mugwort, and other invasives plants from the trail nearby Grand Paint. The group pulled enough weeds to fill up two truckloads.

06/15/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Griswold Park

This week, I worked with Dwight and Bill to reshape and clean up Griswold Park's walkways. We spread 2 cubic yards of stone dust at the site to make the walkways wider and more uniform.

06/14/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

This week Charlie and I planted and mulched 11 perennials consisting of 4 day lilies, 4 catmints, and 3 coreopsis in addition to pruning some street trees and watering last week's plantings.

06/10/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Oyster Point

Today, the Oyster Point group held the first workday of the season. The group weeded 2/3 of the garden beds in Triangle Park and filled 5 leaf bags in addition to a truckload of larger debris.

06/10/2017

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

Today, we planted our first tree, a beautiful tulip tree with two catmint (purple) and two coreopsis (yellow) perennials! The group dug a big hole and even had to break up some asphalt remaining from a prior curb strip before dropping the tree in place and filling the hole with soil and compost. The children playing on the playground helped us construct the tree doughnut, plant the perennials, and mulch the area.

06/08/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Griswold Park

Today Marge, Bill, and Dwight worked to weed invasives from the Griswold Park Triangle and prepare the park for the summer season. Overall, we hauled away nearly two truck loads of weeds and debris from the site. We also discussed plans to add stone dust next week to better define the park's pathways.

06/07/2017

Planting
Planting

Troup Group

Today Charlie and Mike planted six variegated yucca plants on the curb strip at the far end of Beers Street to help brighten up the curb strip and provide some color to the neighborhood.

06/06/2017

Planning
Planning

Westville Community Nursery School

Today, I met with the Westville Community Nursery School Board to discuss plans for beautifying the Tour Ave streetscape surrounding the Westville Community Nursery School campus and playground. The group identified beautification of the curb strip, providing shade for children using the playground, and easing maintenance efforts as main goals for the summer. The group is also interested in working within the community to better connect with neighbors in close proximity to campus. Regular workdays for this group will be Saturdays from 9am-11am.

06/02/2017

Maintenance
Maintenance

Ivy Narrow (Emeritus)

Today 10 volunteers, including eight students and one chaperone from the Hopkins School performed maintenance at the Ivy Narrow Bird Sanctuary. Volunteers removed multiple invasive species, including poison ivy and mugwort, pruned evergreen trees, and cleared debris from the site. Volunteers also spread 3 cubic yards of pine mulch surrounding plants, shrubs, and trees at the site.

06/02/2017

Planning
Planning

Oyster Point

Today, Oyster Point Greenspace leader, Steve Wilcox, and I met to discuss plans for Bayview Park and Triangle Park this summer. We walked through the two parks and evaluated the health of recent years tree plantings in addition to identifying opportunities for new tree plantings. Our initial plan involves weeding and mulching around the shrubs and perennials in Triangle Park to prepare the space for July 4th festivities before moving to maintenance and plantings in Bayview Park. Regular workdays for the Oyster Point group are scheduled for Saturdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

06/02/2017

Planning
Planning

Mill River Trail

The Mill River group met on Thursday, June 1st with URI Director, Chris Ozyck, and representatives from the New Haven City Plan Department to discuss plans for the Mill River Trail and accompanying urban oasis space during the 2017 summer. In addition to invasive removal and wildflower and shrub plantings, the group would like to repair benches to help make the Mill River Trail a destination that connects residents from both East Rock and Fair Haven to the river.

05/31/2017

Planning
Planning

Troup Group

During the initial 2017 summer planning meeting for the Beers St./Troup Group Greenspace group, streetscape maintenance, including pruning and mulching were discussed. Almost all of the trees planted in recent years are in very good health, but pruning will be required to help them survive and thrive. Group leader, Charlie Nixon, expressed a desire to plant additional trees where possible and spruce up the streetscape with perennials of various colors to liven the neighborhood.