2014 Report for Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Chatham St. and Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT

Year

2014

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

47

Number of events

3

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

19

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Russian Cyprus, Azalea, Boxwood, Rose

Number of perennials planted

37

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Hosta, Liriope, Yucca, Daylily, Russian Sage, Coral Bells

Yards mulch spread

2.50

Summary

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association Greenspace spent the summer focusing on lead remediation projects. After doing outreach, four yards were identified as possible projects and three of those yards were completed. Each week, community members volunteered their time to help remediate and beautify yards with high levels of lead. The remediations consisted of removing contaminated soil and replacing it with fresh soil, bringing in new shrubs, and planting beautiful perennials. After each meeting, there was food, drinks, and conversation to celebrate the work that had been done to make the neighborhood safer.