2010 Report for Watson And Bassett

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

Watson and Bassett, New Haven, CT

Year

2010

Number of volunteers

20

Total volunteer hours

49

Number of events

11

Number of trees planted

2

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1 Linden, 1 Purple Leaf Plum

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

16

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4 coral bells, 4 hostas, 2 black-eyed Susans, 2 liriope, 2 blue fescue, and 2 plumbago

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

2.50

Summary

The Watson and Bassettt Greenspace group has been part of URI's Greenspace program for many years. The group began with an initiative to turn a vacant corner lot into a park. The park has been maintained over the years by the group's dedicated leader and a handful of community helpers. The park's plantings are at capacity, so the group decided to focus on maintaining the plantings and building a new bench near the existing park bench. A bird bath was salvaged for the area near the existing bird houses. In addition, the group began negotiations to restore a piece of art in the park that has become weathered and rusted. Later in the summer new interest was sparked in trees on Bassett Street. Several neighborhood teens and younger children were helpful in the two tree plantings and the bench building. The group's work this summer, including the bench, birdbath, and trees, will have a lasting impression on the community.

Other activity

The group built 1 bench, placed 5 bluestones for the ground in front of the benches, put up 1 birdbath and 1 poster picture of the original Greenspace group posted on the birdhouse.