Musa Joko

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URI Internship Year:

2021

F&ES Graduation Year:

2022

F&ES Degree:

MF

Musa is a Master of Forestry candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. Her passion for social forestry grew when she worked as a forester in Zimbabwe prior to coming to Yale. She is excited to be joining URI as an intern this summer, in community building, environmental restoration and in stewardship of Green Spaces.

Group

Lenzi Park

Watson And Bassett

Blake Street Pocket Park

Beaver Ponds Park

East Edge Gardeners

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Scantlebury Park

Westville Roundabout - The Roundabout Gardeners

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

08/12/2021

Planting
Planting

Lenzi Park

The group met to plant some Stella D'oro Day lilies, to water and to cut back some raspberries. It was an amazing workday.

08/07/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Watson And Bassett

It was a highly productive day, at Watson and Bassett on Saturday. We applied some stone dust around the benches and broadcasted some grass seed. David helped moving the stone dust while Mr Scott was watering.

08/05/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Scantlebury Park

The group ended the summer on a high note as we marked the wild flower garden with painted stakes and we also spread some mulch.

08/05/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

With the help of Common Ground High School students the group continued to clear invasive plants. The friends of Beaver Ponds were very excited about the new bridge that was constructed and the fence that was mended by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

08/04/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Roundabout - The Roundabout Gardeners

Prunning and spreading pine bark mulch were the activities of the day. One section was left because of a swarm of bees that had their habitat there.

07/31/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The group did outstanding work within a short space of time. Some perennials were planted, stone dust was applied and a stone bench was set up at the park.

07/31/2021

Planting
Planting

Scantlebury Park

The committed team planted ten day-lilies close to the blue spruce, and also broadcasted wild flower seeds on the flower garden.

07/29/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

The group focused on removing mugwort and multi flora rose. Cottonwood and willow trees that were resprouting were cut down.

07/28/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

Mulching was completed on the West bed of Hobart Street and the two Brownell Street beds. The group felt very accomplished.

07/24/2021

Planting
Planting

Blake Street Pocket Park

Chris, Susan, Maria and I met on Saturday to plant some perennials at Blake Street pocket Park. Most of the plants were sun loving and they were planted on the front side of the park.

07/24/2021

Planting
Planting

Scantlebury Park

The group felt accomplished after planting a Kousa Dogwood, which is the second tree at this Park this year. The volunteers also managed to weed and mulch the shrub area. A new volunteer joined us, all the way from Hamden and we had a highly productive workday.

07/22/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Adults and children came in their numbers to spread 2 yards of mulch at Lewis Street Park and planting some perennials. It was also a beautiful day to catch up with friends.

07/22/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

Committed volunteers from this Park and Common Ground students gathered on this day to remove invasive plants. Nan also brought perennials to plant on the site. Children were there too, and we had a lot of fun!

07/21/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

The group did a great job on this day. They spread mulch on the East bed of Hobart Street. They also did some watering.

07/21/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Roundabout - The Roundabout Gardeners

Weeding was the main activity of this workday. The group was excited to meet for the first time this summer.

07/17/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

Stone dust was spread on the path to suppress the weeds. At the end of the workday, the park was so beautiful.

07/17/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Scantlebury Park

The volunteers prepared the wild flower garden, removed invasive plants, and watered the plants recently planted. Many people stopped by to say hello and we had a chance to let them know of the work we were doing.

07/15/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

The unwavering commitment of the friends of Lenzi Park was continued on this day as they applied 1.5 yards of stone dust.

07/15/2021

Planting
Planting

East Edge Gardeners

The Hobart Street beds looked so beautiful after planting twelve Stella d'oro day lilies. Three purple and white echinacea added some contrast. The group also replanted many daffodil bulbs unearthed during the process.

07/15/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

The main activity of the day was removing invasive plants like multiflora rose. We also cut back some willows which were shading many native plants.

07/10/2021

Planting
Planting

Scantlebury Park

Planting a Blue Spruce was a milestone activity for the group. They had a sense of achievement and they are patiently waiting for the festive season to decorate the tree. Three butterfly bushes surrounding the tree add to beauty.

07/10/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Watson And Bassett

It is the primary goal of Mr. Scott to be exemplary in the Watson and Bassett community. He does not tire in cleaning the park and make it more welcoming all year round.

07/10/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

Blake Street volunteers came in their numbers to prune, weed and clear the path. It was a wonderful workday, with youths part of the team. We also had time to talk about plants they would like to add before the summer ends.

07/08/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

The team did some weeding in two beds. They are looking forward to applying mulch in those beds.

07/08/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

The committed volunteers did an amazing job, this workday. Weeding was completed in two beds and they are happy to add mulch in the weeks to come.

06/26/2021

Planting
Planting

Scantlebury Park

The crew did a tremendous job in planting shrubs and grasses on the edges of the skateboarding area. Shrubs planted the previous week were watered too.

06/24/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Great progress was made by the group on Thursday evening in spreading stone dust on the main path of the park.

06/24/2021

Planting
Planting

East Edge Gardeners

What a fantastic morning it was on Thursday! The group planted 2 Azaleas and 1 Nine-bark. Working in the morning was a great motivation to the team. One of their friends from Edgewood Park paid them a visit while they were planting.

06/24/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

The group did an amazing job in clearing the paths of the urban oasis site. Some native plants were planted as well.

06/19/2021

Planting
Planting

Scantlebury Park

The group was very enthusiastic to execute the planting plan on this Saturday morning. The amazing work they were doing attracted other people who had just come to visit the park. This was a great achievement for the group to have new people coming to join.

06/18/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

East Edge Gardeners

The volunteers dedicated this Friday afternoon to weeding and putting painted stakes around beds which are usually affected by mowing.

06/17/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

The volunteers met on this day for weeding, removing some invasive plants and prunning some shrubs. Children were really excited to help in picking up trash.

06/17/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Beaver Ponds Park

The group met this Thursday to clear the paths of the Urban Oasis site. Children were also part of the team.

06/15/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

This day was dedicated to watering, weeding and picking up trash. The group was really excited to see that the food pantry in this pocket is really supporting the community and they expressed an interest in setting up a small library opposite the food pantry.

06/11/2021

Planning
Planning

Scantlebury Park

The group met to plan for the summer. Several goals were set.

06/11/2021

Planning
Planning

Scantlebury Park

06/10/2021

Maintenance
Maintenance

Lenzi Park

Great progress was made by 6 volunteers who came for weeding and watering on this first workday. The group also made plans for the rest of the summer on this day.