2014 Report for Arch Street

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

43 ARCH ST, New Haven, CT, 06519

Year

2014

Number of volunteers

19

Total volunteer hours

105

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

2.00

Summary

Arch Street was one of the very first groups to work with the URI Greenspace program beginning in 1995. Since then the group had converted a row of three abandoned house lots into a beautiful neighborhood park, marked by a striking wave-shaped fence designed by Yale architecture students. This summer the group was able to do a large amount of cleanup, pruning, and mulching with the support of workers from local organization Teen Challenge. While much work remains to be done, the park looks significantly better than it did at the beginning of the season and has become a usable space again.