2017 Report for Arch Street

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

43 ARCH ST, New Haven, CT, 06519

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

8

Total volunteer hours

19

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

1

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Boxwood

Number of perennials planted

11

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Coreopsis, Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro', Rudbeckia hirta, Liriope muscari 'Variegata'

Yards compost spread

2.00

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Gravel

Quantity:

0.50

Details:

.5 yd for path

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

1 gallon Paint for fence

Summary

The Arch street block watch began its partnership with URI in 1995, making it one of the oldest Greenspaces in New Haven. Many people have contributed to the transformation of this vacant lot into a community park throughout the years. This year, the group focused on maintenance and visibility. They were able to achieve many goals including painting the iconic fence, pruning overgrown shrubs and plants, removing dead trees, and adding mulch and pea stone. The Common Ground High School youth provided valuable support in reaching these goals. The group also planted perennials, picked up trash and mowed the grass. Importantly, community members from the Hill saw that this group is stewarding the park, which resonated with the spirit of community vitality.