Beaver Ponds Park

2019 Greenspace Report

Friends of Beaver Ponds Park had another successful summer maintaining and improving the park. For over a decade, residents of Beaver Hills have come together every Wednesday evening to plant, weed, and mulch. Their efforts have completely revitalized the park, which now serves as a natural oasis for wildlife, and for New Haven residents. Under the leadership of Nan Bartow, the Greenspace group has been an important source of community. Laughter and conversation can always be heard above the snips of pruners and the thud of shovels hitting dirt. The children also never fail to bring their energy and liven up the gardening work. This season, the group made an impressive addition of perennials by the berm and along the pond. A lovely Blackgum tree was planted in memory of Jeannie Graustein, a committed volunteer at the park. The group commenced and concluded the season with a potluck at Nan’s house.

2019 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Blackgum)
  • 51 perennials planted (yarrow, coneflower, coreopsis, liatris, daylilies, catmint, Russian sage, sedum, lamb’s ear, daisy, geranium, aster, cardinal flower, obedient plant)
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 2.0 yards mulch spread
  • 10 events
  • 31 volunteers
  • 322 volunteer hours