2017 Report for Beaver Ponds Park

Neighborhood:

Beaver Hills

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

intersection of Crescent Street and Fournier Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

29

Total volunteer hours

465

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

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Hypericum albury purple

Number of perennials planted

125

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daylilies, coral bells, echinacea, russian sage, yarrow, blackeyed susans, liatris, scabiosa, 'autumn joy' sedum, sedum spurium, speedwell, catmint, coreopsis, bee balm, gaillardia, cornflower, cosmos

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

6.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Woodchips

Quantity:

6.00

Details:

6 yards delivered by Parks Department

Summary

Friends of Beaver Ponds Park is a large, dedicated group of volunteers that meets every Wednesday evening during the summer to improve the natural features of the park and support and preserve wildlife. Now park visitors can enjoy new informational signs along the mulched path by the southern side of the pond thanks to efforts and talents of this group. The park is looking increasingly vibrant after volunteers planted 125 perennials in the park and distributed over 6 yards of mulch. Each week volunteers removed countless wheelbarrows full of invasive plants to make room for a diversity of native, pollinating flowers and shrubs. The space serves as an educational space and a beautiful refuge for both neighbors and wildlife alike.