2019 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

2019

Number of volunteers

31

Total volunteer hours

322

Number of events

10

Number of trees planted

1

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Blackgum

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

51

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yarrow, coneflower, coreopsis, liatris, daylilies, catmint, Russian sage, sedum, lamb’s ear, daisy, geranium, aster, cardinal flower, obedient plant

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

2.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Signage

Quantity:

5.00

Details:

For wood chips, flowers

Summary

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.