2009 Report for Blockwatch 303

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2009

Number of volunteers

9

Total volunteer hours

197

Number of events

20

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

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2 Emerald Green Arborvitae

Number of perennials planted

5

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3 Bee Balm, 2 Astilbe

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

8.50

Summary

Blockwatch #303 has worked with Community Greenspace since 2001 beautifying public spaces around Westville. The group maintains several perennial beds at Beecher Park, which surrounds the Mitchell Library as well as beds at the intersection of Fountain and Whalley, Blake and Whalley, West Rock and Whalley, and Chapel and Yale. This year the group added a new perennial bed along the east edge of the Mitchell Library. As a group with superb gardening skills, Blockwatch #303 was entrusted with raising perennial seedlings from the Battery Park Conservancy in New York City, which they have planted in a number of sites at Beecher Park. The group has developed a self-guided walking tour of the trees of Beecher Park, allowing the community to enjoy and learn about their natural surroundings.

Other activity

The group divided out previously planted perennials and added them to their new beds