2018 Report for Blockwatch 303

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2018

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

57

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

0

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No trees were planted this year

Number of shrubs planted

3

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Chokeberry, Sargent Juniper, Bayberry

Number of perennials planted

14

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Blazing Star, Pow Pow Echinacea, Hens and Chicks, Catmint, Meadow Sage, Black Eyed Susans

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

Blockwatch 303 has throughout the years created and taken care of beautiful greenspaces in the Westville neighborhood. This season Blockwatch 303 continued this stewardship at Beecher Park, and took on the new project of creating a memorial garden for Chris Engstrom. Chris Engstrom was a local artist in Westville who passed away due to ALS. Members of the community this summer came together and created a small parking lot island garden dedicated to him at the corner of Blake Street and Whalley Ave. This project, along with the numerous hours of maintenance by community members to care for the green spaces in the neighborhood are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the members of Blockwatch 303.