2010 Report for Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Neighborhood:

East Rock

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

282 View St, New Haven, CT, 06511

Year

2010

Number of volunteers

29

Total volunteer hours

107

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

10

Enter more details about shrubs planted

2 Butterfly Bush, 2 Viburnum, 2 Andronema, Inkberry, Wygelia

Enter more details about perennials planted

Assorted Day Lily, Liriope, Coral Bells, Variegated Hosta, Vinca Minor, Pachysandra, Wild Ginger, Hamlin Grass

Yards compost spread

0.50

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Summary

Cedar Hill is a community nestled by the slopes of East Rock Park. The Cedar Hill Greenspace group, led by three tremendous women, has helped transform and beautify streets, corners, medians, and open space throughout the neighborhood. This year the group came together and continued the stewardship efforts to maintain these splashes of green and color. The final weeks of the summer were spent tending and planting in the View St. playground, which overlooks a forested bend in the Mill River and Rice Field. Joined by neighborhood children and the youth at work interns of Friends of East Rock Park (FERP), this small playground was planted with a variety of native perennials and flowering bushes to attract wildlife to its edge.