2019 Report for Cedar Hill Neighborhood

Neighborhood:

East Rock

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

282 View St, New Haven, CT, 06511

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

25

Total volunteer hours

82

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

1

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Yoshino cherry

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

15

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miscanthus, yarrow, sage, yucca, geranium, coneflower, coral bell, phlox

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

Bookshelf

Summary

For decades, the Cedar Hill Greenspace group has been advocating for improving their neighborhood Led by Betty Thompson and her family, the group has contributed tirelessly to maintaining the beauty of their streets and ensuring residents’ safety. There are three mini Greenspaces: Betty’s Median, the Rock and Grace garden, and the 219 garden. Though small, these little patches of greenery brighten up the Cedar Hill neighborhood and are tangible representations of Betty’s inspirational passion for her community. Asides from maintaining the existing gardens, this summer the group planted a gorgeous Cherry tree by Rice Field in memory of Rebecca Turcio, Betty’s partner-in-crime for community advocacy. Additionally, the neighborhood children painted the sandwich board and a bookshelf that Kenya and Friends of East Rock Park built, both of which are colorful new additions to the playground.