2019 Report for Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Chatham St. and Clinton Ave., New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

17

Total volunteer hours

46

Number of events

4

Number of trees planted

1

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Hedge maple

Number of perennials planted

10

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Coral bells, hostas, wintercreeper, happy returns daylilies

Yards mulch spread

2.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Quantity:

3.00

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Cans of paint

Quantity:

1.00

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Pipe for fixing fence

Quantity:

1.00

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Can of Goof Off graffiti removal spray

Summary

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association greenspace quickly made up for its late start this summer. In just four weeks, the group laid one ton of mulch, planted ten perennials and one tree, and weeded the perimeter beds of Lewis Street Park. The focus of the summer was maintenance. As a result of the group’s advocacy, the overhanging pear trees and broken park equipment are on the Parks Department’s radar and URI staff repaired a jagged stretch of fence by the playground. The group plans to work past the end of the season to paint the cement bollards by Front Street alternating shades of blue, green, and pink to symbolize water, plants, and flowers. The volunteers of the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association have left Lewis Street Park a safer and more vibrant place for children to play.