2015 Report for Dover Beach Park

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

2 Lombard, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

8

Total volunteer hours

35

Number of events

11

Number of trees planted

3

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3 eastern red cedar

Number of shrubs planted

13

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arrowwood viburnum, winterberry

Summary

The Dover Beach Park Urban Oasis (formerly known as the Underpass Project) recently received urban oasis designation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and is now home to newly planted bird habitat. This site underwent a major transformation this year with help of a partnership between the neighbors, the city of New Haven, the CT Department of Transportation, and URI. Building on the work of last year - a pollinator garden planted at the intersection – this year’s major accomplishments included removal of invasive plants in the underpass area, installation of twenty 3’x5’ photos of birds and local neighbors on the underpass columns, and a bird habitat was planted on the south side of the underpass. The summer’s work culminated in a big celebration on-site with other Greenspace groups, the DOT, and the mayor and her staff.