2018 Report for East Rock Park

Neighborhood:

East Rock

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Orange St & Cold Spring St., New Haven, CT, 06511

Year

2018

Number of volunteers

9

Total volunteer hours

56

Number of events

5

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

5

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Variegated Dogwood Bush, Yuka, Gro Low Sumac

Number of perennials planted

36

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Vinca

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The Friends of East Rock Park has been partnering with the Youth at Work program to work with local youth to maintain and care for East Rock Park, and provide a meaningful outdoor work experience for the youth. This year the Friends of East Rock Park community members, along with the Youth at Work and URI, completely cleared the weeds and opened sight lines around three benches beside Rice Field. Along Rice field a stone stairway had previously been put in, and the Youth at Work and community members planted 36 perennials and 5 bushes beside the path. The engagement of the young members of the community provides inspiration and a lesson on what can be accomplished with consistent effort.