2019 Report for East Rock Park

Neighborhood:

East Rock

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

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

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

8

Total volunteer hours

72

Number of events

5

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

4

Enter more details about shrubs planted

Yucca (variegated)

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.00

Summary

The Friends of East Rock Park continue to be caring stewards of the park. They covered a lot of ground in the park picking up trash. They also focused on a particular path called Betty’s Way where they weeded and mulched along the edge of the path, planted shrubs besides benches, spread wildflower seed and pruned shrubs and trees. Much of East Rock Park is natural vegetation and the group worked to restore succession of healthy ecosystems by removing invasives from trees and the forest floor. The volunteers worked alongside Youth at Work high schoolers part of the time which was a highlight for everyone.