Fairmont Park

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Seven volunteers posing for a picture in front of the forest
A volunteer plants a spicebush
Two volunteers pulling out invasive plants at the edge of Fairmont Park
A volunteer removes invasive plants from one of the garden beds at Fairmont Park
Two volunteers pulling out invasive plants at the edge of Fairmont Park
Two volunteers decide where to plant shrubs in one of the garden beds at Fairmont Park
A volunteer removes invasive plants at Fairmont Park
A volunteer plants an elderberry shrub along the forest edge

2022 Greenspace Report

This summer, and all throughout the past year, the Friends of Fairmont Park focused their efforts on removing invasive species along the edges of the park. Working diligently, they managed to clear out large swaths of burning bush, bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle, and mugwort, making way for the exciting part of the season—planting dozens of new shrubs to create a new understory made up of native plants, many of which would be enticing to the variety of wildlife species found in the park!

2022 Accomplishments

  • 61 shrubs planted (7 spicebush, 4 possumhaw viburnum, 2 chokeberry, 3 highbush cranberry, 6 silky dogwood, 7 summersweet, 4 arrowwood viburnum, 2 bayberry, 8 blueberry, 5 winterberry, 4 elderberry, 7 grey dogwood, 2 snowberry)
  • 10 events
  • 12 volunteers
  • 132 volunteer hours