2014 Report for Fairmont Park

Neighborhood:

East Shore/Annex

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

100 Clifton Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2014

Number of volunteers

9

Total volunteer hours

17

Number of events

4

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.00

Summary

The Friends of Fairmont Park group entered it second year as a URI Greenspace group. This year the group's main goals were to increase community participation, remove invasive species from the park's entrance, to add a sign to make the entrance more inviting, and lastly, to improve paths by installing lighting. The first major task was to remove large quantities of Burning Bush, considered to be an invasive in Connecticut, and Norway Maple. By removing the Burning Bush, the group increased visibility of two stone pillars located at the entrance of the park and increased visibility into the beautiful community garden. Towards the end of the season, 25 high school students working with Yale's Explo camp, attended a workday in order to help with invasive removal. The summer was capped off by group gathering that ended with a live performance by Prester John.