2017 Report for Fillmore Street

Neighborhood:

Fair Haven

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

39 Fillmore Street, New Haven, CT, 06513

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

40

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

2

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Freeman Maple, Honey Locust (Streetkeeper )

Number of shrubs planted

0

Number of perennials planted

14

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Echinacea, Black eyed-Susan, bee balm, day lily, catmint

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Topsoil

Quantity:

0.50

Summary

The Fillmore Street Greenspace group was new this year to the neighborhood of Fairhaven, started by the family of a former URI intern and their neighbors. Although the original hope was to get an expansive and inclusive group of community members to meet and envision a plan for their neighborhood, the actual participation was limited primarily to a single family this season, despite efforts to canvas and recruit. Nevertheless, two trees were planted and lend a fresh and polished look to the streetscape, along with some beautiful perennials planted around them. Hopefully interest in the trees and work done will lead to increased participation next year.