Friends Of Edgewood Park

Volunteer Leader(s):

Stephanie Fitzgerald

Neighborhood: Edgewood

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: 506 Edgewood Ave., New Haven, CT

Intern(s):

2016 Greenspace Report

Friends of Edgewood Park started its season with a recognition from the National Audubon as an Important Bird Area. In a ceremony attended by state and local politicians, the conservation efforts of the Urban Resources Initiative and the Friends of Edgewood Park Park were appreciated and applauded. The Greenspace group worked hard in June planting a memorial tree and weeding around the gazebo and entrances to the Park. Work this year in the Oasis focused primarily on removing invasive plant material around the spring and defining the space more fully with the addition of trees and shrubs along the pathway. The interns from Common Ground High School gained valuable experience as they joined community members in providing water, planting, and removal throughout the month of July.

2016 Accomplishments

  • 6 trees planted (Amelanchier x2 at Urban Oasis Tupelo x3 at Mid-Bridge Cherry, Kwanzan x1 at Playground)
  • 18 shrubs planted (Lowbush blueberry, ninebark, witch hazel, aster, mountain laurel)
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 3.0 yards mulch spread
  • 10 events
  • 21 volunteers
  • 104 volunteer hours