2019 Report for Friends Of Farmington Canal

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

Hazel st. and Shelton ave, New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

22

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

2

Enter more details about shrubs planted

Witch hazel, beach plum

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Fencing

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

There was a long stretch of wood planks put in by Chris as edging for the Urban Oasis.

Category:

Signage

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

A bench was added at the 25th Year celebration to represent the partnership between the City of New Haven, the Community Foundation and URI over these 25 years.

Category:

Grass Seed

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

There was grass seed used after we dug up the original grass to put in the edging.

Summary

The Friends of the Farmington Canal Greenspace and Urban Oasis is an incredibly unique and ever changing place. With the Farmington Canal running right along the Oasis and through the greenspace, there are so many bikers, runners, and walkers who enjoy the beauty of the park. This summer, in an effort to help distinguish the Urban Oasis from the rest of the space, the group worked to install edging and spread over 3 yards of mulch. This helped define all of the plants that have been added over the years, including a witch hazel and beach plum planted this year. The City added new exercise bars, a water fountain, and will be continuing to add to this area in the near future. All of these new developments are helping to transform the space into a vibrant area for the community to gather, learn, and enjoy.