2009 Report for Monitor Square Park

Neighborhood:

West River

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

1523 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, 06511

Year

2009

Number of volunteers

18

Total volunteer hours

223

Number of events

21

Number of trees planted

6

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1 stewardia, 2 zelkova, 1 american elm, 1 honey locust, 1 aristocrat pear

Number of shrubs planted

5

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5 inkberries

Number of perennials planted

80

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12 loriope <br>15 daylilies <br>3 black eyed susan <br>7 achillea <br>5 echniacea <br>6 dianthus <br>4 russian sage <br>12 artemesia <br>2 catmint <br>2 leadwort <br>4 blue fescue <br>8 shasta daisies

Yards compost spread

1.50

Yards mulch spread

8.00

Summary

This is the sixth year that the West River Association has been active as a Community Greenspace Group. Throughout their history, the group has been fortunate to have competent leadership. This year, John Fitzpatrick was instrumental in taking on Monitor Square Park as the focus of the group efforts. Logging and impressive 223 volunteer hours, the community showed tireless dedication to making the park an attractive place for passersby and events.

Other activity

Planted annuals provided by community member surrounding monument. Hosted a July 4th tag sale.