2011 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

2011

Number of volunteers

14

Total volunteer hours

165

Number of events

17

Number of trees planted

1

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stewartia

Number of shrubs planted

3

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andromeda

Number of perennials planted

100

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lavender, daylily, phlox, euonymous, achillea, blue fescue, shasta daisy, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, dianthus, Russian sage, geranium, liriope, campunula, hosta, sedum

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

5.00

Summary

Now in its fourth year, the Monitor Square Greenspace group focused consistent energy on continuing stewardship in and around Monitor Square park. The group has historically worked to beautify the triangular park bounded Chapel, Derby, and Winthrop in the West River neighborhood, transforming the space into an inviting destination and a beautiful entrance to the area. Under the steady leadership of John Fitzpatrick, the group worked tirelessly to maintain and beautify both the park and its surroundings - watering and weeding, and restoring perennial plantings in park flowerbeds and around park and street trees. Members elicited participation from new neighbors, with whom they established a beautiful garden bed in front of the apartment building at the corner of Derby and Winthrop. The group continues to care for more than thirty neighborhood street trees, including those that the group has planted, those planted by URI's Greenskills program, and even more mature street trees.