2019 Report for Oyster Point

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Oyster Point, 40 Sea Street , New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

12

Total volunteer hours

60

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

2

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Dogwood 'cherokee princess' (Bayview Park) Dogwood 'pink' (Bayview Park)

Number of shrubs planted

3

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1 beach plum 1 rosa rugosa 1 bayberry

Number of perennials planted

5

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5 miscanthus 'strictus' porcupine grasses

Yards compost spread

0.20

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Summary

At the end of Howard Avenue sits a bench, looking out into the Long Island Sound — a view framed by a small beach. After almost two decades of stewarding two spaces elsewhere in the South Hill neighborhood, the Greenspace members of Oyster Point concentrated on beautifying the beach through ample weeding efforts (especially tackling mugwort), new plantings (bayberry, porcupine grasses, and a beach plum), and regular watering. We capped off the summer with a double dose of dogwood planting in Bayview Park.