Quinnipiac River Park

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the stuff of life
elixir for troubled trees
some added support
Two people planting tree
Adults and kids in front of newly planted tree
Child playing in wheelbarrow
Newly planted tree
Volunteers digging hole

2020 Greenspace Report

This year may not have been one of greatly tangible progress with the Friends of Quinnipiac River Park, but it was an important one nonetheless. While the pandemic and then the tropical storm presented major challenges to the Greenspace and its many committed stewards, Tom and Noy were still able to cover for the greater group and represent its commitment to the park, the community and the memories of those for whom trees beautifully stand in love, hope, strength and solidarity. I was proud to be a part of their quiet yet far from unnoticed efforts. Together we stewarded the space, watering and supporting stressed and wind-blown trees, sprucing up the pollinator garden and helping to keep the memorial tree gardens free of litter and debris. Beyond these measurable achievements, the Friends’ gathering together also represented something, I believe. It showed that even in the wake of drought, natural disaster and disease, their devotion to the park, to the lives and memories it embodies and to each other does not waver, but is again renewed. After all, they started out in the wake of disaster—so why should that phase them now?

2020 Accomplishments

  • 3 events
  • 2 volunteers
  • 10 volunteer hours