2017 Report for Shepard (Emeritus)

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

91 Shepard Street, New Haven, CT

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

26

Number of events

7

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

7

Enter more details about shrubs planted

Arborvitaes, butterfly bush

Number of perennials planted

0

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Summary

This year Shepard Street set back to work cleaning up and expanding the Oasis farther back into the vacant lot. Led by Jody Kelly, the Shepard Street group worked actively to weed and re mulch the bulk of the Oasis, and set goals to plant evergreen trees back in front of the rock wall by the end of the year. We met all of our goals, and even managed to cover more of the Oasis in mulch than we previously planned, thanks to one weekend of help from the Common Ground High School students. We had great participation from various neighbors, including some kids who came running most times they saw us working. The vacant lot now has much more room in the back to fill with more perennials, infrastructure, or trees if they so choose.