Sherman Parkway

Volunteer Leader(s):

Kim Martin

Neighborhood: Newhallville

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: 619 Sherman Parkway, New Haven, CT, 06511

Intern(s):

2016 Greenspace Report

This summer our main activity was weeding throughout the space, especially near the entrances to Beaver Pond which is where the Oasis is situated. Due to a low volunteer turn out not we did not get to put in many new plants, but the impact of weeding around the newer trees and along the forest tree line was noticeable. This site holds a lot of potential to become a neighborhood gem with if there was enough care and interest from the community. Neighborhood Housing Services also worked on the site throughout the summer, utilizing various volunteer groups such as Hopkins High School Students and members of Bike and Build. They were able to weed and create a path stretching the whole length of the greenspace, laying down cardboard and mulch to help prevent future weeds.

2016 Accomplishments

  • 3 trees planted (hophornbeam, lilac, and pin oak)
  • 1.0 yards compost spread
  • 10.0 yards mulch spread
  • 3 events
  • 7 volunteers
  • 26 volunteer hours