St. Martin De Porres

Neighborhood: Hill

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: 208 Columbus Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06519

2012 Greenspace Report

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES completed its fourth year as an URI Greenspace group by replenishing the vegetative buffer along Portsea Street on the playground which was planted the previous year. Plants were selected to bring color to the space year round and to grow up into large shrubs over time. They also worked to spread 25 yards of playground woodchips to improve the safety of the playground for the young children. Finally, they did great stewardship on the existing plants and trees around the school. Students worked together with instructors and parents to complete the project and to maintain the previous year's work.

2012 Accomplishments

  • 5 shrubs planted (5 Old Gold Junipers)
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 3 events
  • 26 volunteers
  • 82 volunteer hours