2020 Report for Washington Ave.

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

630 Washington Ave., New Haven, CT, 06519

Year

2020

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

50

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

3

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Weigela 'Wine & Rose'

Number of perennials planted

2

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Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

3.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Stonedust

Quantity:

3.00

Summary

Since 2016, the Washington Avenue Greenspace has been working to improve the vacant lot and streetscape along this block, where there had previously been essentially no street trees or public greenspace. This site is exemplary of how planning and commitment from summer to summer can bring about positive change to a street that formerly boasted few greenspaces. Although attendance was down this summer due to COVID-19, the group completed all of their stewardship goals and planted a few replacement plants along the edges of the lot.