Watson And Bassett

2018 Greenspace Report

Set on the corner of Watson and Bassett Streets in Newhallville, the Watson and Bassett Greenspace is one of the longest running Greenspace groups working with URI. This 2018 summer season through determined outreach in the neighborhood, Watson and Bassett was able to see a great increase in community participation. Families and kids came to attend and help at our work days, and by their efforts they opened the space up to more light by trimming overhanging trees, cleaned and planted in the previously empty back space of the site. They removed an invasive bush that hid the site from the biking path, and planted two holly bushes in its place, as well as two trees across the Farmington canal. The intergenerational efforts of all involved at the Watson and Bassett space resulted in the opening of the Watson and Bassett Greenspace to the Farmington Canal, and created a more inviting natural space for the neighborhood to enjoy.

2018 Accomplishments

  • 2 trees planted (Yellow Magnolia, Serviceberry)
  • 2 shrubs planted (Blue Holly)
  • 13 perennials planted (Variegated Hostas, Catmint, Coral Bells)
  • 2.0 yards mulch spread
  • 9 events
  • 23 volunteers
  • 90 volunteer hours