2017 Report for Watson And Bassett

Neighborhood:

Newhallville

Type of Site:

Vacant Lot

Address:

Watson and Bassett, New Haven, CT

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

11

Total volunteer hours

39

Number of events

8

Number of trees planted

0

Number of shrubs planted

5

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Knock out rose, Inkberry, euonymus, weigela

Number of perennials planted

20

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St John’s Wort, tiarella, Echinacea Cheyanne Spirit, Wintergreen, catmint

Yards compost spread

1.00

Yards mulch spread

0.50

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Fencing

Quantity:

10.00

Details:

Replaced 10 broken pickets

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

Paint for the fence

Category:

Hose

Quantity:

1.00

Details:

20 foot hose

Category:

Signage

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

One dog sign, one trash sign

Summary

Watson and Basset is a popular place to stop and rest for those on the Farmington Canal trail and in the neighborhood, due to its shade, bench, and inviting nature. The park is one of the oldest vacant lots and is still managed by one of its founders. This summer, the group planted perennials and shrubs, watered, and stewarded the site. The big project was repairing and painting the fence in bright bold colors, which was spearheaded by the kids.