2015 Report for West River Memorial Park

Neighborhood:

West River

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

West River Memorial Park, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

57

Total volunteer hours

110

Number of events

9

Number of trees planted

6

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2 hackberry, 4 amelanchier

Number of shrubs planted

12

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5 elderberry, 7 chokeberry

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Summary

The West River Memorial Park Urban Oasis made great strides this season. Spring boarding off of the great work done last year, this summer we added a nice mix of native trees and shrubs to the urban oasis, erected a deer fence to protect the plantings, and cleared an impressive amount of invasive mugwort within the native planting area and invasive phragmites along the river’s edge. Now there is a clear view of the water!