Wintergreen Brook at Common Ground

Volunteer Leader(s):

Wintergreen Shepherds
Joel Tolman

Neighborhood: Westville/Amity

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT, 06515

Intern(s):

2017 Greenspace Report

The Urban Oasis site at Wintergreen Brook was stewarded over the spring and summer seasons by groups of Common Ground High School students under the leadership of their environmental science teacher. Not only did they learn about ecology, water quality, and species inventories from their studies, but they also built a new set of stairs to allow safer water access, and removed countless invasives. With the URI crew of high school students, we also planted two American Holly trees at the oasis site, five Christmas ferns, and re-mulched most of the existing trail, refreshing the area which is becoming a truly lovely, shady retreat.

2017 Accomplishments

  • 2 trees planted (American Holly)
  • 5 perennials planted (Christmas Fern)
  • 6 events
  • 5 volunteers
  • 18 volunteer hours