2017 Report for Wintergreen Brook at Common Ground

Neighborhood:

Westville/Amity

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT, 06515

Year

2017

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

18

Number of events

6

Number of trees planted

2

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American Holly

Number of shrubs planted

0

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N/A

Number of perennials planted

5

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Christmas Fern

Yards compost spread

0.00

Yards mulch spread

0.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Woodchips

Quantity:

5.00

Summary

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.