New Haven, State Officials Create 'Urban Oases' in 4 City Parks

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New Haven, State Officials Create 'Urban Oases' in 4 City Parks


Stoller, Kristin, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)


NEW HAVEN » The city has always been associated with the environment, Mayor Toni Harp points out -- just look at its nickname.

The "Elm City" was home to the very first tree-planting program in America, and now it is taking another step forward. "Urban oases" at four city parks were designated at a ceremony Friday, in Beaver Ponds Park, West River Memorial Park, Dover Beach Park and East Shore Park.

"Oases and refuge are going to be the beating heart of nature in the middle of New Haven," U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the ceremony in Beaver Ponds Park. "This project is a rare and precious statement about the importance of nature and about its continuing essential nature. Nature is nurture, as we know."

The oasis program aims to improve and restore wildlife habitats in urban areas, as well as foster environmental education and hands- on conservation with city youth, said Nan Bartow, president of community group Friends of Beaver Ponds Park.

Volunteers and students from Common Ground High School's Green Jobs Corps worked to remove the invasive species from each location and plant native species and vegetation with the hopes of attracting native insects and birds, she said.

At the Beaver Ponds Urban Oasis, wildflowers, berries and trees have been planted, and an "interpretive nature trail" has been installed with 20 informative signs along the way, Bartow said.

"This adds to what the community identity is," executive director of Audubon Connecticut Stewart Hudson said. "Communities need a place where young people and adults can connect with nature -- a tradition that we've forgotten at our own expense."

Audubon, a national organization, aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, according to its website. …

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