Southwest Corridor Park

Volunteer Hour Tracking - 2020


2716 hours tracked in 2020

2716 total volunteer hours

Volunteers worked in more than 29 different garden locations in the Southwest Corridor Park

On our volunteer days, 409 leaf/compost bags have been filled.

Details - by Location and Garden

DateMap Area #Name of AreaHoursComments/DescriptionBags (optional info)Number of people in group
12-1-2020 7 hoursA warm 60 degrees. We pruned the roses at Greenwich in the morning, then Lincoln and I spread soil from a pile at Braddock.  1
11-29-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursRaked up entry through the bleeding hearts, pruned Roses more getting them ready for winter. Confronted an older gentleman yesterday that took chairs and table to trash barrel. Thinks they are inappropriate along with the sheep.  1
11-22-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursPlanted daffodils along flower bed near chairs. Raked Maple circle, 6 bags. 6 bags1
11-21-202002 Rose Garden9 hoursLast few days, put up fence closing lawn, raked leaves, pruned Roses, planted 75-100 bulbs. 24 bags1
11-20-202026 Harcourt Corner1 hoursPat Driscoll and I repaired the Coupler at harcourt and replaced the O ring.  1
11-20-202005A Steppingstone Garden1 hoursplanted holly tree from Ed Tiffany at Stone Yard.  1
11-14-2020 12 hoursToday, cool in the 40s. we pruned viburnum and mostly worked on the Stoneyard, removed trash and Euonymous, pruned holly etc. 6 bags3
11-8-2020 215 hoursTotal hours since July 1 1
11-1-2020SE 60 hours60 hours volunteered in November 2020 (Leaf cleanup25 bags1
11-2020JP 14 hoursClean up, leave raking, fence repair 1
10-30-2020 1.5 hourscleaning snow off tree branches 1
10-30-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursHeavy snow, snapped a big branch off of Maple and 1 of the 3 trees along the oval. Went and shook as much snow as I could off Maple.  1
10-30-2020SE 2 hoursToday, storm dumped 2" of wet snow on Boston. Temp going into 20`s tonight. Heavy snow resulted in about 12 large branches off mostly the Maples. Cercis at Rutland Oval almost all fallen over. 2/3 of Callery Pear at Durham Swale fallen over. All flowers pretty much wiped out. Went out to shake snow off branches bent over. A beautiful day all over, just a bit deadly.  1
10-28-2020 3 hoursworking on volunteer data base 1
10-26-2020 3 hourspruning, weeding 1
10-22-202003 Symphony Corner3 hoursweeding, pruning 1
10-21-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursPruned Roses readying for winter, fixed stakes of rope fence.  1
10-19-2020SE 2.5 hoursthinned lilies in garden on Corridor at end of Greenwich Park 1
10-18-2020SE 3 hoursThin out lily patch on corridor at end of Greenwich Park 1
10-18-2020 3 hourspruning, weeding, picking up trash and needles various gardens 1
10-14-202004 Butterfly Garden3 hoursweeding, replacing fencing, pruning, trash 1
10-14-202003 Symphony Corner3 hoursToday I worked with Althea on cleanup of Symphony corner, and planted 2 Yucca Golden Sword. DCR Painted over Elizabeth Taylors painting of FD at dog park barrel. 4 bags1
10-11-202009 Claremont Inlet2 hourscleaning up trash, needles, feces 1
10-10-2020SE 39 hoursFOR WEEK OF 10/4 TO 10/10. Watered, workid with Althea on Meadow, talked with Elizabeth Taylor about painting Frederick Douglass, shopped at Weston and planted across the park , and continued watering before the water is turned off. Drought continues, 33% short of normal rainfall.  1
10-8-2020 2 hoursweeding, pruning 1
10-5-2020 2 hourspicking up trash, weeding-various spots 1
10-3-202004 Butterfly Garden3 hoursPruning and pulling invasive vines 1
10-3-202005 Butterfly Garden Annex65 hoursTotal for summer30 bags1
10-1-202011 Round Window Lawn3 hoursPruning with Franco-various gardens 1
10-1-2020SE 9 hoursAlthea and I pruned and weeded at Claremont Green, Blackwood Green and Steppingstone. Lincoln helped in the am. Some work at Greeenwich Garden. Afternoon worked on Harcourt and the Yard.12 bags1
10-202005 Butterfly Garden Annex25 hours6 bags1
10-2020JP 24 hoursHarvesting, Cleanup, sowing winter rye 1
10-2020SE 50 hours50 hours volunteered in October 202015 bags1
10-2020SE 45 hours45 hours volunteered in October 202010 bags1
9-29-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursHard raked bare grass area, dethatched thin areas, metal flex raked all grass area, spread grass seed, fertilizer, soil enhancer. Moved flower bed rope to rope off bare/thin grass areas, staked pass through area and advertised new grass seed laid down. Watered in.  1
9-28-2020 42 hourstotal independent hours for September up to now, multiple gardens-butterfly meadow, Claremont cove etc.  1
9-25-2020SE 15 hoursFriday, we went up to Mason Hollow, Saturday and Sunday just me 4 hours each day. Planted, pruned and watered  1
9-25-202005A Steppingstone Garden1.5 hoursPlanted mums and rue in container; weeded; watered. 1
9-24-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursDivided and moved bleeding hearts to surround both witch hazel tree clumps. Watered them in along with watered Bombara plantings.  1
9-23-202012 Greenwich Park Terrace2 hoursplanting some new plants (approx $50 value) 1
9-19-2020SE 34 hoursSept 13 to 19. Planted at Tennis Corner, pruned and weeded Greenwich Raised bed and Strip, Pruned at Canton, Harcourt flower Bed. Weeded at Upper Braddock and lower Follen, Lincoln re set edging at Canton. Sumac broken in two. 10 bags6
9-19-202005A Steppingstone Garden2 hoursWeeding; removing some of the bamboo grass; removing bindweed vines; watering  1
9-18-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursMulched Ferns near Bombara.  1
9-18-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden0.75 hoursCutting back tree shoots; re-arrange stones & plant stakes. 1
9-17-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursWeeded, rabbit work  1
9-11-2020 2.5 hoursMike R and I met with Officer Claire Duffy of BPD regarding homeless and opioid issues in the park and possible solutions 2
9-9-202014 Durham Oval30 hoursSept 9 to 12. Planted and weeded the Durham Oval with 150 Mums. then mulched and watered. 4 bags6
9-3-202004 Greenwich Park CG Greenwich/Cumberland Community Garden1 hoursgeneral cleanup and weeding  1
9-3-202010 Claremont Island1 hoursweeding and cleanup 1
9-3-2020 8 hoursWe went to Mahoneys and got plants for tennis corner and planted them. Set up watering.  1
9-1-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden0.75 hoursWeeding, clearing out small pathway from mint and ivy., leaving some vinca along side of pathway. Reported one needle to 311 and had a conversation with two friends/co-workers about needles and drug use along the corridor from Jackson to Stony Brook (but not as intense as Mass Ave).  1
9-1-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursMoved Bombara sculpture from USES to Rose garden. Watering for the week also 4
9-2020SE 80 hours80 hours volunteered in September 202015 bags1
9-2020JP 44 hoursBuying plants, planting, weeding, watering 1
8-31-202016W Tennis Corner9 hoursWatered in the am, with Karen to NPT, then with Bill we finished the border at Tennis Corner 1
8-30-2020 40 hoursmonthly count of my independent hours, various gardens section 1 1
8-30-202016W Tennis Corner6 hoursWe dismantled Anne Hershfangs front garden and moved the stones to the Tennis Corner edge. Plants in Yard. 1 bags1
8-28-2020 15 hoursWe three dug out the plants at Hershfang`s back yard. Then planted them at Rose Garden, Round Window Garden, Garrison cove.  3
8-28-202002 Rose Garden10 hourswe dismantled the Hershfang garden. Then planted hostas and ferns mostly in the Rose Garden. We removed stone slabs. Weeded at Holyoke 2 bags4
8-25-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden1 hoursWeeding and deadheading. Found that some cosmos have started from the seeds planted earlier this season. 1
8-22-202005A Steppingstone Garden1 hoursWeeding, watering 1
8-21-2020SE 11.5 hoursWatered and watered and watered. This is the 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  1
8-19-2020SE 2.5 hoursWeeding between Greenwich Park and Claremont Park 1
8-19-2020 7 hourswe cleaned out the Stutzman`s garden on Pembroke and planted ferns at Claremont and Blackwood, left peonies for RWG and Hydrangea for Nancy at Garrison.  2
8-18-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursTrimmed tree shoots around the crab apple tree and deadheaded flowers; trimmed rose bush; removed some but not all of the milkweed. A volunteer who lives at Mildred Hailey Apts. has been weeding and the garden is in great shape. 1
8-17-2020 3 hourspruned and weeded at Newton East. 4 bags1
8-16-202023 Holyoke Half Moon4 hoursGarden by Carlton Dog Park. Weeded, removed grasses.  1
8-15-2020 9 hoursWe cleaned up and planted at the Yard and the Harcourt Reach. Then we cleaned up at Greenwich and Claremont, and pulled up some Houttunya. 2 bags3
8-13-202010 Claremont Island1 hoursweeding and cleanup 1
8-10-2020SE 2 hoursWeeding and watering corridor between Greenwich Park and Claremont Park 1
8-8-2020 5 hoursWe pruned weeded and planted at Harcourt. Set out water at Newton Raised bed. 2 bags1
8-7-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursDead headed roses. Adjusted soaker hose, added mulch to bean vines.  1
8-7-2020 21 hoursand 8/6. Watered all over park, went to Cochato Nursery, planted at Harcourt and durham, weeded out Durham, staked fallen sylphium at Braddock and Tithonia at Harcourt. 4 bags1
8-4-2020SE 2 hoursWeeding and watering corridor between Greenwich Park and Claremont Park. 1
8-3-202026 Harcourt Corner1.5 hoursSet up water at Follen and Braddock, rousted a sleeper druggy in the dog park with Pat, prepped the lawn mower crew, greeted Lincoln, weeded a bit,  1
8-2-2020SE 3 hours 1
8-2-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursWeeded under big maple circle, watered newly planted hyacinth bean vine seeds in lily of the valley section. 1
8-2-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursWeeded under big maple circle, watered newly planted hyacinth bean vine seeds in lily of the valley section. 1
8-2020JP 21 hoursWatering and weeding in JP 1
8-202002 Rose Garden6 hoursAdjusting water in July/August, soaker hoses and sprinkler 1
8-2020SE 45 hours45 hours volunteered in August10 bags1
7-31-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursMet with Mike to plant hyancinth bean Vine seeds in the lily of the valley section 1
7-31-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursMet with Mike to plant hyancinth bean Vine seeds in the lily of the valley section 1
7-27-2020SE 1.5 hours 1
7-26-2020 3 hoursWatered and put up stakes at Greenwich Community Garden 1
7-25-202005A Steppingstone Garden1.75 hoursWeeding, deadheading, plant markers 1
7-25-2020SE 8 hoursWe wedded, transplanted hostas and ferns to tree surround at Holyoke, watered Harcourt and Braddock. 1 bags4
7-24-2020SE 7.5 hoursWe cleaned out Harcourt small raised bed, planted marigolds, weeded and mulched at Harcourt, planted Little Jamies at harcourt reach, and Sorghastrum upper Durham, and weeded there as well4 bags1
7-23-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursFinished trimming yew hedge. Still need to bag some. Walked upper area of rose garden and the bicycle ramp next to mass Ave with an exterminator. He put out bait stations.  2
7-23-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursFinished trimming yew hedge. Still need to bag some. Walked upper area of rose garden and the bicycle ramp next to mass Ave with an exterminator. He put out bait stations.  2
7-22-202002 Rose Garden5 hoursMet Pat at rose garden he lent us gas hedge trimmer. Ryan and I Trimmed the top and sidewalk side. Need to still do garden side, touch ups and a more thorough cleanup. 7 needles reported to 311 that were picked up.  2
7-20-202004 Butterfly Garden15 hoursmultiple days, multiple gardens 1
7-19-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursTo hot out. 95 degrees. Dead headed some roses, weeded, disposed of two dead rabbits and put on sprinkler.  1
7-19-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursTo hot out. 95 degrees. Dead headed some roses, weeded, disposed of two dead rabbits and put on sprinkler.  1
7-16-2020SE 4 hoursMet with Lorraine and Ben over Durham Oval, weeded and mulched at Claremont, planted hosta at Durham Green, weeded and pruned at harcourt.  1
7-13-202002 Rose Garden6 hoursOver the last week moved watering around, dead headed roses and planted perennials along rope line and gravel path. Trimmed entry evergreen.  1
7-11-202006 Wellington Terrace 30 hoursMid May to July 5. Wendy began restoration of the Wellington UPper Bed with Tim Kang. 6 bags1
7-11-202005A Steppingstone Garden0.75 hoursWeeding, cleared out weeds around the cat mint that we put in last year. And the pink/red potentilla planted last fall is in bloom!  1
7-11-2020 8 hoursPlanted at Durham Green, Sheared hedges and removed invasives along the path at Greenwich, weeded out Raised Bed . 4 bags5
7-11-2020 3 hoursFirst Tomato Day. First Zinnia and Tall DAisy. Planted at Harcourt. 1
7-10-2020 5.5 hoursPlanted and watered around the park.  2
7-8-2020SE 5 hoursWeeding mulching and fencing 1
7-8-2020SE 7 hourscleaned out Durham swale and set up soaker hoses at Upper Wellington2 bags1
7-7-2020SE 30 hoursTotal for this year so far. I`ve done planting, mulching, fencing.1 bags1
7-7-202026 Harcourt Corner7 hoursTo Cavicchio and GITW, then PMAC meeting, and work on park 1
7-6-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursWeeded lily of the valley section and under big maple circle, pruned roses. 1
7-4-202026 Harcourt Corner9 hoursWe all weeded the Harcourt Reach.  4
7-3-202025 Canine Vista3 hoursMulch and weed1 bags1
7-1-2020 30 hoursRestoration of the Upper Wellington Bed with Tim Kang ,month of June 202010 bags1
7-1-2020SE 14 hoursOn 6/30 I pruned at Holyoke and mulched, then today spoke at length with Pat about Durham Oval, ran mulch, went with Wendy to purchase flowers for Upper Wellington, and planted and mulched at Harcourt. 2 bags1
7-2020SE 60 hours60 hours volunteered in July 202015 bags1
7-2020JP 23 hoursWatering and weeding in Jamaica Plain 1
6-27-202006 Wellington Terrace 7 hoursTim worked with Wendy Hamilton cleaning up and prepping the Wellington Upper Bed. Lots of needles and Day lillies. 10 bags1
6-27-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursWeeded lily of the valley section and under big maple circle. 1
6-26-2020SE 1 hoursWeeding and watering Claremont Street strip 1
6-26-2020SE 1 hoursMulching evergreens along Claremont Street 1
6-26-202006 Wellington Terrace 2 hoursMulched lower Wellington terrace 1
6-26-2020 12 hoursWatering, repair of vandalism at the Butterfly extension, repair of hoses, planting, and watering all over. Very Dry. 2 bags2
6-26-2020 12 hoursWatering, repair of vandalism at the Butterfly extension, repair of hoses, planting, and watering all over. Very Dry. 2 bags2
6-25-2020SE 1 hoursWeeding & watering along Claremont Street 1
6-24-2020SE 7 hoursMet with Althea, Jenn and Doug on inventory, worked various tasks with Lincoln. Watered Shopped mahoneys and Home Depot.  1
6-24-2020 1.5 hoursWeeding and watering beds and evergreens along Claremont Street. 1
6-21-2020SE 4 hoursexplored Meadow with Althea, and spread out soaker hoses for tim at Wellington.  1
6-21-2020SE 5 hoursDid inventory, planted at Harcourt, pruned at Braddock, watered along the park 1
6-20-202026 Harcourt Corner7 hoursPlanted sedum and catmint in Harcourt Reach, laid out soakers, Potted up Echinacea seedlings. Watered many areas.  3
6-19-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursAdjusted watering. Dead headed a few roses posted a sign next to Large Red Roses that all have been picked but one iover the last week. “Please take a pic (camera picture) but do not pick. Thank you” 1
6-19-2020All 1.5 hoursWeeding & watering raised bed at end of Claremont Park. Weeding along sidewalk between Claremont Park-Greenwich Park alley + azealia bed. 1
6-19-202026 Harcourt Corner9 hoursJuneteenth, I watered the park in 5 areas or so, Planted the butterfly weed and Alchemilla and Cleome and tickseed and watered the Harcourt Reach well. Cleaned Jerusalem Artichoke from Follen.  3
6-17-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursDead headed Roses and watered lawn and 3 tree area 1
6-16-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursWeeded under big maple circle 1
6-16-2020 5 hoursmet with Wendy and tim chang at Upper Wellington, and Althea, watered, attended Pat as he fixed the water at Follen, and watered more. After lunch met Lynne Foster and got her weeding claremont green as I repaired irrigatio material everywhere. Watered Durham Green 5 hours.  1
6-15-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursFinished transplanting tulips around the small Japanese maple in the whole pocket. It took all 150 of them. I really hope they come up next year. Moved the watering also.  1
6-15-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursRyan finished installing edging around the blue grasses to prevent them from spreading. Dug out the grasses that had spread.  1
6-15-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursWeeded under big maple circle 1
6-15-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursFinished transplanting tulips around the small Japanese maple in the whole pocket. It took all 150 of them. I really hope they come up next year. Moved the watering also.  1
6-15-202010 Claremont Island3 hoursOval weed and water; 1
6-14-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden0.5 hoursWatering; added borage seedlings to end of garden and more squash seedlings to box. 1
6-14-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursWeeded under big maple circle.  1
6-13-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursWeeding, transplanted acorn squash plants. 1
6-13-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursTalked with Alex about being a volunteer in the Rose Garden tending to the Maple tree circle and the lily of the valley section. Later I continued transplanting tulips at the small Japanese maple. So far have put in 60. I think it will take the full 160 I have and look awesome! Really hope it works rather than drying and storing for the summer and planting in Oct / Nov.  1
6-12-2020 3 hoursRemoved Stinging Nettle from Upper Wellington, planted in Harcourt Reach. Myrna planted flowers there as well.  1
6-12-202002 Rose Garden4 hoursI started transplanting tulips from Hayes Park around the small Japanese maple at entrance. Have about 40 in and another 80 to go. Going to fill that pocket. Ryan trimmed the burning bushes, verbernum and raked and bagged it.  1
6-12-2020 4 hoursweeding and tree mob class on ground covers 1
6-11-202009 Claremont Inlet3 hoursweeding and dividing plants, needle cleanup 1
6-10-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursDug about 150 fuchsia tulips out of Hayes park to be planted in Rose Garden and Wellington terrace  1
6-10-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursRan sprinkler for grass and top roses and flowers. Started laying out soaker hoses and started entry and mbta w soaker hose.  1
6-10-2020 17 hoursCarla and Iwent to NPT and Russels in the Am to get Plants. We planted from 3 to 5 or so all at the Harcourt Reach.  6
6-10-202025 Canine Vista2 hours1 bags1
6-10-2020 3 hourscleaning up trash, needles, feces and weeding Meadow and triangle 1
6-9-2020SE 6.5 hoursDealt with homeless and drugs in the am, then 3-5:30 watering and office work . PMAC meeting for 2 hours. Shut water off at 8:30 pm 1
6-9-202004 Butterfly Garden3 hoursweeding and pruning Claremont Cove and Meadow 1
6-9-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursWeeded the whole garden except the Maple tree circle. Tied up some daffodils.  1
6-8-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursWeeded entry, and Rose hill along corridor sidewalk. Emailed w Jennifer in art and sculptures.  1
6-8-2020 1 hoursWeeding under shurbs along sidewalk between Claremont Park & Greenwich Park. Watering myrtle in raised bed at the of Claremont Park. 1
6-8-2020 6 hoursdivided and moved lillies and Tansy in the Claremont Triangle garden 2
6-8-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursWeeded entry, and Rose hill along corridor sidewalk. Emailed w Jennifer in art and sculptures.  1
6-8-2020SE 1 hoursWeeding raised bed at end of Claremont Park 1
6-7-202011 Round Window Lawn7 hoursI planted at Canton, Harcourt Reach and Holyoke Circle, then dug out and moved Peopnies from the Yard to RWG and planted NJ Tea and flowers at RWG. 1 bags2
6-7-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursNeighbor gave some more wild bleeding hearts that I added to her donation last fall that I planted under witch hazel. Transplanted clumps of wild violets to the rope line to create more of a natural barrier to flower beds.  1
6-5-202006 Wellington Terrace 1 hoursCut 3 feet off the top and 2 feet off the front of rhododendrons at the end of Wellington st and Claremont st.  1
6-5-2020 10 hoursWith Anna, we planted Leucothoe at Tennis Corner. With Myrna we palnted Cosmos and Tickseed, I planted grass, Joe Pye. Then with Kait planted squash and Canna at Harcourt. Worked with Lucia on the new Peonies to be moved into her area.  5
6-4-2020 10 hourswe all worked on planting at Harcourt. Watered at Durham and Follen and Holyoke4 bags4
6-4-2020SE 1.5 hoursWeeding & watering Claremont to Greenwich Park strip 1
6-4-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursWatered Rose garden and Mbta pocket garden. 3 places w sprinkler for 2 hours each. 2 of 3 verbernum started wilting / stress 🙁. Should of watered a few days ago.  1
6-4-202009 Claremont Inlet3 hoursweeding and watering 1
6-3-2020 8 hoursToday I went to Cavicchio to buy the grasses for Harcourt Reach, then yakked with Pat and MIke about the restoration of water at the park. Later I worked with new volunteer Ben to install the grasses, set up soaker, work with Kim on Harcourt Reach.  2
6-3-202010 Claremont Island2 hoursgeneral weeding, pruning in garden plot 1
6-3-202004 Butterfly Garden3 hoursplanted pycnathemum plesum, pycnathemum verticllcitem, sambucus candensis, thalictrum pubescens,weeding 1
6-2-202026 Harcourt Corner3 hoursMet w Pat about water break and repair, and dug out pipe area for DCR to repair. Today? we hope. Prepped a flower bed at Harcourt Reach. Untangled a Goldfinch stuck in a mesh fence in Claremont Garden with Lou Rizzo.  1
6-2-202026 Harcourt Corner3 hoursPlanted the Tithonia and Zinnia at Harcourt.  1
6-1-2020 3 hourswatered at Harcourt.  1
6-2020SE 45 hours45 hours volunteered in June 1
6-2020JP 38 hoursPlanting, watering, weeding in JP for month of June. Brick path laying at Anson St. Dodder soil replacement and remediation at New Minton Butterfly garden. 1
5-31-202018S Braddock Hill5 hoursweeded and planted at Upper Braddock, planted at Harcourt Reach.  1
5-29-202026 Harcourt Corner3 hoursPlanted at Harcourt.  1
5-28-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursTrimmed trees next to grass area 1
5-28-2020SE 5 hoursToday the water got turned on, I watered some flowers, then proceeded to blow out the Dog Park Coupler sending water 8 ft into the air. Later we planted and set up soaker hoses.  2
5-28-2020 3 hourswork on volunteer list and letters 1
5-27-202013A Durham Green5 hoursset up irrigation, weeded, planted at Upper Durham, removed fence at Durham Green, watered Durham Green 1
5-27-2020JP 20 hoursPlanting, watering and weeding at Stony Brook 1
5-27-202010 Claremont Island1 hoursadded support rings for peony plants, weeding 1
5-25-2020SE 40 hoursThis is a rough estimate of hours since May 15. I was out every day for about 5 hours. Worked with Anna, Elizabeth the painter, Lincoln, Elizabeth Murray, Bill Dean. Started Poison Ivy eradication at Newton west, planted, shopped at Native plant trust and Russos and Mahoneys. Started plantings at Harcourt Reach, set out irrigation at various locations, moved plants all around the park. Trained new Stewards6 bags1
5-23-2020 4 hoursDigging new path and vegetable garden, cutting knot weed 4
5-22-202015 W. Rutland Circle3 hoursPlanted native perennials purchased on Franco`s trip to the Native Plant Trust.  1
5-21-202002 Rose Garden4 hoursHD run, 2 flats of white begonia with light green leaves. Planted them in the day lily flower bed.  1
5-21-202026 Harcourt Corner3 hoursweeding, raking , weekly average1 bags1
5-20-202002 Rose Garden4 hoursWent to fedex and made laminated signs for the Rose Garden. Took down the fence protecting the grass and stored it in community garden. Went through all the flower beds and weeded. Still need to do Maple and open mulch area.  1
5-19-2020 6 hoursWeed, plant, maintain1 bags1
5-19-202010 Claremont Island3.5 hoursClean up oval. Planted in early May. Will put in some more plants in the next weeks. 1
5-19-202023 Holyoke Half Moon12 hoursThis is an (under)estimate for the past two or three weeks or so. I take care of the Holyoke crescent, the area around the tot lot & now adding some of the area opposite Carleton court from the tot lot, as well as the small planting bed between the tot lot & community garden gate. 1
5-19-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursWeeding in Jackson Sq.; then to Stony Brook to look at something. 1
5-17-202002 Rose Garden2.5 hoursThe tall blue grasses that spread by ryzomes, dug trench around and put edging down to help prevent the spread. Removed grasses outside the 7’x4’ area.  1
5-17-202002 Rose Garden2.5 hoursThe tall blue grasses that spread by ryzomes, dug trench around and put edging down to help prevent the spread. Removed grasses outside the 7’x4’ area.  1
5-16-202010 Claremont Island2 hoursplanting seeds with Franco, weeding in Clarendon island plot 1
5-15-202012 Greenwich Park Terrace3 hoursWeeding thinning gardens and shrubs on strip between Greenwich Park and Claremont Park 1
5-15-202002 Rose Garden3.5 hoursHelped Franco cutting back yews. Then trimmed burnt Mh bush hedge, rhododendrons, cut a dead 2” branch out of Maple, worked a bit in MBTA emergency exit garden.  1
5-15-2020SE 12 hoursAnna worked on w. Rutland corner, Elizabeth and I planted in various spots, Mike and Hayden and I pruned the Yews at RWG 1
5-15-2020JP 1 hoursWatering; weeding. 1
5-13-2020 3 hoursassorted transplanting, weeding, cleaning 1
5-13-202005A Steppingstone Garden1.5 hoursPruned euonymus; weeded gill-on-the-ground, grasses and some of the bishops-weed. The alyssium saxatile and celandine are blooming, as well as purple vinca, violets and heal-all. 1
5-13-2020SE 10 hoursIn the Morning, Anna dug up grass plugs and Set up seeds while I raked and moved plants around. In the Afternoon, Bill and I replanted grass dug up by DCR at Blackwood, then planted garlic onion at Harcourt.  3
5-12-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursWeeded dandelions, cut back daffodils dead flowers.  1
5-11-202007 Claremont Green4 hourscleaned up trash, moved plants, weeded 1
5-10-202026 Harcourt Corner12 hoursPlanted the Chestnut at Braddock, flowers at harcourt, cleaned up Harcourt and the Yard.  4
5-10-2020SE 1 hoursWeeding and thinning Greenwich Park to Claremont Park gardens 1
5-9-2020JP 2 hoursTransplanted violas, Kniphofia and Ratibida pinnata; planted Athyrium angustum (3x) and Sanguinaria canadensis (4x). Watered. 2
5-8-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursHome Depot run. Planted 5 roses, 2 reds that grow tall along the evergreen hedge1 near bench and 2nd next to old dogwood tree in the middle that will go along with the existing 3 along the upper side of hill near bike ramp.  1
5-8-2020SE 1 hoursWeeding and planting myrtle shoots gardens an shrubs along Greenwich Park to Claremont Park sidewalk 2
5-7-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursWeeded whole garden, moved 4 more wh/yw daffodils to group area, moved more fox tails and a plant that always gets stepped on. Don’t know yet what it is.  1
5-7-2020SE 13 hoursIn the morning, Anna and I planted sprirea and goldenrod and daffodils, then in the afternoon Carla and I went to Cochato to buy plants.  1
5-6-202012 Greenwich Park Terrace6 hoursToday I worked with Andra and we put up the seeds in the Yard and worked on Greenwich lower bed. 1 bags1
5-5-202004 Butterfly Garden2 hours 1
5-5-2020All 6 hoursSent donation letters for the Conservancy 1
5-4-2020SE 6 hoursMet with Pat over much stuff in the Morning, then set up the seeds in the Yard seed bed, and worked on Greenwich Lower Bed2 bags1
5-4-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursRelocated large clumps of daffodils to 9 smaller ones along front entrance walkway. Transplanted a clump of medium height tulips from the top of hill hidden by lilac bush to a line of them on the right side at the end of the circle. Moved an orange tall tulip clump from open area next to circle to right side about 10 feet from path in the center of four Rose plants. Weeded dandelions and other weeds throughout.  1
5-3-202026 Harcourt Corner6 hoursToday we built the stone path across Harcourt Reach.  1
5-3-202018S Braddock Hill2 hoursplanted Ilex opaca, Angelica at Upper Braddock, etc.  1
5-1-202002 Rose Garden1.5 hoursFound some stakes painted green in Frank Jordan’s basement, used those and rope from swcpc to fence off other side of entry into Rose garden. Have planted 4 or 5 roses on that side to restore it back to what it once was. Will transplant a bakers dozen of daffodils later to match the other parts of the garden.  1
5-1-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursWeeded dandelions and thistle throughout. Cut back the rhododendrons to maintain sight line and sun to the roses.  1
5-2020SE 52 hours52 hours volunteered in May (1.75 hours per day) 1
5-2020JP 10 hoursPlanting and weeding last week of May 1
4-30-202007 Claremont Green3 hoursweeding, dividing, trash, needles reported  1
4-29-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden1.5 hoursWeeded. Planted pumpkin seeds in wooden box and in corner behind crab apple. Brought dandelions home for re-planting for dandelion greens. 1
4-29-2020SE 8 hoursMet with Ben about removing Junipers at Blackwood Green. transplanted flowers and shrubs at Claremont and elsewhere. I began an adhoc tall perennial flower bed at harcourt.  1
4-28-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursTransplanted 3 large clumps of yellow and white daffodils from the top of the hill behind bushes to the left side of the grass and path where lily of the valleys and foxtails are now also.  1
4-28-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursPulled another 10 random growing spirea and put them in mulch pile for Franco. Transplanted 10 daffodils to along the circle to complete the run along all roping.  1
4-28-202004 Butterfly Garden3 hoursweeding, dividing plants 1
4-28-2020SE 4 hoursMet with Althea and Karen and scoped out the Butterfly Meadow, Met Andra Dekkers who will be working on the Greenwich Park Lower Terrace, and I propped up Cunninghamia. Brought plants to Lucia in the RWG 1
4-25-202026 Harcourt Corner10 hoursI installed the edging along the Harcourt Reach and began the install of the path, then Lincon Scott and Jasper came and helped out , and Anna F. as well. Also planted the Ginko at the alley way at West Canton.  1
4-23-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursDig out 2/3 wild Spirea, gave Franco 20 of the bigger ones in the compost pile.  1
4-23-202026 Harcourt Corner4 hourstransplanted then went to LANDSCAPE Express to buy stone for HARcourt Reach. Chris debord installed the top to the seed bed.  1
4-23-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursDig out 2/3 wild Spirea, gave Franco 20 of the bigger ones in the compost pile.  1
4-21-2020 2 hoursspoke with Pat about cobble stone, planted Panicum virgatum in butterfly meadow along fence line, weeded out spreading Nettle, transplanted Mountain mint to Greenwich oval, seeded Durham Green, and cleaned up Claremont Comm Garden a bit.  1
4-21-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursCut out dead dogwood branches, trimmed up dogwood tree. Moved a few daffodils . Trimmed down entry evergreen to fence level to improve sight line into garden.  1
4-20-2020SE 45 hoursToday we scoured the streets for cobblestone and stole enough from the tree wells to finish the line at the Round Window Garden. Also met with Althea and transplanted Toad Lily, Carla and spoke about seed, and Scott who is now Steward at the Garrison Cove.  1
4-20-202002 Rose Garden4 hoursWent to HD bought 8 Rose plants, 1 climber to replace 1 at gate, 4 at entry path and another 4 on the right side of path at the beginning of grass and up to the right side of big evergreen. Planted them and fertilized.  1
4-17-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursDig out barberry and put in compost soil for Franco to transplant somewhere.  1
4-15-202018S Braddock Hill3 hoursToday, cleaned up the Yard and moved plants around, mostly to Upper Braddock. 1
4-14-2020 6 hoursWE planted flowers and grass at Claremont Green 1
4-11-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursTook 3 loads of mulch dropped off and covered top of hill along evergreens and spirea.  2
4-10-202002 Rose Garden1 hoursCut wintered tall grass and the barberry bush readying to dig it out and give to Franco.  1
4-8-2020 2 hoursPlanted sedum around the Tupelo, moved Peaonies to Lucia at RWG, then planted iris and day lily from various to Claremont Green 1
4-7-202018S Braddock Hill5 hoursApril 5 and 6. Beautiful weather, Pandemic rages, quiet. Raked out all of Braddock Hill, planted flowers, installed a wood support on Braddock HIll, raked out Harcourt planter. 8 bags1
4-7-202018N Follen Swale2 hoursraked out Follen and removed Mustard from Upper Braddock. Cleaned out the Yard too.  1
4-7-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursMulched Mbta garden, beginning of rose garden under rhododendrons, where the verbernum where and the foxtail.  1
4-7-202008 Blackwood Green5 hoursPick up donations from Encore Casino , planting  2
4-6-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursTransplanted verbernum to mbta garden, 1 barberry bush up to behind pine tree. Transplanted perennial foxtail? From verbernum area to beginning of tall fence. Transplanted wild iris that was growing in a rose plant where I planted lilies last year toon front of the pine tree.  1
4-5-2020 1.5 hoursPlanted cosmos and nasturtium seeds. Put soil, seeds and celandine in a new gray-blue ceramic planter (gift from a neighbor). Lightly raked and other minor tasks. 1
4-2-2020 2 hoursRaked out Greenwich, planted Chives at Claremont Green, fixed stone walls.  1
4-1-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursMoved the holly bush to left side of entrance where Azaela used to be. Moved the small evergreen bush that was alone in dog area over to where holly was. Dig out some chives and garlic plants and gave to Franco.  1
4-2020SE 45 hours40 hours volunteered in April (roughly 1.5 hours a day on average) 1
4-2020JP 2 hoursCleanup of debris from winter, weekly watering. 2
4-2020JP 20 hoursGrowing seedlings, early planting, weeding 1
3-31-2020 2 hoursUntangled rope, planted Carex, planted Burnet in Butterfly Meadow, put logs at Durham, talked with Mike about plants, tied up Parthenocyssus along fence line.  1
3-31-202002 Rose Garden2 hoursRaked Mbta garden, straightened metal posts. reviewed bushes relocation w Franco.  1
3-27-20202F Jackson Square Playground Garden2 hoursPlanted cosmos and zinnia seeds in the children`s garden. Provided a "Garden Science Coloring Book" with some craft supplies to the breakfast & lunch program to give to children. 1
3-27-2020 4.5 hoursYesterday and today, continued install of stone wall at Claremont, fixed rope fences, untangled a mess of rope, worked on Power Point. Met with Lucia on the Round Window Garden.  1
3-27-202002 Rose Garden5 hoursRyan raked lawn and put down grass seed. I transplanted 2 elephant hostas from entry to 6 along the burning bushes. Transplanted a rose bush to entry also. Trimmed dogwoods for sitel lines into garden area. 1 bags1
3-27-202002 Rose Garden5 hoursRyan raked lawn and put down grass seed. I transplanted 2 elephant hostas from entry to 6 along the burning bushes. Transplanted a rose bush to entry also. Trimmed dogwoods for sitel lines into garden area. 1 bags1
3-24-202008 Blackwood Green5.5 hoursvarious gardens7 bags1
3-22-2020 3.5 hoursMet with Lincoln. He is posting separately. WE cleaned out Canton Green and planted 3 junipers and 1 holly bush. 4 bags2
3-21-2020SE 10 hoursSAm showed up later as part of Boston Cares. No one else showed up. We spread compost, set up the little flower bed at Claremont and set stone. With Lincoln I set up fence in Durham Swale. Composted as well. 4 bags1
3-18-202002 Rose Garden5 hoursTransplanted 5 rose bushes. Mulched areas that had perennials at the time last year. Filled in mulch in other areas. Raked last area.  1
3-17-2020SE 3 hoursI weeded at Harcourt, then Anna and I installed fence posts at Durham Swale. As of today, it is recommended that we stay inside, but I may sneak out and spread compost. But, the park may be on its own till May.  2
3-15-2020SE 3 hoursPlanted Ginko across Mass Ave, Pruned at Durham and Blackwood 1
3-14-2020SE 60 hoursCleaning leaves out of garden beds and working on grass. Used over 30 leaf bags in March alone.30 bags1
3-14-2020 2 hoursWith Scott, wo is logging in his hours separately, I cleaned out the Holyoke Bed and spread compost. The Pandemic is strengthening, but out gardening so far is OK. 4 bags1
3-11-2020SE 5 hoursWe cleaned out Claremont Triangle, removed trash from Durham and Blackwood.  2
3-9-2020 9 hoursToday, march 9, we were at 70 degrees. We laid the stone path at Claremont Park.  4
3-6-2020SE 9 hoursA mixed Bag, 1 hour with Pat Driscoll, on park maintenance, 2 hours with Lorraine on Fundraising, then 6 hours cleaning up the park and running rope. I took down most of the support on the Glauca cypress.  4
3-5-202002 Rose Garden2 hours53 degrees, sunny, Transplanted 2 large rose bushes out of the area next to gravel path to along the tall fence blocking the alley. Bushes grow to 6 ft which was to talk next to path. Also transplanted 2 very small rose bushes. Rose bushes are budding and some beginning to leaf. A couple rose bushes kept a few living leaves through the winter.  1
3-4-2020 3 hoursI sent out emails to Lorraine, Jennifer, Northampton and DCR. Lincoln and I repaired fences along the back 40. Picked up 2 needles.  2
3-3-202002 Rose Garden2 hours63 degrees. Raked entry, maple, burning bush areas. Found 2 needles and 3-4 dog 🐶 💩 🙁 bought 4 packs of bags. Bumped into DCR Mike and he is going to drop more off. 8 bags1
3-202014 Durham Oval6 hoursSpring clean up of Durham Oval Spread compost.  1
3-2020SE 70 hoursMultiple garden projects along section one in March. Average 2.5 hours of volunteering/day. 30 bags1
2-25-202002 Rose Garden3 hoursRaked leaves on garden hillside 12 bags1
2-24-2020 2 hoursspread stepping stones at Claremont, Dug up a Rhus t from Holyoke Bed and planted it Upper Durham.  1
2-22-202004 Butterfly Garden20 hours10 bags10
2-18-2020 1.5 hoursMet with Pat concerning park. He will pick up stone edging from Landscape, will drop off compost when we want it. Tlaked about trees to be pruned or removed. Lilacs, dogwood, Birch. Then about the Grass at Durham and reseeding.  1
2-17-2020SE 4 hoursToday, 40 degrees and beautiful. We planted a Sourwood, Oxydendron arboreum at upper Durham Swale, and 2 Sumacs in pots in the Yard, along with Wintergreen. WE put together signs and put them in most of the way to Mass Ave.  2
2-12-2020 4 hoursPruned yews up and down park, found 4 needles, dug test holes in various locations for future tree placement, tied up Red Bud on Blackwood green. Measured Harcourt Reach. Gorgeous day in the 50`s and flies were buzzing in the Yard.  1
2-3-202001 Mass Ave Garden3 hoursToday we filled in a rat hole at Mass Ave Garden, spread Hay under Pine at upper Durham.  2
2-1-2020 3 hoursWe pruned roses and Yew, and removed invasive ivy. One needle. 4 yesterday4 bags2
2-2020SE 15 hours15 volunteer hours tracked in the last 5 days.  1
2-2020JP 8 hoursReplacing wattle fences 1
2-2020SE 30 hoursAdditional 30 hours. Leaf cleanup, painted last 2 green benches in tot lot and green bench between dog park and Harcourt garden10 bags1
1-29-2020SE 30 hoursFundraising development and begin license application for Durham Oval Project  1
1-27-2020 4 hoursWe planned for plantings, installed fence at Holyoke Ramp and upper Braddock.  1
1-26-2020 6 hoursWith Nina, we proposed making revisions to the donation card, and discussed other means of fund raising for the park 3
1-25-2020 2 hoursPlanted an uprooted Rhody, Pruned yews at Grenwich hard. 2 bags1
1-19-2020All 22 hoursMLK Weekend volunteer day with the Northeaastern University ACES program. Worked on photos for the GIS-based maps for the website. 11
1-17-2020 6 hoursDurham Oval meeting with Karen the landscape architect, Peter from Woven Steel and Lorraine and I. Moving the project forward. We need to move first on the MBTA permit.  1
1-13-2020SE 14 hoursBoard Meeting at Lorraines.  7
1-13-202025 Canine Vista6 hoursWent with Scott tp Home Depot and purchased more cinder block. Then Lincoln and I built the flower bed at the Yard 3
1-10-2020SE 4 hoursWe went to Home Depot to get Cinder Block for the base of the seed bed and stakes and a ladder. 1
1-10-2020SE 5 hoursHigh 30`s. we pruned at Canton, Harcourt, Newton west, Greenwich raised bed. Viburnum, roses, Chestnut, Holly, Callicarpa, Rhodys yews and Larch.  2
1-2-2020 3 hoursToday we pruned the lilac at the Tennis Corner at end of W. Rutland Sq.  2
1-1-202010 Claremont Island2 hoursGeneral clean up of oval 1
1-1-2020 1 hoursCold but clear today. Spent an hour pruning the Cercis Red Bud on Blackwood Green. pruned a bit of the maples and Smoke Bush as well.  1
1-2020SE 60 hoursEstimated January volunteer hours. 5 bags1
Total  2716 hours 409 bags