Corey Creedon

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URI Internship Year:

2018

F&ES Graduation Year:

2018

F&ES Degree:

MEM

Corey is a Greenspace Community Forester with the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) in New Haven, Connecticut. In this role, he helps to coordinate and support local groups in their work aimed at building community, environmental education, and active greening and stewardship of public spaces. This work features tree planting and stewardship in along city streets, vacant lots, and in urban oasis sites along waterbodies. Corey recently received his master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he focused on environmental justice and the human dimensions of climate change and sustainable development. While at Yale, he worked as a Teaching Fellow for a Conservation Biology class and as a Climate Change and Ecosystems Intern with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Peru. Prior to coming to Yale, Corey served three years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay (2012-2015). As an Environmental Conservation Specialist in the Peace Corps, he worked primarily in youth education and leadership for the first two years of his time there before extending his service for a third year working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF)/Paraguay as a member of their Climate Change team helping with the coordination, execution, monitoring and evaluation of their “Paraguay Land Use” REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project. Corey also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Bates College (’12).

Group

Fairmont Park

Arch Street

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

Westville Community Nursery School

Mill River Trail

Saltonstall And Lloyd

Blake Street Pocket Park

Greenspace Log

Date Category Photos Group Summary

08/04/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street group continued its work this week to revitalize the Blake Street greenspace site - weeding and laying down wood chips.

08/02/2018

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

The Mill River group continued its urban oasis greenspace work this week - weeding and planting one bayberry and one winterberry.

08/01/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park Group wrapped up its 2018 greenspace summer work this week by weeding and adding wood chips around trees that were planted in previous years.

07/31/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Community Nursery School

The WCNS continued its work this week - weeding and maintaining its greenspace site on Tour Avenue.

07/28/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street group continued its work this week by laying a stone dust path that winds up through the park. The group's progress can be followed on its Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blakepocketpark/

07/26/2018

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail greenspace group continued its work this week by planting 7 shrubs at its urban oasis site. Follow announcements and updates on the group's Faceebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/

07/25/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group continued its work this way by weeding and constructing a berm of wood chips around one of its raised garden beds.

07/24/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Community Nursery School

The WCNS group continued its work - weeding and watering the greenspace site.

07/21/2018

Planting
Planting

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street Pocket Park group continued its work this week - planting a crab apple tree and 8 shrubs.

07/19/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

The Mill River group continued work on its urban oasis greenspace site - watering the new plantings from last week and weeding.

07/19/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park greenspace group continued its work this week by weeding and maintaining the site.

07/17/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Community Nursery School

The Westville Community Nursery School group held a successful work day - continuing to maintain the area on Tour Avenue by watering street trees that were planted last year and weeding areas of the curb strip.

07/14/2018

Planting
Planting

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

The YOW Greenspace group continued its work this week - planting 20 perennials in the raised garden beds along Young Street and Osborn Avenue.

07/14/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street Pocket Park group continued their active involvement to help craft a public greenspace - working to spread wood chips along the embankment, define a path for a walk way, cut down dead and low-hanging branches, and clean up trash. For more on this group and notifications about upcoming work days, please see the Blake Street Pocket Park Faceebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blakepocketpark/

07/12/2018

Planting
Planting

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail group held a successful work day - working to plant nine new shrubs along the urban oasis site. For more on the group's progress and plans for upcoming work days please check out the group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/

07/11/2018

Planning
Planning

Arch Street

The Arch Street group met to hold an initial planning meeting.

07/11/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group continued its work this week - weeding one of the garden beds and discussing plans to create a wood chip berm around the perimeter to act as a barrier to weeds and grass.

07/10/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Westville Community Nursery School

The WCNS group continued its maintenance work on its greenspace site -weeding and watering in the new tree areas and helping to clean up an illegal dumping that had occurred on Tour Avenue.

06/30/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

The YOW Greenspace Group worked this week to clean up the street trees on Young Street and Whittlesey Avenue.

06/30/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street Pocket Park group had a successful work day, as they continued to work on revitalization of the vacant lot - clearing, weeding, and planning for a pathway to be built. Follow progress and updates on the group's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/blakepocketpark/

06/29/2018

Planning
Planning

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Group had a multi-stakeholder meeting regarding plans for the trail - with representatives from Save the Sound, Reed Hilderbrand, the City of New Haven, and private contractors. Members also interacted with Grand Paint staff, distributing a booklet for the Mill River Trail plan and discussing the positive impact of the revitalized trail both for civil society and business.

06/27/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group planted grass seed in the area that was cleared with the help of the Parks Department - the area had previously been overgrown largely by weeds and invasive species. The group also taped off the area in an attempt to dissuade motor bikes from using the area.

06/26/2018

Planting
Planting

Westville Community Nursery School

The Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) group had a successful work day on its greenspace site on Tour Avenue - weeding, planting perennials, and adding mulch to the trees that were planted last year.

06/23/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street Pocket Park group held a successful work day - with many hands on deck helping to weed and remove overgrowth along a sloped embankment which the group plans to remake into a path leading to the back of the vacant lot and revitalize with some planting of native shrubs and perennials. To follow updates and news on the work of the Blake Street Pocket Park group, please check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blakepocketpark/

06/21/2018

Social
Social

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail group held a successful social event at their greenspace site - providing a relaxed and fun environment for community members to gather and socialize on a nice sunny June evening and discuss the work that has been done and all of the efforts that are in the works for the Mill River Trail.

06/20/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group continued its work this week - finishing weeding and creating a wood-chip berm around the butterfly garden. The group also marked weeded and overgrown areas for removal by the Parks Department and flagged some trees and bushes to keep.

06/16/2018

Planting
Planting

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

The Yow Street Plant Brigade had a successful and fun day - working to weed and plant perennials in raised garden beds along Osborn Avenue and Young Street, prune street trees that had been planted in previous years on Osborn Avenue, and conduct a survival inventory survey of trees that were planted last year with the Greenspace program.

06/16/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Blake Street Pocket Park

At the Blake Street Pocket Park and under the leadership of Genese Clark, a mural painting day was organized and was a great success - with volunteers of all ages helping create a positive, artistic, and inspiring atmosphere and leaving their mark on the formerly-blank cement walls. The theme of the mural was resiliency.

06/14/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail group continued its efforts this week - working to pick up trash and clear some vegetation so as to allow for some vistas along the trail overlooking the river. To learn more about the work of this group and plans for the week, please visit the Mill River Trail Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/

06/13/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group continued its work on the butterfly garden on the northern edge of the park this week - working to weed and create a mulch berm around the garden. The group also marked trees and shrubs that were desirable in areas where the New Haven Parks Department is expected to mow.

06/09/2018

Planting
Planting

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

The Yow Street Plant Brigade organized its first work day of the 2018 Greenspace season - working to weed, mulch, and plant perennials in three raised garden beds on Osborn Avenue by the Congregation Mishkan Israel Cemetery.

06/07/2018

Planning
Planning

Blake Street Pocket Park

The Blake Street Pocket Park group met with URI Greenspace for an initial planning meeting for the 2018 season to survey the vacant lot site and plan next steps which include distributing flyers to the community to generate interest and engagement, and weeding and clearing of the site to allow room for a path and planting of native species. The site will host a resiliency-themed Family Mural painting day on Saturday, June 16th and its first work day on Saturday, June 23rd at 9am.

06/06/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group held its first work day of the 2018 Greenspace season - working to weed the butterfly garden on the northern edge of the park and build up a berm of wood chips around the garden to help prevent the intrusion of grass and weeds.

06/06/2018

Planning
Planning

Westville Community Nursery School

The Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) held an initial planning meeting for its Greenspace work this summer - with plans to focus largely on stewardship and maintenance of the seven trees that were planted last season. During this first meeting, these seven trees were inventoried by the Greenspace 2018 URI intern for survival and we are pleased to report that they are all doing quite well!

06/05/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail group held second day of stewardship and maintenance - working to remove invasive species and weeds, pick up trash, and conduct a survivor analysis of trees that were planted on the site last year. To follow updates on work days and other announcements, follow this group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/

05/31/2018

Planning
Planning

Fairmont Park

The Fairmont Park group held an initial planning meeting to discuss goals for the season including weeding and controlling invasive species as well as stewardship of the butterfly garden.

05/30/2018

Planning
Planning

Yow Street Plant Brigade (Formerly: Young Street Plant Brigade)

The YOW Street Plant Brigade held its first initial planning meeting to discuss goals for the season including maintenance and pruning of street trees and stewardship and planting in the community's raised beds.

05/30/2018

Maintenance
Maintenance

Mill River Trail

The Mill River Trail group held its initial planning meeting and day of stewardship and maintenance - working to plan the volunteer community work for the season and weed the site. To follow updates on work days and other announcements, follow this group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mill.river.trail/