Friends of Sea Street Circle

Volunteer Leader(s):

Denise Dukette
Stephane Girard
Patty Nicolari

Neighborhood: Hill

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: 6 Harbor Close, New Haven, CT, 06519

Intern(s):

Photo Gallery

two volunteers planting perennials at the Sea Street Circle
The traffic circle with  new plantings
A volunteer works on planting at the traffic circle
The traffic circle with new plantings
Group leader Stephane planting perennials
two volunteers planting perennials at the Sea Street Circle
Volunteers spreading mulch at the Sea Street Circle
The center of the traffic circle at Sea Street after the final layer of mulch

2022 Greenspace Report

This summer, a group of dedicated volunteers convened to reimagine the traffic circle on Sea Street. The circle, once overgrown with weeds and home to only a few neglected evergreen shrubs, was transformed under this group’s stewardship into a beautiful garden that is inviting to both passing motorists and pollinators alike. After spending the first few weeks of the summer mulching and weeding in preparation for the new plants, the group spent the rest of the season planting over 100 flowering perennials, bringing exciting new colors and textures to the streetscape.

2022 Accomplishments

  • 112 perennials planted (24 paprika yarrow, 24 happy returns daylilies, 24 autumn joy sedum, 24 purple coneflower, 16 Russian sage)
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 9 events
  • 10 volunteers
  • 87 volunteer hours