Long Wharf Nature Preserve

Volunteer Leader(s):

Rachelle Graham

Neighborhood: Hill

Type of Site: Park Friends Park Friends

Address: Long Wharf Nature Preserve, New Haven, CT

Intern(s):

2015 Greenspace Report

2015 marks the first year of Long Wharf Nature Preserve as an urban oasis. Under the guidance of Justin Elicker, the executive director, and Olivia Pearman, the education and outreach intern, the summer’s activities were focused on the removal of invasive species, predominantly autumn olive, mugwort, bittersweet, swallowwort, Japanese barberry, and phragmites. The seven-person Common Ground High School crew, the URI intern and Olivia worked alongside volunteers to clear invasives.

2015 Accomplishments

  • 4 events
  • 42 volunteers
  • 180 volunteer hours