2015 Report for Long Wharf Nature Preserve

Neighborhood:

Hill

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Long Wharf Nature Preserve, New Haven, CT

Year

2015

Number of volunteers

42

Total volunteer hours

180

Number of events

4

Summary

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.

Other activity

12,980 square feet of land cleared of invasive plants