Troup Group

Volunteer Leader(s):

Charlie Nixon

Neighborhood: Dwight

Type of Site: Streetscape Streetscape

Address: Elm Street, Platt Street, Beers Street, and Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT

Intern(s):

2017 Greenspace Report

The Troup Group/Beers Street group has been part of the Greenspace program for many years now and the fruits of their labor are apparent to anyone taking a stroll down Beers Street. Both sides of the street are lined with well-kept trees from Edgewood Avenue to Chapel Street and the group takes great pride in its stewardship efforts. The group, led by Greenspace leader, Charlie Nixon, continued its strong neighborhood restoration efforts by planting perennials to brighten up the curb strips and pruning street trees. By season’s end the group planted a total of 69 perennials of various colors and textures.

2017 Accomplishments

  • 69 perennials planted (Yucca, Yarrow, Echinacea, Catmint, Day Lilies, Shasta Daisies, Hostas, Coreopsis, Russian Sage, Ice Plants, Lady’s Mantle, Liriape, Coral Bell, Bee Balm)
  • 0.5 yards compost spread
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 8 events
  • 7 volunteers
  • 34 volunteer hours