2008 Report for Troup Group

Neighborhood:

Dwight

Type of Site:

Streetscape

Address:

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

Year

2008

Number of volunteers

10

Total volunteer hours

44

Number of perennials planted

66

Enter more details about perennials planted

6 sedum, 8 hostas, 6 black-eyed susans, 4 catmint, 2 lambs ear, 1 cone flower, 1 daylily, 13 yucca, 5 coral bells, 9 rhododentrons, 4 mountain laurel, 2 flats vinca, 4 azalea, 1 Fothergilla

Yards mulch spread

7.00

Summary

TROUP GROUP has been a part of the Community Greenspace program for seven years. The group takes its name from the Troup School around which they have focused their greening efforts. Over the years, work has been done on Elm Street, Platt Street, Beers Street, and Edgewood Avenue, the four streets that surround the school. This year the group continued with work on the lot just behind the corner store on Edgewood Avenue. Garbage removal, maintenance, and the addition of new plants were all part of the process to revitalize the greenspace. The group also completed a lead remediation project in the front yard of 590 Elm Street. The group is committed, friendly, and enthusiastic and always open to new members.