Volunteers Needed: Chalmette National Cemetery, December 17th

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Wreaths Across America will once again honor troops buried at national cemeteries—including Chalmette National Cemetery—by placing evergreen wreaths at headstones on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Learn how you can help at the link (search for Chalmette National Cemetery or the national cemetery closest to you): http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/#join-us

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THANK YOU CITY YEAR NEW ORLEANS FOR MAKING OUR LAFAYETTE CEMETERY NO. 2 CLEAN-UP A SUCCESS!

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We had an amazing group of dedicated volunteers this morning at Lafayette Cemetery No. 2! Thank you to the wonderful folks with City Year New Orleans for coming out and lending a hand – with so many hardworking people joining together, we were able to remove trash, debris and invasive vegetation from all 4 squares of the cemetery, and our scrub team tackled removing vegetative growth from several tombs. It’s incredible what can be accomplished when we come together.

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Some of our wonderful volunteers in Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 helping to remove vegetation and debris.

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Our scrub team, hard at work removing vegetative growth from the tombs.

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Thank You Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Restoration Volunteers!

Photo ©  Judi Bottoni New Orleans Cemeteries 2008
Photo © Judi Bottoni

We would like to extend our thanks to our hardworking volunteers for their assistance at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 this past Sunday, September 25th. We appreciate your service, and your dedication in helping to remove invasive species and vegetative growth!

The second phase of our clean-up in Squares 3 and 4 of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 will be on Monday, October 24th, 2016 from 9:00am until 12:00pm. No special skills are needed to join us, but plan to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for potentially messy, outside work. We will supply gloves, hand tools and other cleaning materials and supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this clean-up, please email your contact information to stephanie@saveourcemeteries.org.

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Upcoming Cemetery Clean-Ups: Call for Volunteers

Photo BY Judi Bottoni ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008

Photo © Judy Bottoni

Come join Save Our Cemeteries on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Monday October 2, 2016, and help make a difference in the community! We will be conducting clean-ups in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on both dates from 9:00am until 12:00pm, with the goal of making significant strides clipping ferns and invasive vegetation, and removing trash from the cemetery – but we can’t do it without help.

No special skills are needed to join us, but plan to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for potentially messy, outside work. We will supply gloves, hand tools and other cleaning materials and supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this clean-up, please email your contact information to stephanie@saveourcemeteries.org.

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Thank You St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Restoration Volunteers!

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We would like to extend our thanks to the volunteers from Bayou Preservation, LLC and Save Our Cemeteries who were hard at work last week limewashing tombs in historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Thank you for your time and dedication!

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