Thank You Holt Cemetery Clean-Up Volunteers!


We would like to extend our thanks to these members of the U.S. Navy and Bayou Preservation, LLC for their assistance at Holt Cemetery last week. We appreciate your service, and your dedication to beautifying the final resting places of many veterans and private individuals!

Thank You Valence Cemetery Clean-Up Volunteers!

We want to extend our thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers who joined us for the clean-up on May 3rd, 2016 at Valence Cemetery, and to our friends at WDSU-TV News (New Orleans) for highlighting the work that we do in the video below:

Save Our Cemeteries heads Uptown to continue restoration, preservation efforts. (WDSU-TV, New Orleans)(Click on image to view video)


Video Link:
“Save Our Cemeteries Heads Uptown To Continue Restoration, Preservation Efforts” (WDSU-TV New Orleans, May 3, 2016 – Broadcast Video – Online)

Volunteers Needed: Clean-Up in Valence Cemetery on May 3, 2016

SOC volunteer clean-up

On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm, Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising a community clean-up of Valence Cemetery. We are looking for dedicated volunteers from the community, with the goal of making significant strides clipping ferns and invasive vegetation, and removing trash from the cemetery.

No special skills are needed, 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

Valence Cemetery, located at 2000 Valence Street, between S. Saratoga and Danneel Streets in uptown New Orleans, was established in 1867. Once known as City Cemetery before the town of Jefferson City was annexed into New Orleans in 1870, the name was later changed to Valence Cemetery.

Press Release: Save Our Cemeteries Seeks Volunteers For Valence Cemetery Clean-up (April 18, 2016 – PDF)

Volunteers Needed For A Run Through History Run/Walk

We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with hospitality at the 15th Annual A Run Through History, 1-mile and 5K run/walk, this Sunday morning, April 17th, 2016. Volunteers should plan to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am. Anyone interested in volunteering should sign up with Linda Hof at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Her email address is Thank You!

Call For Volunteers: Clean-Up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Photo BY Judi Bottoni  ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008Photograph by Judi Bottoni


Event Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 9 AM – 12 PM
Event Location: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Due to the heavy rainfall the week of March 12th, we have rescheduled the second phase of our clean-up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to April 2nd, 2016 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. If you are interested in participating, please forward your contact information (full name, preferred email address) to

Earlier this month, on March 5th, Save Our Cemeteries partnered with the Tulane TIDES program to volunteer in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The project was overseen by Michelle Duhon, of the Restoration Committee, who described the event as a great success: “We broke up into 3 groups: the largest number of kids went through the cemetery cutting weeds and picking up trash. We put a few students on the roof of the wall vaults, cleaning up leaves and debris. I paired 3 students with one of my workers, and had them put a coat of limewash on the Fireman’s Tomb. They were very excited to get to mix and apply limewash!”

We look forward to continuing work in a different area of the cemetery with our volunteers in April, and hope you will consider joining us!

PRESS RELEASE: Save Our Cemeteries Calls For Volunteers For Cemetery Clean-up (March 17, 2016 – PDF)