Cemetery Preservation

Photo BY Judi Bottoni ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008

Photo © Judy Bottoni

Upcoming Cemetery Clean-Ups: Call for Volunteers

Come join Save Our Cemeteries on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Monday October 24, 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.


Current Projects:

Save Our Cemeteries is continuing it’s “Open Tombs Project” to repair and close breached and vandalism tombs/vaults in city-owned cemeteries. (Read more about the project here…)

For individuals or organizations who would like to make a financial contribution to the “Open Tombs” project please contact Save Our Cemeteries at 504-525-3377 or email Soc@saveourcemeteries.org.

To find out about our current restoration projects, to learn about the correct ways to restore your tomb, or to find out more about restoration activities in the 31 historic cemeteries of New Orleans, please contact Save Our Cemeteries, at soc@saveourcemeteries.org.

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