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Historic Evergreen Cemetery Clean Up

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Date & Time
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Evergreen Cemetery

Region


Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond’s East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.

Volunteer tasks include clearing overgrowth and debris from pathways and grave markers and grave marker recording.

Tools will be provided. Volunteers should dress for being outside the entire time and wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and bring gardening gloves. Volunteers should bring their own water/water bottles.

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