October 30 work day

I worked out at East End for about an hour this afternoon. I mainly ran the weed eater and spray painted over crude graffiti on the dumpster.

I also met with Nick from Hands on Richmond. I am now partnered with them and they will be providing volunteers once a month on the second Saturday of the month. Nick will be the volunteer leader for those volunteers. Their first day is November 8.

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October 29 work day

I worked out at East End for about 2 hours this afternoon. We had 12 volunteers, 10 of whom were from VCU ASPiRE. We continued clearing the area started last Saturday. We got run out of one area by yellow jackets and a couple of us got stung. Several gravestones were uncovered.

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October 25 work day

I worked out at East End for over 4 hours today. We had 34 volunteers – 9 from VSU, 19 from VCU, 2 from RVA archeology and 4 regulars. We starting clearing a new area. We got a big area cleared and uncovered several new gravestones. We also had a visit from Dr. Ryan Smith of the VCU history department with several of his students.

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October 18 work day

I worked out at East End for 4 1/2 hours today. We had 28 volunteers: 14 from VSU, 7 from RVA archeology and 7 from the community and regulars. We got several plots cleared and found a number of gravestones. We had to re-clear a plot that was cleared last Saturday because a couple trees fell on it during the week. It also appears that prostitution is still active at East End and Evergreen because of items we found on the ground.

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Magazine article

Interesting article in Henrico Monthly: http://www.henricomonthly.com/news/the-dead-next-door

Note that the students working by the dumpster are from VCU ASPiRE.

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October 11 work day

I worked out at East End for over 3 hours this morning. We had 82 volunteers who came out and worked in spite of the drizzle and mist. We had 47 from VSU, 17 from VCU, 2 regulars and 16 from various other organizations. We got a large area cleared and several gravestones uncovered.

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October 8 work day

I worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon. We had 10 from VCU ASPiRE and 2 regulars. We got several plots cleared of leaves and brush and got grass seed put down. Also got a few gravestones uncovered.

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