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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.