Nov. 18 work day

We worked around 4 hours at East End today. We had 18 volunteers including 4 from Urban Sustainability and Equity Center, 8 community members and 2 from Maggie Walker School. We cleared ivy and brush off of several plots and found a few grave markers. At the end of the work day, we did a brief tour of Evergreen.

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Nov. 11 work day

We had 39 volunteers that braved the cold and came and helped us at East End this morning. We had 19 volunteers, mostly youth, from Save-A-Seed, 14 from University of Richmond, 1 community member and 5 regulars. We mainly cleared brush and ivy from plots and found a couple grave markers.

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Volunteer visits

Prior to this year the highest number of volunteer visits we had in one year at East End Cemetery was 1,711. With the volunteers that came out yesterday, Saturday, we have surpassed that count for 2017. We are up to 1,714 and have almost 2 months to go yet. We could break 2,000 by the end of the year.

Our thanks to everyone that has come out and volunteered this year or is scheduled to come out.

If you would like to help us break 2,000 volunteer visits this year, check our calendar of when we are working and come and give us a hand.

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Nov. 4 work day

We worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning. We had 10 volunteers including 5 from VCU ASPiRE. We cleared plots and brush and cut up a fallen tree.

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Oct. 28 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 11 volunteers from VCU from History Now!, Alpha Kappa Psi and Black Awakening Choir. We also had 5 core group volunteers. We cleared plots. We cleared brush and I ran the weed whacker a little bit. We found one gravestone.

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Oct. 27 work day

We worked 3 hours at East End this morning. We had 13 volunteers from VCU and University of Richmond. The VCU volunteers cleared brush and plots and found one grave marker. The UR volunteers were verifying some of the GPS readings take previously. I did some mowing and brush cutting.

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October 21 work day

We worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning.  We had 45 volunteers from VCU, University of Richmond, community members and core group volunteers.   We got a lot of brush cleaned from the entrance area of the cemetery.  We also cleared off graves, hauled fallen trees that got cut up and found a few gravestones.  The UR students also were doing gravestone GPS research and other related project.   Two UR women finished filling in the potholes by the entrance to Evergreen.   The road is now relatively smooth.  A lot was done and we now have a big brush pile at the cemetery entrance.  Our thanks to everyone who came out and helped.

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