July 18 work day

We worked out at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 3 volunteers from Clarke Aquatic Services, 3 regulars and 2 visitors. We cleaned up fallen trees and brush, cleaned plots and did some cleaning on the Farrar plot at Evergreen.

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July 15 work day

We worked out at East End for 2+ hours this morning. We had 61 volunteers most of whom were VCU Summer Scholars and faculty. We had 2 community members and 6 regulars. We got quite a few graves cleared, found a few grave markers. Unfortunately one group also found a yellow jacket nest.

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Gravestone cleaning

We have been trying an approved biological cleaning solution, D/2, for cleaning gravestones at East End Cemetery. These photos show the progress of the cleaning. We applied the cleaning solution twice on June 24 and then let it and mother nature do the rest. The two top images are before and after on June 24. The lower left image is from June 27 and the lower right corner image is from today, July 13.

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Four years at East End

As of July 6, we have been working 4 years at East End Cemetery.  These 2 pictures are from the first day working out there.  They are of the area where I usually park my truck.

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July 8 work day

We worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning. We had 50 volunteers including 42 VCU Acceleration students, 4 community members and 4 regulars. We cleared plots, cleared a fallen tree and found a couple of gravestones.

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July 1 work day

Five of us worked about 3 hours this morning at East End. All of us were regulars. One of our smallest groups so far this year and the least number of non-regulars in a long time. We weeded and ran a mower and weed whackers. We did find one gravestone. We had 2 visitors.

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June 27 work day

We had 18 volunteers out to East End. Most were from the The Steward School. They worked at clearing plots and found 1 gravestone. I did some weed whacking.

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