Sept. 18 work day

We worked at East End for 2+ hours this morning. We had 18 volunteers from Stantec. They worked at clearing summer growth off of various plots. After wrapping up work, we took a walking tour to Maggie Walker’s grave. More Stantec volunteers will be out on Thursday afternoon.

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Sept. 17 work day

We worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning. We had 11 volunteers – 1 from VCU sociology, 8 from UR Alpha Phi Omega and 2 core group volunteers. We cleared weeds and brush and cut up a couple fallen trees. A couple of the APO volunteers used a metal detector to find pieces of a courtesy marker that came apart. They found enough letters to figure out the name. While using it they found 2 other courtesy markers. Several other markers were found by those clearing.

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Sept. 15 work day

We worked at East End this afternoon for about 3 hours. We had 32 volunteers from VHB Engineering, VCU sociology class, various UR classes and 1 community member. We did clearing of weeds, cleared new areas, whacked weeds and found several grave markers. Some of the students also did recording of GPS coordinates and other class work.

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Sept. 11 work day

Worked out at East End for about 4 hours this morning. We had 7 volunteers from the Wounded Warrior Project. We worked at cleaning up the brush along the entrance road to get it looking better. We also cut down a couple of trees and did some weed whacking.

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Sept. 10 work day

We worked out at East End for about 4 hours this afternoon. We had 19 volunteers, most of whom were from Trinity UMC. We also had a UR student and some core volunteers. We got a lot of the tall weeds cleared, did some weed whacking and cut up some fallen trees. Between yesterday and today we got the dumpster filled. Another great work day with great weather. We also had a few visitors.

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Sept. 9 work day

We had a great day at East End this morning. We had about 120 volunteers from VCU ASPiRE and sociology, University of Richmond and Trinity UMC. We also had quite a few community members and several core group volunteers. The University of Richmond volunteers took GPS readings of grave markers, cleaned gravestones with an approved cleaner and cleared new and old growth. The other volunteers did a lot of clearing of weeds and other growth that came up this year. A few gravestones were found by those clearing. It was a very productive day and my thanks to all who participated. We made a big dent on maintaining what we had already cleared.

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Aug. 26 work day

We worked at East End for 4+ hours today. We had 3 volunteers from VCU Sigma Phi Epsilon and 3 core group volunteers. We worked at re-clearing plots by pulling weeds and ivy, whacking weeds, mowing, cutting up and hauling a couple fallen trees, cutting brush, picking up trash and at the end we took a few GPS coordinates. We also had 3 visitors.

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