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Historic Cemeteries Clean Up Event to be held at Oceanview Cemetery

Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Historic Cemeteries Clean Up Event to be held at Oceanview Cemetery

ASTORIA, OR: Astoria Parks and Recreation is partnering with statewide non-profitSOLVE, and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries for a statewide cemetery clean-up day on May 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The event will be the first ever, statewide historic cemetery clean-up with the goal of bringing as many volunteers out to as many cemeteries across Oregon as possible.

"Encouraging environmental stewardship amongst our citizens is an important part of our mission at Parks and Recreation. Oceanview Cemetery, along with being an important habitat to maintain for local wildlife, it is an important location with historic significance for the County. " Says Angela Cosby, Director of Astoria Parks and Recreation.

Volunteers will help pick up litter, pull invasive weeds, trim around headstones, and prune shrubs. Volunteers are advised to wear work boots, long pants, and sunscreen. Astoria Parks staff will provide tools, work gloves, snacks, and water.

Interested persons may contact Maintenance Supervisor, Jonah Dart-Mclean at
jdart@astoria.or.us or call (503) 298-2467. Astoria Parks and Recreation is
always eager to provide volunteer opportunities. Please reach out to Jonah Dart-Mclean to discuss future park clean-ups or information on adopting a park.



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