More March 11 details

Ticks are active again. We will have spray on site but if you have your own, bring it and use it.

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March 11 Event Weather

The latest forecast shows temps will be in the 30s and low 40s that morning with wind chills probably in the 20s and 30s all morning. Please dress accordingly!

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March 11 Event Details

Details about March 11 event: Wear appropriate clothing - preferably boots, blue jeans and long sleeves.  Short and leggings are strongly discouraged due to all the vegetation with thorns. Bring work gloves if you have them. Bring yard tools if you want.  Be sure to mark them somehow as yours. Car pool as much as possible . There will be tools and gloves available. Free parking will be at the Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA.  Shuttle buses will run from the parking lot to the cemeteries.  Please do not attempt to walk from the ...

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Significant Discovery

Two days ago a group of us were tromping through Evergreen cemetery when Brian Palmer noticed the sun lighting up a big grave marker off to the side of the road so he went to check it out. It turned out to be the grave marker for Thomas Mitchell, brother of John Mitchell Jr. I had been looking for this grave for 7 years and now through serendipity we found it. Yesterday four of us went back and cleared the grave so we could see the grave marker. Today, after working at East End, we met his great grandson, John Mitchell, at Evergreen and showed him the grave. Below is a ...

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Oct. 11 work day

We worked out at Evergreen Cemetery for over 8 hours today. We had 24 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and spouses and 1 community member. We got a many plots cleared, uncovered many grave markers, cleaned many gravestones, cut many trees and got a lot of mowing and weed whacking done. We also helped a family clear their son's grave. When we first got there, we saw 2 kittens hiding under the dumpster. Also, when I got there found more illegal dumping. Someone dumped 2 truck loads of brush by the dumpster effectively blocking the road to Maggie ...

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Big clean up day Sept. 24

See this link: Clean Up Day

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July 23 work day

Some 27 people braved the heat and humidity this morning to work for up to 5 hours at Evergreen Cemetery. Three others worked at East End. We also had 3 visitors and Fox News came out and filmed spots for next year's Black History Month. We got several plots cleared or partially cleared and found several gravestones..

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July 16 work day

We worked out at East End and Evergreen for over 4 hours today. We had 10 volunteers. When I arrived at East End I noticed someone had almost filled up our dumpster with brush they put in it. They also left a couple of chairs. We did clearing and weed whacking and then moved to Evergreen. At Evergreen we cleared all of the brush and trees off of area around Rev. Andrew Bowler's plot. We cleaned off one marker in that area.

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