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Volunteers sought for ‘Caring For Your Cemetery Day’ on April 27

The New York State Department of State announced its  first annual “Caring for Your Cemetery Day” will take place Saturday, April 27, 2024.

The Department of State is launching this campaign to work with cemeteries to welcome volunteers to help prepare for the Spring season and Mother’s Day visits. It is hoped that this program will generate interest in local cemeteries, especially among younger people, recruit future volunteers and identify people with skills that cemeteries need. More than two dozen cemeteries will participate.

Clean-up day tasks may include: cleaning up small debris and trash; removing downed branches, weeds, and overgrowth; removing old seasonal decorations; planting flowers; scattering grass seed and other light tasks appropriate for untrained volunteers.

For a listing of participating cemeteries go to: https://dos.ny.gov/news/new-york-department-state-announces-first-caring-your-cemetery-day

You may also contact the division at cemeteries@dos.ny.gov or call 518-474-6226 with any questions.

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