OUR IDEAS FOR Preservation initiatives include:
- Orientation map and locator map for some of the most prominent headstones
Full inventory of all stones and their history and preservation needs
Re-setting of tipped and fallen stones
Planting of new native trees
Ideas for Preservation Needs
The stone steps at NW corner are primary means of access
Metal railing should be reconstructed on steps as in winter it is especially dangerous. Plus clean up
entrance area to make it more inviting.
Cemetery needs a big, beautiful & informative Broad Street
Cemetery identification sign facing Broad Street.
Repair and repaint fence along the back, removing all undergrowth.
Lawnmowing methods need changing. NO MORE RIDE-ON MOWERS allowed as they routinely collide with and split and crush and break the stones. No more string trimmers allowed as they scar stones.
Many of the tipped and fallen stones need to be professionally re-set to be vertical once again.
New Native Trees needed to replace at least 6 stumps.
Complete Full INVENTORY all the stones and their history & preservation needs -Find missing
gravestones & missing graves? [Cemetery established 1655. but no surviving stones from 1655-1680s period?]