Prospect Hill Cemetery and Arboretum

Volunteer Opportunity:
Prospect Hill Clean Up Days

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All volunteers are welcome, with or without equipment! Our WeedWorkers program is a perfect service opportunity to help the cemetery keep up on maintenance and keep the cemetery looking great. Keeping the cemetery maintained while promoting and sharing the history and art that lives here is one way to ward against further detriment to the burial ground. Task teams have been identified to help focus efforts.

  • Weed Whackers – Trim any and all grass/weeds immediately around headstones or other markers (or even fragments of markers) that could damage a lawnmower blade if the mower were to run over them. Mulberry shoots and other persistent stalks should be left for the ShrubBubs crews to eliminate once and for all.
  • Pickup Patrol – Rake or pick up grass, leaves, sticks, and/or litter, pile it on a tarp, in yard waste bags, or a garbage can, and drag it to the dumpster or designated debris pile. We have a few tarps in case you don’t.
  • Chainsaw Gang – If there are any large downed limbs, cut them into manageable pieces and haul them by the pickup to the dumpster or designated pile. We also occasionally have tree trunk sections that need to be split for removal.
  • Tree Whisperers – There are some very small trees we have planted in the last two years that need to be weeded by hand, mulched, and sprayed with rabbit repellent. We have the mulch and repellent
  • Dumpster Detail – During spring and fall in particular, we need two or three people to manage the loading of debris into the dumpster to maximize the amount we can fit in.
  • ShrubBubs – These are two-person crews, one to cut mulberry stalks around graves and the other to put a drop of two of Tordon on the fresh cut. We have Tordon.
  • Garden Guardians – We have garden beds around the house that often need weeding.

Don't forget to bring your favorite pair of work gloves, overalls, sunbonnet, bandana, sunscreen, kneepads, and tools of the trade – weed whackers, loppers, clippers, tarps, rakes, or other implements of assistance. Whether you want to join us during a clean-up event and work with us as a team or care for a specific plot throughout the growing season, Prospect Hill Cemetery and its board of directors appreciate your time and effort.

General
Suitable for Kids
Ages 13-17
Size of Group
11-20
Type of Opportunity
General
Skills Needed
  • Cleaning Services
  • Landscaping & Gardening
When
Saturday, April 27th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, May 25th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, July 6th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, July 20th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, August 24th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, September 7th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, September 21st, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, October 5th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, October 19th, 2024, 8am - 12pm
Saturday, June 8th, 2024, 8:59am - 12pm
Duration of 4 hours
Location Details
At Nonprofit's Location
Outdoor Project

This opportunity has passed.