Welcome New Partner: Friends of Forest View Cemetery

Published on August 29th, 2018 by Jess Maffey

Welcome to our newest Partner group, Friends of Forest View Cemetery!

From the Friends:

Forest View Cemetery is a small cemetery sitting on the corner of Forest View Drive and Bassett Avenue in the Forest View neighborhood. This forgotten cemetery has been overrun with poison ivy and overgrowth for decades. Friends of Forest View Cemetery, a grass roots group of neighbors and friends, is working to preserve and protect the cemetery, its land, and its mature trees.

History holds the stories of lives lived, but there are times when history is neglected, forgotten, or untold. Friends of Forest View Cemetery feel that it is important to honor the lives of the people who are buried here by bringing the cemetery back to a place of remembrance and beauty, and in doing so, create a neighborhood green space for many generations to come. Please join us!

Thank you to these volunteers, and all of our Partners, who work to preserve Richmond’s public green spaces.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Friends or joining their efforts, reach out!

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