We usually do our monthly volunteer clean up on the first Saturday of the month, but since this fell over the July 4 holiday weekend, we pushed it back to July 8. Since it gets so hot so early, we are starting at 8:00 a.m. and hope to wrap up by 11:00 a.m.

This clean up offers a range of activities – painting walls, spreading mulch, and pulling young tumbleweeds before they can become big. We’ve got native grasses and wildflowers growing! Your hard work is making a difference.

Please dress to protect yourself from the strong Southwest sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants and shirts, sturdy shoes. Bring tools and gloves to garden, we’ll provide the trash bags. Painting tools, water and snacks will also be provided.

Directions to find us in the cemetery: At 700 Yale Blvd. SE, enter through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park, near the intersection with Caesar Chavez Blvd. Drive straight ahead toward the cemetery office. At the intersection, turn left and head north into Historic Fairview Cemetery. It’s just to the left of the wall that says Congregation Albert Cemetery.

About Historic Fairview Cemetery

Historic Fairview Cemetery was founded in 1881, a year after the railroad came to Albuquerque. It is now the final resting place of approximately 12,000 people on 17.5 acres. In 2011, the cemetery was deeded over to an all volunteer nonprofit organization. Our mission is to maintain the grounds and share the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the United States through the lives of the people buried here. We also hold special events throughout the year to help tell those stories. Learn more here.

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