The two City-operated Cemeteries, Evergreen and Fairview, will be cleaning up the cemetery grounds from Thursday, Mar. 1 to Thursday, Mar. 15.
Prohibited items and unsightly decor will be removed from gravesites in compliance with published cemetery regulations to preserve the grounds. During the clean up, Christmas wreaths and other holiday items will be removed from the cemetery, along with tarnished, unsightly, sun-bleached or damaged containers or flowers.
“Families and friends are advised to remove any items of value prior to clean-up. Typically, the cemeteries allow artificial flowers in vases or attached to stones to remain, as long as their placement does not hinder mowing or other cemetery maintenance,” said Jody Sanchez-Skamarak, cemetery supervisor.
For more information, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/Cemeteries or call Evergreen Cemetery at 719-385-6251 or Fairview Cemetery at 719-385-6251.