Service and Eagle Projects

FACSI, this Eagle Scout project would be planting of 15 tree’s throughout S.I. in the abandoned cemeteries, example: planting 8 evergreen’s in S.I. Cemetery. Two flowers plums in Lake, etc.

Hillside, Richmond Avenue @ Forest Ave, across from Shop-Rite

1. Back end of Hillside: Cut and shape extremely overgrowth hedges, bushes and tree’s. Clear and cut all overgrowth before hedges and after into the end of the cemetery.

2. Install flag pole and brick garden

3. Install FACSI sign and posts

4. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

Lake Cemetery, Forest Avenue @ Willowbrook Road, adjacent to Burger King and IS51 Playground

1. Scrap and repaint Forest Avenue front fencing and double gates (this is a huge project).

Staten Island Cemetery, Richmond Terrace adjacent to Alaska Street

1. Remove all downed wood (considerable amount) to staging area and load 40 yard container (supplied by FACSI).

2. Far end of this cemetery has NEVER been cleared/cleaned. It was once a burial ground of infants/children under 2. Terrible condition. Dumpster will be supplied by FACSI. All debris would have to be taken from the back, brought to the staging area in the front by Rich. Terrace for loading into the container. (huge project).

3. Far end of the cemetery in the “single grave” section toward Corporal Thompson Park, remove all debris, cut overgrowth, remove downed tree’s, start to re-establish the burial area based on information supplied by FACSI. All dumpster will be provided by FACSI.

4. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

Fountain Cemetery – Tompkins Court @ Van Street

1. Far end of the cemetery in the “single grave” section toward Corporal Thompson Park, remove all debris, cut overgrowth, remove all downed tree’s, start to re-establish the burial ground based on the plot plan/information supplied by FACSI, dumpsters will be provided by FACSI.

2. Van Street Cemetery section of Fountain Cemetery, same as above.

3. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

Blazing Star – Arthur Kill Road at Rossville Avenue

1. Clear all debris and growth, put down gardening material/fabric and treated wood chips throughout entire cemetery (30×100). Huge project.

2. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

3. Install cemetery sign on existing sign posts.

Merrell Cemetery – Merrill Avenue @ Richmond Ave across from Moore High School

1. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

2. Removal all downed wood/debris.

Sylvan Cemetery – Victory Blvd at Glen Street

1. Build and erect a waterproof information sign, (plexi glass outside, capable of changing information inside sign)

Lynn Rogers
Executive Director
Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc.
158 Myrtle Avenue, SI, N.Y. 10310
917-545-3309 or SICemetery@gmail.com

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FACSI is a 501C3 New York State not for profit, charitable organization founded in 1981 whose mission it is to identify, restore, protect and beautify the abandoned, neglected or otherwise forgotten cemeteries and those interred within. We currently maintain 11 cemetery properties as well as an archive of original obscure records dating back 200 years. All donations are tax deductible.

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