LOGAN – Officials in Logan are seeking volunteers to help clean up the Logan City Cemetery prior to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27.

The Logan Parks and Recreation Department, which has supervisory responsibility for the 53-acre cemetery, says that volunteers are needed primarily to remove pinecones and pine needles from the facility’s grounds.

Volunteer days and time can vary, according to Parks and Recreation Director Russ Akina, so the clean-up schedule is flexible depending on the availability of individual volunteers and groups.

To schedule a time to volunteer or for specific questions about the clean up effort, residents are advised to contact Cemetery Sexton Justin Allen via e-mail at justin.allen@loganutah.org or by calling 435-716-9270.

Established in 1869, the Logan City Cemetery averages about 225 internments a year.

Of the cemetery’s 53-acres of land, about 80 percent of that area is already occupied by more than 20,000 grave sites.

As a general maintenance practice, the city’s cemetery staff routinely maintains the grounds around headstones, including mowing, trimming, and irrigation.

The cemetery staff requests volunteer assistance, however, prior to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the cemetery’s busiest time of the year.

Akina advises that volunteers should bring their own rakes and gloves, but Logan officials will supply trash bags.

The Logan City Cemetery is located at 1000 North, 1200 East in Logan.

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