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Historic Cherryville's Earth Day cleanup is April 23

Historic Cherryville Cemetery will hold its fifth-annual Earth Day cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

Members of the Mount Hood and Sandy communities are invited to help clear ivy, brush, fallen limbs and deadwood from this area. Participants should bring gloves and wear study shoes. Items to bring are yard tools, clippers, loppers, rakes and small, gas-powered cutting equipment. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The fifth-annual Historic Cherryville Cemetery Earth Day cleanup on April 23 invites members of the Mount Hood and Sandy communities to clear ivy, fallen limbs and other debris from the property.

Small wagons are useful to haul debris. Other activities include invasive plant removal, litter pickup, maintenance and clearing growth from around the headstones.

A handful of unnamed markers are in this cemetery. Organizers ask community members who know of any names of persons or families that are laid to rest at Cherryville to contact Joyce Yam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kay Wright at 503-668-5785.

To reach Cherryville from Sandy, drive east on Highway 26 for 6.6 miles. Turn left on Baty Road, then drive 0.2 miles to the stop sign, and turn right onto Cherryville Road and go a half mile. The cemetery driveway is on the left side of the road.

Event organizers will have a balloon at the end of the driveway.

Please note there are no restroom facilities.

For more information, contact Joyce Yam at 503-747-5500.