To have a peaceful
pride and honoring
historical portion of
and insure its future and
Are you interested in
would like to research information about family members
buried at the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery?
created a CD with the names of people buried here from 1872 and
we are selling this CD as a fundraiser to benefit the restoration
of the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery!
to purchase one!
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June 2006 Update
for the Construction of
Street, Storm Drain and Streetlight Improvements
The Public Works Department
is currently in the process of advertising the plans for construction
bids. Here is the schedule of events for this project:
Council Awards Construction Contract
Memorial Historic Cemetery
Clean Up and Restoration
Effort was completed on
Saturday thru Monday May 27, 28 & 29, 2006
from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Volunteers cleaned the
gravestones with water, mild cleanser and cloths.
Tools were provided to all volunteers
This clean up was headed by
Victor Micelli, Retired Riverside Superior Court Judge
and Kim Morgan of Davidson Mundy Consulting
George Flower, Dom Betro &
Victor Micelli were volunteering their time!
January 2006 Updates
General Public Meeting
of the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery
Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00 PM -
Riverside City Hall Council Chambers
Click here to view the presentation
given at this meeting.
(It is in "pdf"
December 2005 Updates
Every monument in the first
section, between Pine and Redwood, have been reset! That is over 170
monuments. Plus, another 150 have been permanently affixed to
prevent any further vandalism.
November 2005 Updates
The trees have been
Weeding and ground
leveling has begun!
Watering has also been
restarted in the areas were leveling is taking place.
Over 100 monuments have
been reseated by volunteers with donated
Landscaping - Plans have been
prepared by RHA Landscape Architects.
Irrigation - Plans have been
prepared by Community Works Design.
The plan incorporates the
latest and most advanced water conservation equipment
Fencing - Plans have been
prepared by Patrician Group
Electric - Plans have been
prepared by Electrical Designs
Off site improvements (curb, gutter, storm drain &
street lights) - City of
Riverside has prepared plans. Work is
slotted to begin in December 2005
or January 2006.
Trees and shrubbery removal were needed
New trees and shrubs planted per landscaping plans
We have raised $347,329.26!
The Public Utilities Board of
The City of Riverside has pledged $100,000.00
to be used for the
restoration of the grounds.
City of Riverside has
prepared plans and allocated $250,000.00 for the off site
Estimate for perpetual maintenance at a minimum cost
to mow, weed, and irrigate
will be $5,000.00 per month or $60,000.00 per
year. The city is giving us its lowest
Whatever can be saved on
installation will be added to the endowment. The
principal of the
endowment will not be used, except as authorized by law. Only
earnings on the principal will be used for maintenance and capital
The amount to establish an
endowment to maintain Evergreen in perpetuity is
$1.5 million, based on
estimated water, electric and maintenance costs.
a source of pride for Riverside, contribute to the campaign to
and endow Evergreen Cemetery.
Click here to donate now!
August 2005 Updates
The Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery begins it's renewal project by
getting the trees trimmed!
here to see photos of this monumental task!
January 19, 2005 City Council Meeting
A meeting was held on January 19, 2005 in the Riverside Council chambers.
An update was given to the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery members and
to the community regarding progress made toward the renovation
of the cemetery. Points that were covered:
● An aerial survey has been completed.
● $186,035 has been collected so far.
● A list for committee help was started -
● A title search by 1st American Title has
● The Riverside City Council allotted $250,000
for the cemetery to be framed with curbs, gutters and storm drains.
● The council also approved a donation from
the Riverside Public Utilities of up to $100,000 which will be spread
out over 5 years to help with the cemetery's upkeep.
●An estimate is being sought for rodent
control before any work is started.
A PowerPoint presentation was given showing
a model of the transformation of the cemetery.
Click here to view the
Presentation in pdf format!