Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Help Preserve the Woodlawn Baptist Cemetery

NOW is the time to help – 
Woodlawn Baptist Church Cemetery located in the historic Mount Vernon district is threatened by a  Federal/Virginia/Fairfax Co.Highway Project.
NOW is the time ACT – make your voice heard Now – Please!  At a recent public comment session – Cemetery and historical preservationist voices were in the minority -  Comment period ends July 6, 2012 –

Voice your opinion to these email addresses or pages – include your name & contact information so you’re not considered anonymous – Out of area or state opinions count too! It’s a Federal Highway project.

1.)Federal government project team members Jack.VanDop@dot.gov and Ryan.Kimberley@dot.gov
2.)Andrew M. Kolaitis, Fairfax Co. Dept of Transportation - Andrew.Kolaitis@fairfaxcounty.gov
3.) Virginia Senator David W. Marsden -  district37@senate.virginia.gov
4.) All Fairfax County Board of Supervisor members -http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board - especially Mount Vernon Supervisor — Gerald W. Hyland and Chairman, At-Large — Sharon Bulova
5.) your U.S. Senator and Congressional Representative MUST hear from you too!  Find yours here – http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
6.) send this information to all your friends and family, post on your social media pages, etc.– encourage everyone to pass this information on to all their contacts
The  Virginia Department of Historic Resources says – “Relocation of burials should be considered as a “last resort….”
For more information about this Highway project and other options please visit -US Route 1 widening

Posted on behalf of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association (FCCPA) www.honorfairfaxcemeteries.org/   a place for learning about and helping preserve and protect Fairfax County, Virginia’s endangered cemeteries. Learn about our current projects, what our volunteers are doing, and how you can help.

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