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Invasive vegetation clearing at the Historic Oakland Cemetery this week

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The clearing will allow the historic preservation and management plan to continue moving forward.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Town of Oakland has scheduled an invasive vegetation clearing this week at the Historic Oakland Cemetery. 

Cardno, the Town of Oakland's consultants to the Historic African American Cemetery project, will be clearing invasive vegetation from Nov. 9, to Nov. 11. 

Cardno is a national firm based in Tampa and includes experts in the specialized area of historic preservation of African American cemeteries.

The clearing will allow the historic preservation and management plan to continue moving forward.

Personnel will carefully remove invasive trees such as Chinaberries without disturbing existing gravesites.

The town's Public Works Department will also participate by hauling away the debris.

For more information, contact the Town of Oakland. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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