Tuesday, July 17, 2012
What's the number one thing you can do to protect human burial sites?
Graduates of our CRPT classes know: fill out a Florida Master Site File form! Anyone can do it, you just need to know what to call the site and attach a USGS map with the site's location. And it doesn't even have to be an unrecorded site, an update to a site form does just as much good. This goes for historic cemeteries, burial mounds, or isolated burial sites in rural or urban areas.
Case in point: one of our recent CRPT alums went out and has recorded 15 cemeteries. She also visited a previously recorded cemetery and found out that of 5 stones recorded three years ago, there was one one still remaining. The images sent in with the original site form are now the only evidence we have of those burial sites.
(*CRPT stands for Cemetery Resource Protection Training)
|Can you find the 3 headstones in this photo? May soon be lost to overgrowth.|
Care to make it interesting? We do! Send me the name and site number of a cemetery you've recorded and we'll send out one of our CRPT bags to recognize your effort in making Florida a safer place for human burial sites.
|Convenient side pocket for your D2.|
|Keep your CRPT binder or cemetery recording forms at the ready!||Pocket for your cell phone and keys.|
|"How'd you get that bag?" You can answer: Saving sites, that's how!|
Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff
Images: Sarah Miller, except Prevatt Settlement Cemetery image submitted by Julie Scofield