In addition to supporting the creation of a new state law and encouraging enforcement of the local ordinance, the Cemetery Preservation Commission also protects and preserves cemeteries through the Adopt-A-Cemetery Program.
This program is designed to preserve and protect our heritage for future generations. Local organizations, church groups, scouts, and individuals are encouraged to adopt a cemetery in their community. The adopting group upholds a monthly schedule of maintenance to preserve the dignity of the cemetery. Many of these cemeteries have suffered abandonment and neglect primarily because families have died out or moved away. As a result, the younger generation has limited or no knowledge of the location of the old family/community burial ground.