Nature has a history of vandalizing Olivewood Cemetery, in the guise of erosion and hurricane damage. Drainage to White Oak Bayou has taken away several of our gravesites, and Hurricane Ike toppled several old and stately oaks.
The fight against nature is our ongoing struggle at Olivewood Cemetery. Several times a month you can find the Descendants of Olivewood in the cemetery with groups of volunteers aiding in cleanup activities.
We’ve had the honor of working with Robert Marcom and Carol McDavid of CARI (Community Archaeology Research Institute) in our effort to save several sets of remains from surrounding erosion.