2. Historic preservation: The Clarksville Region Historical Society met with the Corp of Engineers and the county Department of Transportation last summer. We voiced our concerns and listed 10 items to consider in the preservation process. I am happy to say that all 10 items have been met. We also listed three items with the Corp of Engineers and they have been met. We continue meeting with the Dept. of Transportation.
3. One of our main concerns is the Tong Family cemetery that is situated next to the freeway. Ground penetration has shown grave sites and there is orange netting around them. A wall will be built to protect the area. This cemetery would only be involved in Phase ll of the project many years away. Ground penetration has been on the north side of 50 with no visible graves sites found but all suspicious areas are undergoing carefully layered scrapes.
What is the Clarksville Region Historical Society doing in the meantime?
We are part of two other organizations dedicated to identify and preserve historic sites not only in El Dorado Hills but through the county. Those organizations: The newly organized “networking” Historical Societies of the county, the sub-committee of Historic preservation in CEDAC-EDH and the Clarksville RHS.
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