West Augustine Improvement Association News Coverage

If you are a news organization, we would love for you to feature the Pinehurst and San Sebastian cemeteries and help us spread the word about our mission to restore the cemeteries and replace some of lost or crumbling grave markers before it is too late. 

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The West Augustine Improvement Association in the News

January 16, 2023 - FIRST COAST NEWS Volunteers clean up one of Florida's oldest African American cemeteries on MLK Jr. Day

January 15, 2023 - FIRST COAST NEWS Hundreds join cleanup efforts at African American cemeteries for MLK Day in St. Augustine

January 15, 2003 - ST. AUGUSTINE CONNECTION More Than 200 People Come Together for the MLK Day of Service Event in St. Augustine

July 28, 2023 - NEWS4JAX Local volunteers dedicated to maintaining 2 of the oldest Black cemeteries in Florida inspired by families West Augustine Improvement Association wins August Positively JAX award

June 27, 2023 - FIRST COAST NEWS: Volunteers work to make sure names aren't forgotten at one of Florida's oldest Black cemeteries

Mar 25, 2023 - THE WEST AUGUSTINE NEWS CONNECTION: Community Effort to Clean Up the African American Cemeteries and Save the Lost Graves in St. Augustine

Mar 26, 2022 - THE WEST AUGUSTINE NEWS CONNECTION: Tears and Goosebumps at the Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries Restoration Day

Sep 20, 2021  - THE WEST AUGUSTINE NEWS CONNECTION: Saving Two of Florida's Oldest African American Cemeteries in West Augustine

Sep 18, 2018 - ACTION NEWS JAX: Historically-Black cemeteries in disrepair  


May 17, 2013 - ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD: Cemetery clean-ups begin May 25 -