March 18, 2017
Statement Regarding Landslide Near Catholic Cemeteries
At this time no gravesites have been compromised due to the landslide that occurred on March 15th at Burnside and Skyline near Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery has retained a soil engineer to recommend both short and long term steps to minimize the potential for additional slides. We have retained a contractor to cover the slope with plastic and sand bags as part of our short term remediation efforts. Long term efforts may be postponed until we have drier weather pending final recommendations from our engineers. We will be cordoning off the cemetery near the slide as a precautionary measure. We ask that those visiting the cemetery in the vicinity of the slide respect any barriers or signage and if necessary, check in with our office if visitation is in the area of the slide.
We would like to thank the City of Portland for their help and cooperation in addressing the landslide.
Monday, April 10 at 7 PM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception