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SPRING CLEAN: Gravesite Clean-Up Delayed Due To Cold

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The deep frost and the cold weather are postponing spring clean-up at Des Moines’ seven municipal cemeteries.

The deadline to remove winter gravesite decorations is now Sunday, March 16th.

Des Moines Parks and Recreation crews will begin clean-up Monday, March 17th.

City policy requires that the public remove any winter decorations they want to keep before the first week of March.

But this year, the weather hasn’t cooperated with those rules.

Anything on gravesites after March 16th will be thrown away.