Loudon Park Cemetery
Location: MD | Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs | Completed: September 2015
Westerly Enterprises was awarded a five year turf maintenance contract for crabgrass control, broadleaf weed control, and turf fertilization and integrated pest management in the Loudon Park Cemetery. Work was completed on time.
Loudon Park Cemetery holds the remains of 2,300 Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. There is also a Confederate section where about 650 Confederate soldiers are buried, marked by a statue of a Confederate soldier.
About tens of thousands of burials have been performed here, including famous people like journalist H. L. Mencken and Mary Pickersgill, maker of the flag that flew at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. There are also some relatives of Napolean Bonaparte buried here. Loudon Park also has a section devoted to Confederate soldiers from Maryland.
Location: Baltimore, MD | Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs | Completed: September 2015
Westerly Enterprises LLC was responsible for all Landscape/Grounds Maintenance for the national cemetery located in Baltimore, MD. The scope of work includes the maintenance of all inclusive weekly turf mowing and care and also detection and treatment of plant and turf insects and diseases.
The cemetery was formally dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1941. There are six monuments representing each of the six Marine Divisions from World War II in the Memorial Area. These monuments are dedicated to all the members of each of the divisions who served in World War II and to the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to this great nation.
Location: Annapolis, MD | Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs | Completed: September 2015
Westerly Enterprises was responsible for all Landscape/Ground Maintenance for the national cemetery located in Annapolis, MD.
The scope of work includes the maintenance of all inclusive weekly turf mowing and care and also the detection and treatment of plant and turf insects and diseases.
One of the 14 national cemeteries that date from the Civil war, the Annapolis National cemetery is the final resting place for many Union soldiers who died in the nearby “parole camps” and hospitals of the Maryland capital. The graves are a testament to the sacrifice and service of Union Soldiers, including those of U.S. Colored Troop Regiments. Today, it contains nearly 3,000 graves in 15 burial sections spread over four acre.
Point Lookout Cemetery
Location: Ridge, MD | Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs | Completed: September 2015
Westerly Enterprises LLC was responsible for all Landscape/Grounds Maintenance for the national cemetery located in Ridge, MD.
Westerly was able to eliminate the broadleaf invasive weeks and turn the cemetery into show pieces of green turf for our interred veterans.
All areas were mowed closely, treated with herbicide, power raked to remove dead vegetation, lime and fertilizer were applied, new topsoil was added, areas were rototilled, and the top soil was hand raked around all headstones to ensure a smooth finished grade. Sod was harvested, delivered, installed, rolled, and initially watered the same day. Maintenance included daily watering and weekly mowing for 60 days.
Location: Washington, DC | Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs | Completed: September 2015
Westerly Enterprises LLC was responsible for all Landscape/Grounds Maintenance for the national cemetery located in Washington, DC.
Westerly Enterprises accepted control of the mowing, trimming, and turf applications well into the summer growing season. After getting up to speed on the mowing and trimming of Congressional National cemetery, Westerly was able to eliminate the broadleaf invasive weeks and turn the cemetery into show pieces of green turf for our interred veterans.
Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre historic yet active burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure.
Antietam Cemetery Gate
Location: Sharpsburg, MD | Owner: National Park Service | Completed: February 2015
EGI Westerly team was the prime contractor on this delicate and complex project to repair and repaint the iron gates and fence of the Antietam National Cemetery which has been on the National Historic Register since 1966. The four-section gate way which is 26’ wide and 7’,4” high was infiltrated by water resulting in rust which had cracked open a significant number of brackets, a few to the point of falling apart. The paint was failing throughout and required safe lead-based paint abatement.
EGI Westerly team carefully removed, cleaned, and reused as much of the original gate as possible. Corrosion pitting required special handling with application of plastic metal required to be applied no sooner than four hours after priming. All areas were painted matte black with the exception of the center eagles and shields which were painted gold. The outstanding results befit the honoring of the 23,110 men who were killed, wounded or missing on September 17, 1862, at the Battle of Antietam.
Lodge & Rostrum Renovation
Location: Washington, DC | Owner: National Park Service | Completed: February 2011
EGI Westerly team performed a historic restoration to the lodge and rostrum at the National Battleground Cemetery located in Washington, DC near the location of the battle of Fort Stevens.
The project involved delicate and detailed work to restore and preserve important national treasures.
The marble rostrum, originally built shortly after the battle in 1864, was badly in need of restoration. EGI Westerly performed plaster ceiling and concrete foundation replacement, as well as delicately removing rust stains and other mars from the marble.
The lodge, which was originally used to house the cemetery keeper, was similarly in disrepair. EGI Westerly performed a complete restoration, including replacement of the slate roof, windows, utility upgrades, structural concrete replacement, and interior architectural restoration.