By Triplicate Staff May 09, 2013 02:36 pm

No flowers while cemetery preps for Memorial Day

In preparation for Memorial Day, officials are asking the public to not place flowers at the Del Norte County Veterans, IOOF Memorial, Masonic and St. Joseph Catholic Cemeteries after Wednesday, May 15.

All tributes and keepsakes  that are present should be removed, to aid in the cleanup efforts before the holiday, officials said.

Flowers may be placed for Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday, May 24.

Free workshop on composting

The Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority will present a free workshop on backyard composting Saturday.

The event will be held at 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the community garden on the corner of 9th and F streets at Crescent Elk Middle School.

The workshop will discuss how backyard composting can save money, improve  gardens and help conserve the environment.

For more information, call 465-1100. 

Postal workers collecting items for local food banks

Postal workers will be collecting non-perishable food items Saturday for distribution to local food banks.

To participate, place food items by your mailbox or take them to local post offices in Crescent City, Smith River, Gasquet and Klamath, as well as Brookings and Harbor in Oregon.

Letter carriers will collect food and take it to the food bank.

The effort involves the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, United Way and local American Postal Workers Union Branch 1174 and National Rural Letter Carriers Association Unit 18.