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Rainier Cemetery District


On Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 the Rainier Cemetery District Board of Directors voted to change the meeting day from the third Wednesday of every month to the first Wednesday of every month.  The time will stay the same; 5:00 pm.


The regular meeting of the Rainier Cemetery District will be held on Wednesday,  February 7th, 2024 at the Rainier Cemetery Office, 24952 Alston Rd, Rainier, OR. 

 Items on the agenda include but are not limited to:  Monthly updates on cemetery operations.


Trash Dumping

If you see anyone dumping trash in any of the cemeteries, please notify the office at 503-556-9697 or call Columbia County Sheriff's Office. 


A message from the Board

Each Memorial Day, thousands of graves in our District are decorated with all kinds of decorations from simple artificial flowers stuck in the ground to large settees and also; metal stakes holding down plastic baskets; fiberglass solar light stakes with glass angels or crosses; Glass jars and vases; all kinds of rocks big and small; fishing lures (and fishing poles). 

It is very beautiful for the two weeks around Memorial Day but, these items should be retrieved by the first day of June.  For many years, some of these items have been left by family members and not picked back up resulting in broken glass; artificial flower petals scattered around; rocks that end up getting hit by trimmers and/or mowers; tall grass around the markers that hides dangerous stakes stuck in the ground and the like.  The Cemetery Maintenance Crew will be picking up items left behind beginning June 2nd. 

The reasons for this return to upholding our policies have to do with the general appearance of the grounds as well as, the safety of the Cemetery Maintenance Crew and any volunteers that help them. It is not the intention of the board to frustrate anyone or cause additional grief however, a standard of safety and general tidiness must be maintained.

If you or someone you know has noticed something missing or if you have any questions regarding what items are allowed and when; please call the office at 503-556-9697. 

Thank you for your understanding!

Board of Directors

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