Conservation Cemetery

The Valley Conservation Cemetery will be a non-profit cemetery that offers individuals and families a simple, natural, and final resting place memorialized in nature. Aligned with environmental values and practices, the green cemetery will be located on conserved land, providing a sustainable alternative to conventional burial.

In the model of conservation burial, individuals are buried simply using only biodegradable products, and memorialized naturally with markers that lie flat to the ground. Conservation cemeteries are sacred places that offer friends, family, and the wider community, a restorative place for experiencing death, loss, grief, and the healing properties of nature.

The Project is a collaborative partnership between Green Burial Massachusetts and Kestrel Land Trust.