Sustainability

Land Conservation

Land Conservation

Our Land Conservation Action Plan will decrease the amount of mulch, top soil and stone purchased and decrease erosion and increase biodiversity. Land conservation refers to practices that are designed to maintain the land as close to its original state as possible, thereby improving ecosystem stability, biodiversity, and aesthetics.

  • To control erosion, in May, 2016 100 native trees were planted hillside leading Nature’s Sanctuary; our green burial section.
  • Currently developing a plan outlining ways to reclaim organic material, soil and rock.
  • With the help a landscape architectural firm and Morris Arboretum, we are finalizing the 2017 tree planting plan for West Laurel Hill and our sister cemetery, Laurel Hill.
  • Evaluating options to reduce the use of salt and lesson impact on the surrounding ecosystem.