Imagine . . .
You are walking through the quiet of a hardwood forest
that opens into a tranquil meadow.
Views of Mount Tom and the Mount Holyoke Range lie ahead in the distance, across a landscape blanketed by working farms and lush forests. The natural pathway in front of you winds past native plants, and over rocky ridges, through woods so familiar to you. Wildflowers burst upward in the spring, leaves crunch under your feet in the fall, the clean scent of Eastern red cedars and hemlocks announces you are home.
Join us in creating the first conservation cemetery in Massachusetts.
The Proposed Valley Conservation Cemetery
A conservation cemetery combines the conservation of a special place with the operation of a cemetery for green burial. Conservation cemeteries protect a landscape’s conservation values such as its native flora, fauna, stream or wetland features, grasslands and forestland.