Clear Water Lake

SUSTAINABLE

EARTH-FRIENDLY

BURIAL

CHOOSING A SUSTAINABLE LEGACY

Fairmount Memorial Association is pleased to provide the first natural or 'green' burial ground in Eastern Washington and the Inland Northwest.

Green burial funerals provide families with a rich, meaningful, and healing experience while furthering legitimate environmental and societal aims such as protecting worker health, reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and preserving habitat.

GREEN CONSIDERATIONS

The Green Burial Council provides a range or criteria and standards that are used to evaluate the carbon footprint and environmental impact of practices that full under the definition of green burial and green burial standards.

If you are considering a sustainable option, the following four factors are some of the most common and popular considerations that you should consider:

non-disruptive  interment
A final resting place that minimizes disruption to the natural environment, restricts materials that generate high carbon emmissions, and is designed for minimal carbon generating maintenance.
non-toxic preparation of the body
Avoids or minimizes the use of materials and processes that are harmful to the environment while allowing for natural decomposition of the body.  Formaldehyde-based embalming is not allowed.
absence of a vault
Green burial avoids the use of the concrete vault used to protect a traditional casket or urn when buried in the ground.  The process of vault manufacture increases carbon emmissions.
container made of organic materials
Containers for green burial selected for both their minimal carbon emissions during creation as well as their ability to allow for. natural decomposition.

NON DISRUPTIVE INTERMENT

FOREST GROVE at RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK
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Forest Grove at Riverside Memorial Park allows families the ability to provide a final resting place for their loved ones in a sustainable and earth friendly manner.  All the products used at Forest Grove are 100% natural and/or 100% biodegradable, allowing the grove to maintain in its natural state. Our team utilizes earth friendly sustainable methods for each burial and cremation placement to minimize disturbances to the natural ecosystem.

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Forest Grove at Riverside Memorial Park is the first dedicated Green Burial grounds in Eastern Washington.

To ensure sustainability and to minimize our impact on the environment, Green Burial uses traditional methods for excavation and maintenance.

Additionally, monuments and markers make of natural stone avoid the environmental impact of manufactured markers.

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We have combined the most popular options into our Forest Grove package.  However, if you prefer, you are free to customize or personalize a final resting place at Forest Grove to suit your needs and values.

FOREST GROVE PACKAGE

  • 6' x 12' Green Burial Space

  • Opening and Closing of Burial Space

  • Standard 24-inch wide by 24-inch tall basalt column

  • Ongoing Stewardship care

DESIGN YOUR OWN

If you would like to add additional services or features, or wish to design your green burial, please review our list of services and options below.

6' x 12' GREEN BURIAL SPACE IN FOREST GROVE

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  • Includes on interment right (traditional or cremation placement)

  • Use of cemetery for graveside service

  • Ongoing stewardship care

2nd INTERMENT RIGHT FOR CREMATION

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  • To secure a second interment right for a green burial space

  • For cremation only

OPENING AND CLOSING OF BURIAL SPACE

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PREMIUM: 24" WIDE x 36" TALL BASALT COLUMN

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  • Includes engraving of one name, dates, one standard artwork/emblem and one final date inscription

STANDARD: 24" x 24" BASALT STONE

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  • Includes engraving of one name, dates, one standard artwork/emblem and one final date inscription

BASIC: 24" WIDE FLAT BASALT STONE

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  • Includes engraving of one name, dates, one standard artwork/emblem and one final date inscription

2nd INTERMENT RIGHT FOR CREMATION

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  • To secure a second interment right for a green burial space

  • For cremation only

GREEN FUNERAL OFFERINGS

Fairmount Memorial Association partners with Heritage Funeral & Cremation to utilize their Green Burial funeral packages to bring a complete green and earth friendly experience to families in our community.  This collaboration provides everything a family needs for the ultimate green life celebration event.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE PACKAGE
  • Basic Service of Heritage Funeral Home Staff

  • Refrigeration

  • Bathing, Dressing and Casketing

  • Use of Facility and Staff for Celebration of Life event

  • Transfer from Place of Death to Funeral Home

  • Use of Funeral Coach

DIRECT GREEN BURIAL
  • Basic Service of Heritage Funeral Home Staff

  • Refrigeration

  • Transfer from Place of Death to Funeral Home

ALKALINE HYRDOLYSIS
  • A method of cremation that has a carbon footprint 75% lower than traditional cremationa.

  • Also known as "aquamation" or "liquid cremation" this process uses potassium salt and water at pressure rather than heat to treat the body.

SUSTAINABLE CASKETS AND URNS

Whether you choose cremation or traditional burial, you have many a variety of choices of biodegradable urns, caskets and containers.  If you would like to know more, please contact Fairmount Memorial Association or Heritage Funeral & Cremation today.

CREATING YOUR SUSTAINABLE BURIAL & MEMORIAL

We all know that there is no time like the present to do all we can to protect our environment.  If you have questions or are ready to begin the process of putting into place a green burial and memorial service, contact Heritage Funeral & Cremation or any one of our cemetery locations to learn more.