LINCOLN, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Green burial has long been a popular alternative to conventional burial. With COVID-19 taking an additional toll on traditional funeral homes, Morgan Oaks Eternal Preserve's green burial services are a way to reduce the impact on morgues, funeral homes and the environment while honoring a loved one's memory in a beautiful, natural setting.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on everyone, but the unprecedented death rate is weighing on funeral service practitioners. Hospitals bear the initial brunt of the crisis, but what happens when morgues and funeral homes are at their limits?
"Although many people turn to our service because it is a more environmentally friendly option, we're seeing increased interest because of the process's simplicity," says Mark Heintz, founder of Morgan Oaks. "COVID has changed the way funerals and cremations are happening. By nature, our services are easily scaled so family and friends can say goodbye in a socially distanced and still respectful way."
Morgan Oaks provides services that can help take some of the burden off other funeral businesses. The process allows bodies to return to the earth without the use of chemical preservatives or potential pollutants like caskets and grave liners. Green burial services include full-body interment, cremation remains burial, remains scattering and memorial trees on their 160-acre preserve and are compatible with virtually any type of funeral service – religious or secular.
"Whatever you think is the best way to honor your loved one's legacy, we can help accommodate that," Heintz said.
Through restorative, conservation-minded land management techniques aimed at maintaining a natural landscape preserved in perpetuity, choosing green burial contributes to the protection of natural areas while providing a meaningful place of remembrance. Morgan Oaks can also offer assistance for transporting remains.
For more information, visit https://www.morganoaksgreenburial.com.
Founded in 2020, Morgan Oaks Eternal Preserve provides families with natural and meaningful memorial landscapes that focus on preservation and stewardship. It is dedicated to creating beautiful and peaceful final resting spaces that are focused on restoring and protecting the natural surroundings of the existing ecosystems. They have a caring staff to guide you every step of the way as you navigate through difficult times. By choosing a green burial, you are not only choosing a more cost-effective option over traditional methods, but you will also be creating a long-lasting, living legacy. For more information visit www.morganoaksgreenburial.com.
SOURCE Morgan Oaks Eternal Preserve