Green Burial tour Saturday
CHASSELL — Everyone is invited to visit the area’s largest natural burial area on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Chassell Township Cemetery. The Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA) is organizing the tour, which will be led by Joseph Youngman of the Chassell Township Public Works.
“Chassell Township has created burial areas that appeal to people’s sense of what is natural,” said Stephen Jukuri, president of the KGBA. “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning what an ideal green burial experience looks like.”
Green burial uses simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, no toxic embalming fluids, and no concrete vaults or grave liners. It is typically less expensive than conventional burial.
Chassell Township Cemetery is located on Cemetery Street in Chassell, near the Chassell Heritage Center. For more information, visit kgba.weebly.com or contact Jukuri at 906-296-9627.