What do we offer?
For each burial, WPS agrees to:
Provide burial plot
Determine and aid in the selection of the burial plot.
Open and close the grave site.
Authenticate, identify and maintain appropriates record of grave site locations.
Provide proof of purchase.
What does it cost?
Burial of a body: $1450 USD
$600 Burial site
$250 Opening and closing the grave site
$600 Endowment contribution
Burial of Cremains: $350 USD
***Additional costs such as a biodegradable burial container (shroud, casket, or urn), body transport via funeral director (required in Indiana) should be considered before deciding on burial at the Cemeprarie.
How can family and Friends be involved?
WPS is responsible for opening and closing the grave, ensuring vital soil health and minimal disruption. However, we encourage family and friends to be pallbearers, lower the body under supervision, and fill the grave with soil and layer with pine boughs and prairie grass.
How does conservation play a role?
WPS provides ecological stewardship to the conservation burial grounds. This stewardship may include, but is not limited to, the use of prescribed fire or burns, removal of invasive and non-native species, planting of native species, manipulation of soils and water and drainage, planting of vegetation, or any other practice necessary to assure the ecological integrity of the nature preserve.