Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow.

At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more burial plots to Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

Debbie Mahler, the city’s clerk and treasurer, said they are currently the most popular option, and the addition will help meet the immediate demand.

The green burial plots do cost more and take up more space, but do not require the purchase of a casket.

Green burial is an eco-friendly alternative to a typical burial.

Cloth shrouds or caskets made of biodegradable materials are used. Bodies are not embalmed unless done so with approved nontoxic chemicals.

There are nearly 100 green burial plots at Langley Woodmen Cemetery but all of them had recently been sold.

More in News

Ex-county inmate sues over jail fall

An inmate at Clallam Bay Corrections Center is suing Island County over… Continue reading

Nurse to challenge Smith for seat in House

A longtime nurse and Whidbey resident is challenging incumbent Rep. Norma Smith,… Continue reading

Photo provided
                                The Haller House is one of the historic properties that received a portion of the $1 million Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preservation grant.
$1 million in state historic preservation grants awarded in Ebey’s Reserve

A $1-million grant from the state will go a long ways toward… Continue reading

Hospital searched for bombs after threat

The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad searched WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville… Continue reading

Wanted man sentenced for assault, resisting arrest

A Clinton man who assaulted a woman and teenage girl and wrestled… Continue reading

MLK event emphasizes dreams, unity

While Pastor Fannie Dean thinks it’s important to remember and acknowledge the… Continue reading

Uber returns to the road in Oak Harbor

After an absence of more than three months, Uber is back in… Continue reading

Man repeatedly violated court order, police say

A 37-year-old Clinton man is being held in jail on $35,000 bail… Continue reading

Driver who allegedly knocked out power, cell service charged

An Anacortes man is accused of fleeing from the scene of a… Continue reading

Most Read