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Please join us for day trip to two natural cemeteries in Virginia on Sunday June 23.

Leave Baltimore at 9 am and return by 6:30 pm. Pick up along route is possible.

Think of friends and family who might be interested and make a day of it. Or just come yourself.


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Cool Springs Natural Cemetery is in Berryville, VA about 90 minutes away.

Duck Run Cemetery is in Harrisonburg, VA another 90 minutes beyond.

  • We plan to leave Baltimore at 9am and return around 6:30 pm. We can pick up people along the way including Frederick if not far off our route.
  • We will make plans for lunch and will have plenty of time on the trip to discuss green burial and related issues.
  • Kangaroo Coach provides a comfortable and reliable ride. We can have a 14, 20 or 25 person bus depending on numbers.
  • Please contact Jennifer Downs to confirm that you will come.
  • Checks due June 10 made out to Kangaroo Coach.
  • Cost depends on final numbers and will be between $35-$50. See links to the two cemeteries below.

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Duck Run Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Va

Cool Springs Natural Burial in Berryville, Va

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Our Work

The Green Burial Association of Maryland promotes environmentally sound burial practices in the State of Maryland through public education, funeral industry outreach, legislative advocacy, and support for creating conservation burial grounds.  Green Burial upholds natural resource and land conservation, worker health protection, and reduction of pollutants and carbon emissions. 

Speakers are available to provide presentations on green burial practices and grounds and to discuss the ecological and spiritual aspects of green burial to interested public groups, or to those with funeral homes or cemeteries who want to explore this business opportunity. Speaker requests may be made on our Contact page. For funeral home and cemeteries with clients inquiring about green burial, GBAM brochures may also be requested on the Contact page. The Resources page provides information on green cemeteries in and near Maryland, and where to find green burial supplies.

GBAM tracks legislative developments at the State and local level in order to provide timely input on legislation affection green burial issues in Maryland. We notify members of opportunities to have their voices heard on green burial issues. To join GBAM, please Contact us.

GBAM works with individuals and organizations wishing to establish green or conservation burial grounds in Maryland, providing them with information, resources and guidance as they establish green options. Please make inquiries on our Contact page.