Update on Resh Mill Preserve

Dear Friends of Resh Mill Preserve. It is with great disappointment that we report the results of the recent CZMP rezoning for Baltimore County. Our County Councilman, Wade Kach, led the Baltimore County Council vote to change the zoning of half our property, thus making it impossible to go forward as a conservation burial site. He voted this way despite recommendations otherwise by the County Planning Staff and the Planning Board, as well as several community and conservation groups. He voted this way despite having sponsored the original bill to create the use in the first place. A small opposition group formed last year very effectively used lies, exaggerations and fear mongering to garner support. After numerous hearings and meetings it became clear that our straight forward, honest approach would not be sufficient to counter their misinformation and unscientific claims. We appreciate all of the friends who wrote in and testified on behalf of this project. We will continue to look for ways to move forward.

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Green burials coming to Woodlawn Cemetery

Soon I suspect most of all cemeteries will bury folks this way. Source: Green burials coming to Woodlawn Cemetery

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Moles Farewell Tributes Brings Green Burial Options to Whatcom County – WhatcomTalk

One of 5 Green Burial locations in Washington State.

Many of us are so busy living, we don’t slow down enough to think about how our lives will end. But as artist and poet Khalil Gibran once wrote, “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” Some of our aversion to seeing death as part of life,

Source: Moles Farewell Tributes Brings Green Burial Options to Whatcom County – WhatcomTalk

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Call it a final act for the environment: Natural burials, around since the start of time, are seeing a resurgence of popularity in the state | NJBIZ

An eco-conscious lifestyle doesn’t have to end at the grave. Seriously.

Source: Call it a final act for the environment: Natural burials, around since the start of time, are seeing a resurgence of popularity in the state | NJBIZ

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Traditional burials are ruining the planet – Business Insider

For all of the 7.4 billion people breathing on the planet right now, there are around 15 dead and buried beneath them.

Source: Traditional burials are ruining the planet – Business Insider

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Annapolis mortician discusses future of business: Green burials – Capital Gazette

In a corner of the Bestgate Memorial Park cemetery is a small but growing section for green burials.

Source: Annapolis mortician discusses future of business: Green burials – Capital Gazette

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Woman Sues Gov’t For Right To Sell ‘Green’ Caskets | The Daily Caller

‘I simply want to provide less expensive, more intimate, more environmentally friendly alternatives to expensive, formal funerals’

Source: Woman Sues Gov’t For Right To Sell ‘Green’ Caskets | The Daily Caller

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