Woodlawn Cemetery is one of only four cemeteries in the state of Washington that has green burial options available. The green burial section of the cemetery was designated in 2009 and is endorsed by the Green Burial Council. This section of the cemetery is located just North of the office on the side of the grounds. Some of the graves are adorned with simple markers, others are more formal and some have opted to plant flowers in lieu of traditional monuments. In order to be buried in the Green section of the cemetery decedents must either be in a biodegradable casket or placed in a shroud. The cemetery does also offer biodegradable grave liners to accommodate this burial choice. With every loved one that is placed in this section, the cemetery will also plant a tree in their memory as a way of giving back to the environment. As a result, the area is scattered with youngling trees that will continue to grow with the cemetery.
For more information about the Green Burial options available at Woodlawn call (360) 568-5560.