Welcome To Casper Creek Natural Cemetery
An alternate to traditional burial that memorializes and honors your loved ones and leaves a conservation legacy on the land
Casper Creek Natural Cemetery burial grounds provide individualized, peaceful areas for full body interments and the interment of cremated remains. These sites can be marked by natural stone markers, which are flush-to-the-ground.
Our Memorial Grove is a dedicated area for legal ash scattering. A memorial wall graces the grove, and a bronze plaque can be engraved with the names of those who find their final resting place amongst the trees.
CCNC representatives will always be available for help and guidance and will be present for all interments.
What is a natural cemetery?
Casper Creek Natural Cemetery follows the guidelines for a conservation cemetery under the standards of the Green Burial Council. The Green Burial Council defines natural burial as a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and preservation of habitat.
By centering the burial around a return to the earth, a natural burial uses only non-toxic, biodegradable materials. Special care is taken by our cemetery to use practices that conserve and preserve the natural habitat and flora of the Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve adjacent to Casper Creek Natural Cemetery.
Services may be purchased “pre-need” (future end-of-life event) or “at need” (at the time of bereavement). As required by Illinois law, portions of service fees are maintained in separate trust funds to assure service delivery as well as perpetual care and stewardship of individual gravesites.
- Schedule a tour or call a CCNC representative at 815-677-3411
- Choose a natural burial that suits your needs
Your Lasting Gift
As part of the purchase of natural cemetery services, clients make a donation directly to Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF). The donation amount supports JDCF land stewardship efforts, education, and outreach programs.
JDCF is a land trust founded in 1993 working to preserve land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife.