and let me return to the earth."
--Mary de La Valette
Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary is the first and only dedicated natural burial ground in the Cincinnati area. Our commitment to creating a nature preserve where people may be laid to rest naturally calls us to compassion both for the earth, and for our fellow human beings. By centering environmental stewardship in our end-of-life choices, we can leave a legacy for future generations by protecting land from development, preserving habitats and ecosystems, and allowing our bodies to return naturally to the earth.