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Places to Scatter Ashes in Florida
Off the coast of Key Biscayne in Miami there is a very unique way to memorialize a loved one who loved the sea. The Neptune Memorial Reef is an artificial reef whose structures are made out of cement mixed with the ashes of loved ones. Each structure in the reef, including lions, towers, and sea turtles, memorializes a different loved one with a special plaque. This is truly a living memorial; thousands of fish and sea creatures make their homes here, making the Neptune Memorial Reef and eco-friendly place to rest one’s ashes as well. To plan a memorial here, contact the Neptune Memorial Reef today.
Located in the south west corner of Florida and just north of Everglades National Park, this is Florida in its natural state. On the surface, this appears to be nothing more than a swamp, but this preserve plays a huge role in maintaining water quality and protecting wildlife such as the Florida panther and the American alligator in the Everglades and the rest of South Florida. Scattering ashes here legally will not harm the wildlife, but it will allow a loved one to become part of the vibrant environment. To receive legal permission to scatter here, simply complete the special use application on the Big Cypress National Preserve website and follow the instructions.Photo Credit
For another kind of water-themed scattering, consider scattering ashes at sea. This service allows loved ones to gather on a boat, drive out, and scatter a loved ones ashes in the warm waters of Ft. Lauderdale. Flowers and catered services may be provided as well for an extra charge. For more information about Ft. Lauderdale Burials at Sea, contact them today.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Florida
Do NOT scatter at Walt Disney World! While this is a popular location for inconspicuous and illegal or “wildcat” scattering of remains, all families who have requested permission to scatter within the park have been denied the privilege. Other major theme parks including Universal Studios have similar rules. Even if you do successfully scatter in a theme park, chances are that the remains of your loved one will simply be swept up by cleaning crews and disposed of in another way.
Places to Hold Memorial Services in Florida
Located just outside Downtown Orlando, this unique garden makes a picturesque place to memorialize a loved one. No need to bring flowers to a memorial service here; over 50 acres of gardens filled with colorful flowers make up this special place. With specialized assistance in setting up memorial services, Harry P. Leu Gardens is also a fairly easy place to plan a memorial service.Photo Credit
To celebrate the life of a lively loved one who was always young-at-heart, what better place is there to host a memorial service than the legendary Fountain of Youth? Located in the Historic District of St. Augustine, this Archeological Park has both historic beauty and youthful renewal to add to your memorial service. To host an event here, download their pavilion rental contract and call the park for more information.Photo Credit
For those who love art, the circus, beautiful homes, or all three, The Ringling offers a beautiful location to host memorial services. After serving as the estate of the famous Ringling brothers the Sarasota property was converted into an art and circus museum. There are large and small spaces to host events, giving you flexibility in planning your memorial service. For more information on the options for these events, contact The Ringling.Photo Credit
Florida Cremation FAQs
What happens if you can’t pay for funeral services in Florida?
In Florida, an unclaimed body will first be offered to the Anatomical Board as a donation to science. If it is not accepted, the body will be embalmed and then either buried or cremated, whichever is more convenient for the local funeral home carrying out the final disposition.
Florida State Facts
State Nickname: The Sunshine State
State Motto: In God We Trust – same as US as a whole!
State Population: 19,890,000
State Cremation Rate: 62.7%
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Orange Blossom
State Tree: Sabal Palm
State Animal: Florida Panther
Bonus Fact 1: St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the United States.
Bonus Fact 2: Florida has over 1,300 golf courses, more than any other state.
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