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Places to Scatter Ashes in Louisiana
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is set among 40 acres of landscaping, and an azalea garden with over 15,000 plants. The winding path, small bridge, streams, and outdoor sculptures create a picturesque scene. Be sure to contact the gallery prior to your arrival.Photo Credit
This service offers families the chance to scatter their loved one’s ashes about their The Sunfish. You can hold a service for up to 50 passengers, and the boat is made to be easily accessible to all. The boat sails at least 3 miles and any coastal destination can be chosen. It’s a very memorable way to say goodbye to your loved one.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Louisiana
Louisiana law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.
Louisiana Cremation FAQs
What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Louisiana?
Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the New Mexico Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.
What veterans' benefits are available in Louisiana?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.
How many funeral homes are there in Louisiana?
There are 375 funeral homes in 153 cities of Louisiana.
What is the average cost of cremation in Louisiana?
According to the US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,900 and a direct cremation averages $650.
Louisiana State Facts
State Nickname: Sugar State, Sportsman’s Paradise, or Creole State
State Motto: Union, Justice and Confidence
Population: 4.65 million
State bird: Brown Pelican
State tree: Bald Cypress
State flower: Magnolia
State animal: Green tree frog
Bonus fact 1: The world famous Mardis Gras, an ancient custom celebrated right before Lent, is held every year in New Orleans.
Bonus fact 2: Louisiana is the only state in the country that doesn’t have counties. Their political subdivisions are called “parishes”.
Bonus fact 3: The city of Kaplan, Louisiana is referred to as “the most Cajun place on earth”.
Bonus fact 4: Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
Bonus fact 5: Rayne is known as the “frog capital of the world”.
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