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Places to Scatter Ashes in Nevada
Bonsai Rock, in East Lake Tahoe, is a landmark south of Sand Harbor. It’s a picturesque and rocky sight with 4 small bonsai trees. For lovers of a nature, this is a perfect place to hold a scattering for your loved one. The spot is unique and beautiful. It’s not a far walk from the main road, but it can be tricky to find. Go with close friends and family for a memorable day.Photo Credit
A very popular spot for scatterings is Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake on the border between Nevada and California. Scattering is permitted, but only on the Nevada side of the lake. California still prohibits spreading ashes from piers and bridges into lakes, but Nevada residents are allowed to scatter ashes who any public waterway. Call ahead to let them know you are coming, and find a special spot on the like to spread your loved one’s ashes.Photo Credit
Tonopah can be a truly mesmerizing place to for a scattering. It is home of the best stargazing in the whole country, and has mapped out “Star Trails” from which you can see 7,000 stars. Under a shining sky, these Star Trails are a popular destination for scattering ashes.Photo Credit
Many people want to have their own, or their loved ones’, ashes scattered on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s such a bustling and vibrant area full of life, and people often choose this is a place to say goodbye. Popular locations include the Hotel Bellagio’s fountain and the Flamingo Hotel’s Wedding Garden.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Nevada
Nevada 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.
Nevada Cremation FAQs
What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Nevada?
Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Nevada Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have to 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 Nevada?
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 Nevada?
There are 46 funeral homes in 20 cities of Nevada.
Nevada State Facts
State Nickname: The Silver State
State Motto: “All for our Country”
State bird: Mountain bluebird
State tree: Single-leaf pinion
State flower: Sagebrush
State animal: Desert bighorn sheep
Bonus fact 1: The oldest skeletons of early men ever found in the US were found in Hidden Cave in 1949.
Bonus fact 2: Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas every year.
Bonus fact 3: Virginia City, NV is said to be the most haunted town in the US.
Bonus fact 4: Betty Willis, designer of the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, never trademarked it. She called it her “gift to the city”.
Bonus fact 5: Nevada is the driest state in the US.
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