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A group of people standing in the woods of a Better Place Forests location. They are gathered for a celebration of life for a lost family member.

Memorial Forest Events & Gatherings

Join us in the forest to connect with nature and the Better Place Forests community.
Events are free and all are welcome.
Tanoak tree branch with leaves and acorns

CALIFORNIA

Santa Cruz Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Santa Cruz Memorial Forest panorama of Redwood Tree covered mountains

SANTA CRUZ
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

Santa Cruz Memorial Forest seasonal pond and grove of Redwood trees

SANTA CRUZ
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Butterfly nestled on the floor of the Santa Cruz Memorial Forest

SANTA CRUZ
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Looking up into the canopy of a Redwood Tree in the Santa Cruz Memorial Forest

SANTA CRUZ
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

CALIFORNIA

Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest

Open House Series ​

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Speyeria hydaspe, a species of orange-brown butterfly
Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest panorama of meadow and tree covered hills and mountains

YOSEMITE GATEWAY
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

Looking up into deciduous and coniferous tree canopy in Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest

YOSEMITE GATEWAY
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Monarch butterfly sitting on a wildflower in the Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest

YOSEMITE GATEWAY
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest meadow filled with blooming Lupine wildflowers

YOSEMITE GATEWAY
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

Rhodedendron in full bloom

CALIFORNIA

Point Arena Memorial Forest

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 22nd, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

Celebrate the summer season and the light and warmth that comes with longer days. Join the Point Arena Forest Guides to celebrate and remember.

CALIFORNIA

Point Arena Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Point Arena Memorial Forest panorama of Redwood Tree covered hillside

POINT ARENA
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

View of the Pacific Ocean from Oceanview meadow in Point Arena Memorial Forest

POINT ARENA
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Rhodedendron blooms nestled between Redwood Trees in the Point Arena Memorial Forest

POINT ARENA
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Winding forest path in the Point Arena Memorial Forest lined with lush ferns and Redwood Trees

POINT ARENA
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

ARIZONA

Flagstaff Memorial Forest

Season Opening Celebration

May 26th, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

After winter’s rest, spring has brought a season of life and renewal to the forest. Celebrate the forest reopening with the Flagstaff Forest Guides.

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

ARIZONA

Flagstaff Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Flagstaff Memorial Forest panorama of the meadow and mountains

FLAGSTAFF
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

Larkspur Meadow filled with wildflowers and monarch butterflies in Flagstaff Memorial Forest

FLAGSTAFF
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Views of Humphreys Peak in the Flagstaff Memorial Forest

FLAGSTAFF
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Yellow quaking aspen trees in the Flagstaff Memorial Forest

FLAGSTAFF
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

Red Oak Acorn

ILLINOIS

Rock River Memorial Forest

Season Opening Celebration

May 25th, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

After winter’s rest, spring has brought a season of life and renewal to the forest. Celebrate the forest reopening with
the Rock River Forest Guides.

ILLINOIS

Rock River Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Panorama view of the Rock River and the Rock River Memorial Forest

ROCK RIVER
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

View of the Rock River between two large trees at the edge of the water

ROCK RIVER
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Two great blue herons standing in the Rock River in the Rock River Memorial Forest

ROCK RIVER 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Wild grapevine growing among the trees in the Rock River Memorial Forest

ROCK RIVER
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

MINNESOTA

St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest

Summer Season Celebration

June 8th, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

Celebrate the summer season and the light and warmth that comes with longer days. Join the St. Croix Valley Forest Guides in celebrating life in the forest.

Ironwood tree branch with leaves and pods

MINNESOTA

St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Panorama view of the St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest and Fish Lake

ST. CROIX VALLEY 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

View of Fish Lake from under a tree in the St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest

ST. CROIX VALLEY 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Fawn nestled between trees in the St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest

ST. CROIX VALLEY 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

St. Croix Valley Forest in the fall, brightly colored trees along Fish Lake

ST. CROIX VALLEY 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

Hemlock Branch

MASSACHUSETTS

Berkshires Memorial Forest

Summer Season Celebration

June 1st, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

Summer has come to the Berkshires! Celebrate the season of light and warmth with the Berkshires Forest Guides.

MASSACHUSETTS

Berkshires Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

Panorama view of the Berkshires Memorial Forest and the Green Mountains

BERKSHIRES
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

View of Aviator Meadow in the Berkshires Memorial Forest

BERKSHIRES 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Wild blueberries in the Berkshires Memorial Forest

BERKSHIRES  
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Berkshires Memorial Forest historic barn

BERKSHIRES
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

CONNECTICUT

Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest

Summer Season Celebration

June 2nd, 2024 | 11am – 2pm

Summer has come to Litchfield Hills! Celebrate the summer season in full bloom with the Litchfield Hills Forest Guides.

Monarch Butterfly

CONNECTICUT

Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest

Open House Series

Get a firsthand look at what makes a Memorial Forest a special way to honor and remember someone.

View of the Housatonic River Valley from the Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest

LITCHFIELD HILLS 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, June 1st
1pm – 4pm 

View of the Housatonic River Valley in the fall from the Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest

LITCHFIELD HILLS 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, July 6th
1pm – 4pm 

Scenic cove with moss-covered boulders near the Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest Welcome House

LITCHFIELD HILLS 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, August 3rd
1pm – 4pm 

Porcupine nibbling on a branch while sitting on a log in the Litchfield Hills Memorial Forest

LITCHFIELD HILLS 
MEMORIAL FOREST

Open House

Sat, September 7th
1pm – 4pm 

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