What is Natural Burial?
Natural Burial takes the environmentally friendly practice of a simple, traditional burial and advances that concept to promote a greener world by keeping land in its natural state.
Talk & Tour: Natural Burial
on Sunday, June 12th
11AM – 12PM
This educational Talk & Tour will last 1 hour.
Talk will be held inside the Welcome Center located at:
4100 Starkey Blvd., where complimentary refreshments are provided.
(Rain or shine!)
There will be no selling – only shared information.
If you are considering GREEN, ECO-FRIENDLY, NATURAL or CONSERVATION BURIAL –
cremation or full body ~ join us!
There’s a lot to know, and there are myths and misconceptions.
*OUTSIDE Tour portion will be brief and voluntary (please wear closed-toe shoes), approximately 10-15 minutes.
Call with questions (727) 376-5111
RSVP. Seats are limited.
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Quiet Your Mind as You Improve Your Health
Join us in the Preserve on Sunday, February 16th, for a mindful nature walk.
Hosted by Justin Martz:
New Port Richey local Justin Martz is a 200 hour graduate & teacher-trainer at JivaPatha School of Conscious Yoga and House of Light Yoga in Spring Hill, FL. He teaches professionally throughout the nature coast, focusing on the roots of yoga as a philosophical tradition which incorporates both metaphysical theory and practice of disciplined breath, physical movement, and cognition. He is actively involved with Heartwood’s Burial Crew and part of our Heartwood family.
*BRING: Yoga mat or towel, water bottle, insect repellent.
Please wear closed-toed shoes.
No pets for this walk, please.
4100 STARKEY BLVD.
Talk & Tour: Wildflower Walk
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Join local plant expert Steve Dickman and Heartwood friends for this popular fall wildflower walk and see what’s blooming in the preserve. The Wildflower Walk will start at Heartwood Preserve’s Welcome Center, 4100 Starkey Boulevard, Trinity, 1.5 miles from SR 54. This walk will be one hour.
YOUR GUIDE: STEVE DICKMAN
Steve has lead field trips for the Suncoast Chapter (Hillsborough County) of the Florida Native Plant Society for several years.
He has 22 years of public and private sector experience in Land Management in West Central Florida applying prescribed fire & working to control exotic pest plants.
Steve currently works as Environmental Land Management Technician for Hillsborough County Conservation & Environmental Lands Department.
Wear walking shoes, bring water, and sunscreen if you wish. This walk is appropriate for children age 5 years and older accompanied by an adult, but please leave your dog at home. Call if you have questions: 727-376-5111.
Let’s see how many Native (and not-so-native species) will be identified in 1 hour!
2019 Florida Birding & Nature Festival
Come see Heartwood at our Vendor table ~
Celebrate the wonders of the birds, wildlife, and natural lands that we enjoy in West Central Florida.
A 4-day festival offering presentations workshops keynotes field trips boat trips a nature expo a turtle symposium presentations were you can learn from renowned professionals, experience peak migration, and shop unique products!
Heartwood’s Welcome Center will be CLOSED
on Friday, October 18th.
Preserve gates open normal, posted hours.
SATURDAY ONLY SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM
A special symposium with seven speakers – “Exploring Florida’s Rich Turtle Diversity,” co-sponsored by the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust.
Join Heartwood Preserve’s Manager,
for June’s Talk & Tour:
What is Conservation & Natural Burial?
Come learn about Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery, get a better understanding about the natural “green” burial concept and pre-planning information available upon request.
Stop in a cup of coffee — ask questions & join Diana on a short,
guided tour of Heartwood’s cemetery grounds.
Come take a walk in the woods!
Please wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes.
Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111
Questions about this Talk & Tour? Call or email us:
4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity
Trees of Heartwood: A Walking Tour
The 4 trees highlighted in our Heartwood walk are described below:
Longleaf Pine – come see the stages of growth
Slash Pine – Learn why the Slash pine is named after the “slashes”
Cypress & Oak.
Learn how to identify these trees and what their roles are in Florida’s ecosystems.
Talk & Tour Series at Heartwood, 9:00 AM, Saturday 2/24/18, Topic: “Trees of Heartwood” ~ Come take a guided walk through the Preserve with Heartwood’s Founder & Executive Director Laura Starkey to learn about the different species of trees that live here: the keystone Longleaf Pine, Slash Pine, Cypress and Oaks.
– Free, all ages welcome, moderate walk/hike, bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, wear comfortable clothing.
a RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111
our email: info@HeartwoodPreserve.com
please call or email with any questions
Heartwood Preserve Talk & Tour Series:
Earth-friendly burial options
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Biodegradable shrouds? Ground burial with no concrete vault? No embalming?
Yes – you have choices. Come and learn about Natural Burial.
Stop in for this discussion – we will have refreshments, information packets for you to take home & a guided walk through the cemetery – to answer all of your questions.
RSVP: email Heartwood Preserve: info@HeartwoodPreserve.com
or call our Welcome Center (727) 376-5111
This Talk & Tour:
- slow walk
- wear/bring insect repellent if you wish
- wear comfortable clothing & closed-toe shoes
4100 Starkey Boulevard