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Can you spread ashes at Hugh McRae Park?

Melisa Riley

Tara Duckworth, director of New Hanover Parks and Gardens, referred to N.C. General Statute 90-210.130 subsection F, which stipulates that you may scatter ashes over non-inhabited public land. As Hugh McRae Park is populated with visitors, you cannot spread ashes there.

Below is the text of the statute:

(f) Cremated remains may be scattered over uninhabited public land, over a public waterway or sea, subject to health and environmental standards, or on the private property of a consenting owner pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. A person may utilize a boat or airplane to perform such scattering. Cremated remains shall be removed from their closed container before they are scattered.

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