Kelsey is one of a few cemeteries in this area to allow green burials. A green burial allows families an option that does not require expensive and environmentally unwise embalming or expensive caskets. It is a purer return to the earth, and for some, may be a preferred alternative to cremation. As with all burials, a burial permit from the El Dorado County Health Department is still required for a green burial.
The price for burial rights is $444 for District residents or $744 for out-of-District residents. Part of this cost goes toward current District expenses, and a portion (currently $144) goes to an endowment fund for long-term care and maintenance of the grounds. Some restrictions apply for out-of-District resident burials.
The KCD Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month except December at 2:00 PM at the old Kelsey Schoolhouse, 6440 Garden Valley Road. The Board is made up of five Trustees appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for five-year terms.