Your Gift Will Help Make Ruth's House Happen!
Preserving Southport Island's Sense of Place
Southport Island, former summer home and outdoor laboratory for environmentalist Rachel Carson, the place that inspired her to write "Silent Spring".
Rachel Carson planned to develop a foundation for the preservation of the forest and coastline near her home. As she walked the forest paths and along the rocky shores, Rachel dreamed of one day having this space protected for everyone to enjoy, forever.
Set back a bit in time this quiet island is a unique place that continues to attract writers, scientists, and artists.
Please support Land for Southport's Future's initiative to purchase and protect our forests and our shoreline, to maintain public access and use of coastal land forever. Your gift is urgently needed and will be gratefully appreciated.
Click to read the interview with Rachel Carson's nephew, Roger.
Also to read the email from Mac MacKusick regarding the importance of purchasing "Ruth's House"