Your Gift Will Help Make Ruth's House Happen!
Working together we can:
• Preserve coastal land for public access and use, forever
• Maintain the historic character and cultural legacy of Southport Island
•Provide a Center for community engagement
• “Make Ruth’s House Happen”
Southport Island is a place that we hold dear to our hearts ... your support of the grassroots initiative to purchase the Gardner property is needed and gratefully appreciated. Working together we will “Make Ruth’s House Happen”. Let’s do it this summer! What we make possible now will be here for the generations to follow.
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"