Sunday, May 21, 2006

Springer's Point

Yesterday was the official opening of the Springer's Point Nature Preserve in Ocracoke Village. Thanks to all of the great people at the NC Coastal Land Trust this area has been saved from development.

There were speeches, nature and history walks, as well as lunch on the grounds and a reception at the Back Porch Restaurant, with music provided by Molasses Creek.

We were delighted to have some of the Springer family in attendance. Judy & Richard (E.D. & Clara Springer's great-great niece & nephew) shared stories about how E.D. & Clara came to buy the property in the late 1800s. The Point has carried their name for over 100 years. They even brought a photo of E.D.:

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of the Invasion of Ocracoke & Portsmouth in the War of 1812.


  1. Anonymous7:03 AM

    I am not sure we realize the tremendous importance of land conservation in all parts of our country! A toast to the Springer family for the insightfullness of Mr. E.D. Springer, who appears to be very distinguished as well!

  2. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Having just learned via DNA testing and historic documents that I am the direct descendant of this man. I am proud to have that distinction.