Join the Limberlost Swamp Remembered project

Join the Limberlost Swamp Remembered project

     Updated March 18, 2008   URL is

Limberlost Swamp Remembered

c/o Kenneth Brunswick, President

 PO BOX 603

Geneva Indiana 46740

Telephone 260-368-7428

The Limberlost, an extensive wetland comprising 25,000 acres in Jay and Adams counties shortly before the turn of the century, was Gene Stratton-Porter’s working grounds and inspiration. Observing the slow destruction of this lush botanical environment and thriving wildlife habitat, she set out to preserve its natural history with camera and pen, and was launched on her successful career as an author. The Limberlost’s splendor and grandeur have echoed throughout generations in such books as Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost.

Over 100 years after drainage of the area was begun, efforts are underway by Friends of the Limberlost, Jay County Soil and Water Conservation District and ACRES, Inc. to restore a small portion of this valuable resource.

There is still a need for local project reviewers. You would review and comment every month on the progress of the restoration. Please send your name and address to Limberlost Swamp Remembered, PO Box 603, Geneva IN 46740

Please join our efforts by making a contribution. For each $10.00 donated, a foot of wetland will be restored and preserved in your name for future generations. Donors will receive a

certificate suitable for framing which gratefully acknowledges their active interest in reclaiming the densely forested wetland immortalized by Gene Stratton-Porter.

You might want to print out this page and send it with your donation.

Yes! I wish to contribute to the Limberlost Swamp Project. I will receive a certificate; and if I donate $25.00 or more, my name will be professionally printed on the certificate.

Contributor’s name ___________________________________________


City_______________________________ State_____________


Print Name for certificate__________________________________________________

Memorial in Memory of ___________________________________________

Amount of Contribution:

________ $10.00 standard foot of swamp

________ $25.00 personalized foot of swamp

________ $100.00 golden foot of swamp

________ $500.00 quarter acre of swamp

________ $1,000.00 golden acre of swamp

________ Other

Make checks payable to: Limberlost Swamp Remembered. All contributions are tax deductible.

Send to

Limberlost Swamp Remembered

PO BOX 603

Geneva Indiana 46740

There is another page with samples from the swamp newsletter Ken provides.  By joining Friends of the Limberlost, you possibly are also a member of Limberlost Swamp Remembered, but I think I, the webmistress, am unclear on that.

Here’s the table of all the Gene Stratton-Porter pages on this site

The Indiana State Historic Sites website is the official word.

Send corrections for this page to Sandra Weinhardt, or notify the Historic Site at