March to Save The Old House, Saturday April 20th

Dear Les Fruits de Mer members, volunteers and friends,

We’ve been working together for more than six years to preserve and share a very special part of St. Martin heritage: The Old House. Today, our dreams for this site and the thousands of hours we have worked there are at risk. After over 50 years in dispute in the courts, the property where The Old House is located has been scheduled for auction on May 13th. The local government (Collectivité of St. Martin) is working to buy this and other disputed lands so it can use them to the benefit of the St. Martin people.

Will this amazing place be saved for the benefit of this island and its people, or will it be destroyed? It seems we will find out soon.

But before then, we hope you can join us in celebrating this magical space where we have shared so much with each other, and with the entire community. On Saturday, April 20th, the Collectivité of St. Martin has organized a history-making peaceful march to The Old House. This is a chance for all of us to proclaim that St. Martin heritage and The Old House must be saved.

We hope you can attend. We would love to spend this time with you. Everyone who has been a part of this incredible project deserves to be there on this day. If it is one of the last great moments we spend there together, then we hope you can be there. We hope it is the beginning of something even more magical we do there together, and for that we also want you to be there with us.

If you can attend, let us know. If you want to volunteer at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House on this historic day, let us know. If you can’t be there, spread the word!

Thank you! No matter where you are in the world, let’s celebrate this moment in solidarity.

Fruits forever!

More details about the peaceful march:
Saturday April 20th
09:45am: meet at Cadisco in Chevrise
10:00am: peaceful march to The Old House, followed by Family Day at Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House

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