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Roxanne Quimby Donates Land to Acadia National Park

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A nonprofit formed by the co-founder of Maine-based personal care products company Burt’s Bees has donated roughly 100 acres of land to Acadia National Park.

The Portland Press Herald reports Roxanne Quimby and her foundation, Elliotsville Plantation Inc., had been working for years to acquire "inholdings" within the park on Mount Desert Island.

The inholdings donated by Quimby’s foundation were either inside or adjacent to the park boundary. The 13 parcels are valued at just under $2 million collectively.

Lucas St. Clair, Quimby’s son and president of the nonprofit, says the group thought the donation would be a great way to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.

Acadia National Park is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year.