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January 3, 2017

Martha Stewart donates $1M to Acadia

Photo / Laurie Schreiber
Photo / Laurie Schreiber
Stephanie Clement, conservation director for the Friends of Acadia, worked with businesses to help promote the National Park Service's centennial celebration. The nonprofit announced that Martha Stewart, who has a house in Seal Harbor, has pledged $1 million to benefit the park.

Martha Stewart, who has a house in Seal Harbor, pledged $1 million for the benefit of Acadia National Park.

The gift was made in the form of a matching grant to the Friends of Acadia, a nonprofit that raises money for the park. To date, the friends group has raised all but $100,000 of the match, the Bangor Daily News reported. The grant was made through the Martha and Alexis Stewart Foundation.

The Friends of Acadia is raising $25 million to "help secure Acadia National Park for the next 100 years."

Architectural Digest featured Stewart's Seal Harbor home in 2015. She has also blogged about hiking in Acadia.

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