Gift benefits Wild Gardens

Doug Coleman, Friends of Acadia president David MacDonald and Acadia superintendent Sheridan Steele at Dr. Coleman’s home in Lamoine.

LAMOINE — Acclaimed genetic scientist Doug Coleman has traveled all over the world to receive honors for his groundbreaking research. But at an informal celebration at his home here recently, it was a small but inspiring plot of land on Mount Desert Island that was the focus of conversation. That plot – the Wild Gardens of Acadia at Sieur de Monts in Acadia National Park – was the passion of his late wife, Bev. Since her passing in 2009, Dr. Coleman has honored her memory by himself becoming an active volunteer at the Wild Gardens.

At the gathering, Dr. Coleman presented a check for $50,000 to Friends of Acadia President David MacDonald and Acadia superintendent Sheridan Steele to further honor Bev’s memory with a major gift to the Wild Gardens of Acadia Founders’ Fund. The fund is intended to provide endowed support to maintain the gardens in perpetuity.

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