TOWNSHIP 5, RANGE 8 WELS, Maine - The co-founder of Burt's Bees Inc. has purchased an entire Maine township.
Maine resident Roxanne Quimby spent more than $12 million to purchase Township 5, Range 8 WELS from Irving Woodlands LLC. Quimby closed the $12 million deal Monday on the 24,083-acre township. The land is next to Baxter State Park.
Quimby says it is her goal is to purchase as much Maine wild land as possible and convert it to a national park. She now owns around 40,000 acres of Maine wildlands.