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Rockler donates to Texas restoration project

To celebrate Earth Day 2016, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is donating more than $11,000 to the Hardwood Forestry Fund to support a forest restoration project in northeast Texas.

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The Gilmont Upland Hardwood Restoration Project involves the planting of 11,396 seedlings of five different oak species on 22 acres where drought and disease had damaged an existing stand of hardwood trees. Rockler’s $11,396 contribution will cover costs for ongoing support and management of the project, according to the company.

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund,” Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman said in a statement. “Projects like the Gilmont restoration site benefit the environment and help guarantee the availability of precious resources for future generations of woodworkers. We’re excited to be able to support it.”

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