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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge | by US Fish and Wildlife Service - Recovery Act Team
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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Old pressure treated lumber was removed from both the outlook and the bench and replaced with a recycled plastic material designed to look and feel like wood. The Service has found that this synthetic lumber not only lasts longer than its wooden alternative, but is also more environmentally friendly. Chemicals used in the pressure treating process have been found to leach out of the wood over time, a problem the recycled plastic will not present.

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Taken on August 4, 2010