“Reclamation | Uptown Water Cycle,” located in Laburnum Alley at
18th Street and Adams (behind Carlos Poco Loco and adjacent to a
rain garden in Uptown Green Park), and "Reclamation | East
Toledo Flood Plain Train," located at Harry Kessler Park, 328
Main Street. Both murals were completed by Graphite Design +
Build and Natalie Lanese.
Flora and Fauna Mural Series is a culmination of multiple years
engagement work led by the Creative Placemaking Team, in concert
residents, partners, community groups, and organizations. The
murals celebrate the
natural environment with references to each neighborhood’s
filtration, clean water advocacy, and neighborhood industrial
murals are sited to address resident-identified safety and
support ongoing community planning efforts in each neighborhood.
of the Young Artists at Work
(YAAW) program were hired as assistants to
strengthen experience working with professional artists
throughout the project.
are the first two of three murals, with a third planned for the
community in the coming year. A special thank you to the
partnership in initiating the series concept to celebrate the
of the Historic Great Black Swamp, Metroparks Toledo
for their partnership in
connection to native plantings and natural spaces, Toledo