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December 18, 2023

The USGS Western Fisheries Research Center and a community of volunteers came together to create a beautiful piece of art depicting the Center's research.

During the second week of July 2023, we hosted a community mural effort. Over 350 locals volunteered to paint a mural that wrapped around all four sides of our storage building. All ages, from young children to seniors, and all skill levels were able to participate. Austin and the Urban Artworks team developed an amazing color-by-number strategy that started with large images for novices, then progressively moving to the final details for our more advanced painters. Within three days, the massive mural was complete!

Thank you to the 350+ volunteers and creative skills of Austin Picinich for helping create our new mural!

Signatures of the 350+ volunteers that painted the mural on the WFRC storage building

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