#GNWT marking International Year of Cooperation with #YZF mural

See on Scoop.itNWT News

Representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were trying to bring attention to the mural this week because the art, which conveys a long river with cutouts of birds, fish and dragonflies, symbolizes the International Year of Water Cooperation. …

As a result, Tasha Stephenson and Stephanie Yuill, both of the department’s field support unit, along with summer student Keira Alty, were out on the street getting young children and members of the public to take hand paint prints and mark them on the mural.

Viewers may notice the animal cutouts are from another mural that was initiated by ENR in 2010 to mark International Year of Biodiversity. At that time, the mural was located on Franklin Avenue where the federal Gallery Building was being constructed. All of the wooden cutouts were designed by Stephenson and Yuill, cut out by the Sir John Franklin School shop class and painted by over 300 students from local schools. Since then, some of the pieces were moved to the 49 Street location by YK 1 chair and Clark Builders job site superintendent Al Shortt, although only about 150 of them were included because so many were damaged, said Yuill.

Northern_Clips‘s insight:

"…"Especially in Canada, we so take our water for granted, though I think we are starting to less and less because of the mercury and what is coming down from the oil sands, but we still do," said Yuill, who pointed out turning off your faucet while brushing your teeth is one example of how water can be conserved. …"

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