EUGENE, Ore. – There will soon be a new mural on the Frohnmayer Footbridge near Alton Baker Park.
Nearby Nature, a local non-profit, is currently working on the project that they hope will beautify the space.
Shaun Daniel, a Nearby Nature park host, said there is often graffiti on the bridge that can detract from the surrounding area. Now, in hopes of covering it up, they plan to create a mural spanning the entire length of the footbridge.
The mural will feature about 15 different species of plants, animals, and insects that are found in the park.
Beginning Monday, volunteers will begin painting the base color on the bridge. They are expecting to begin the stencil work on Tuesday and hope to have the project finished this week.
Daniel said they have done something similar on a much smaller scale in the past and it helped the graffiti problem.
Since the mural is a stencil mural, if new graffiti does appear, they will be able to easily fix it.
Daniel hopes the project will give people a chance to get involved in the community.
"I'd say my favorite part of a project like this would be seeing people come together and making something that hasn't existed before,” Daniel said.
The funding for this mural came from a $3,500 neighborhood matching grant from the City of Eugene. Daniel said it will pay for materials, staff time and for maintenance of the mural.
If you are interested in volunteering to work on the mural, call Nearby Nature at 541-687-9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.