Girl Scout Isabella Conway completes environmental mural on Hendersonville rainwater cisterns

Twelve-year-old Isabella Conway with art supplies in front of a mural she painted. Photo courtesy of the city of Hendersonville

Press release from the city of Hendersonville: 

The City of Hendersonville Stormwater Division is excited to announce the recent completion of a new water quality education project that was organized and completed by local Girl Scout Isabella Conway in pursuit of her Girl Scout Silver Award. This exciting project required Isabella to design and paint two murals on large rainwater cisterns at Patton Park. The cisterns capture rainwater from the City’s Building and Grounds Maintenance Facility and provided the perfect canvas for the mural project.

“This project is a great example of a community member taking time to invest back into their community,” said Hendersonville’s Stormwater Administrator Michael Huffman. “Isabella has provided an amenity that will be enjoyed for years to come.”

Twelve-year-old Isabella is passionate about the environment and art and wanted to combine these two themes to create a message for the community about environmental conservation. The theme Isabella decided on was water conservation because of the importance of clean water to all life.

The murals depict the connection between mountain headwater streams and the ocean, where all water, and anything it carries, eventually ends up. The message reads: “From Mountains to Sea – Protect Water Quality”.

Isabella worked on her proposal with Stormwater Manager Michael Huffman and Human Resources Coordinator Lu Ann Welter before presenting her plan at the November 5, 2020 Hendersonville City Council meeting. Isabella spent over 50 hours on her project from researching themes and materials to designing and painting the murals in late December.

“The City’s Stormwater Division is honored to have worked with Isabella on this great project,” said Huffman. “We thank Isabella for working to improve her community through direct action!”

The murals can be seen from the walking path that connects Patton Park with the Oklawaha Greenway.

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One thought on “Girl Scout Isabella Conway completes environmental mural on Hendersonville rainwater cisterns

  1. zoogie

    Beautiful job Isabella….A peaceful scene has come to life thanks to your 60 hours of effort. Thanks

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