The beginnings of a new public art project are forming near a busy intersection in Watsonville.
A wetlands mural is being painted on the retaining wall recently built on South Green Valley Road near Main Street. The 220-foot-long mural of birds, plants, animals and water will be done by Art Thomae, who has painted other murals in the city.
It's part of a city beautifying project aimed at. The mural will take about three months to complete, according to the city.
The retaining wall was built after a piece of the hillside slipped, displacing part of the sidewalk, curb and street, according to the Register-Pajaronian newspaper.