New SF mural unveiled as part of 'Nat Geo Planet Possible' highlighting restorative power of nature

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A new mural in San Francisco highlights the restorative power of nature and is a part of National Geographic's public art project.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- April is Earth Month. To celebrate, National Geographic partnered with ABC Owned Television Stations in four cities across the country, including ABC7 right here in the Bay Area.

Local artist Alice Lee painted a mural on the corner of Haight and Divisadero streets in San Francisco.

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The mural is part of a "Nat Geo Planet Possible" public art project that highlights the restorative power of nature. Other murals involved in the project include one in New York by Steffi Lynn, Chicago by Sentrock and one in Philadelphia by Eurhi Jones.

You can take part in the art by downloading this coloring sheet... then share your turtle mural and tag @natgeo, @byalicelee, @building180 and @abc7newsbayarea!

Download mural coloring sheet here.

This week we have been talking to many who were involved with this project including the muralist herself and the Director of National Geographic Digital Archive, Ashley Thomas, who helped select the image that inspired the beautiful mural.

You can see both of those interviews in the videos below.

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