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Supervisor Karen Spiegel Attends Prado Dam Mural Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 12, 2022

Supervisor Karen Spiegel Attends Prado Dam Mural Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Wednesday, September 9, Supervisor Karen Spiegel, alongside Representative Ken Calvert, attended the Prado Dam Mural Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony.

The Prado Dam mural is 76,800 square feet and was completed in June 1976 by 30 high school students from Corona High School to celebrate our nation’s bicentennial.

Due to environmental concerns about the lead-based paint commonly used in 1976, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was committed to removing the existing mural.

For that reason, a coalition of nonprofits, local agencies, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collaborated to restore the mural instead.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has slated the bicentennial mural paint removal for early fall. It will be restored to the original design by Spring 2023 using funds raised by the Friends of the Prado Dam Mural, the Bicentennial Freedom Mural Conservancy, and contributions from local businesses. See the pictures below! Learn more...