First conceptualized in 2015, this mural idea has spent the last few years intent on finding a prime location to tell its story. Pedro, now at the Neville, will be near his family and friends who cruise the Fox River in first-class style.
Pedro was inspired by; you guessed it, the AMAZING Pelicans that have been popping up all over. Out of nowhere these huge animals started populating the Fox River corridor in Green Bay, but why? Remediation efforts taking place along the Fox have changed our ecosystem. First it was micro-organisms then small animal marine life, and then the small fish populations began increasing. Now we have top predators patrolling these waters. These pelicans aren't just passing through. We have large numbers of nesting pairs who regularly return to Green Bay to start their families.
Pedro is a celebration of our remediation efforts and Green Bay's new relationship with the Fox River and its tributaries. The Fox River facilitates our international businesses and is also an interwoven biological habitat for thousands of animals and plants. The Fox River is at the base of the world’s largest fresh water estuary making it an extraordinarily unique and precious ecosystem.
We also recognize the Fox River for its inherent beauty. The most exciting cities in the world embrace their waterways and leverage their beauty to bolster economic prosperity and heightened quality of life. Green Bay is hot on that path. Not only are we expanding pedestrian trails along the Fox but we are also developing new amenities like kayak launches, parks and bike paths.
Pedro is accented by immense waves, representing Green Bay's ambitious and dynamic future. As we grow and change new windows of opportunity open. The mural is a reflection of the exciting and dynamic state we now find ourselves in.
If you've noticed these majestic birds on your way to work or if you're feeling the buzz that is pulsing in Green Bay come check out Pedro the Pelican at the Neville Museum and discover the many great things happening in Green Bay.
For more information about the Neville's outdoor art visit Art at the Neville!