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One Whale of an Effort

The photo above depicts Mesa Water District’s Stella, on display at John Wayne Airport at Terminal A Baggage Claim on Carousel 1.


Forty illustrated, 8-foot-long baby whale statuettes, all fondly referred to as “Stella,” are scattered across Orange County in honor of Earth Month as part of a larger campaign led by the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), the county, Orange County Conservation Corps and the local nonprofit Wyland Foundation.

The campaign, “Streams of Hope,” seeks to increase public awareness and education about the preservation and health of local watersheds through art.

To honor Earth Month, the Laguna Woods Art Association is partnering with the El Toro Water District (ETWD), the artist Wyland and MWDOC to paint a Stella whale and display it temporarily in the Community Center.

The Laguna Woods Art Association’s Stella will arrive soon (stay tuned for her exact arrival) and remain for about a month, through mid-May. After a brief display stint at ETWD, Stella will go back to the association to keep and display.

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