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The East Bank Trail portals celebrate the beginning of a new river trail along the Milwaukee River's east bank. Caesar's Park on the south and the Urban Ecology Center on the north signify the 1 1/4 mile trail. The foundations and donors helping to make the project possible are recognized on the tiles describing the turtle's under shell. Project by Marina Lee and Chris Leslie.

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East Bank Trail, south end portal
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Description: Donor recognition sign by Caesars Park.
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Portal at the North
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Description: View toward the south.
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East Bank Trail, north end
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Description: Turtle at the north end of the trail.
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Plantings
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Description: River Revitalization Foundation oversaw young adults and teens from various programs for planting the native plants at the sites.
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The Installation
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Description: Scaffolding was used to hold the turtles in place while the concrete set up. Marek Landscaping
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The Pour
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Description: The concrete is poured into the mold, over the rebar and then the tiles are placed into the wet concrete.
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Chris Leslie creates the steel
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Description: Chris not only creates the head and claws through blacksmith techniques, he also creates the inner rebar structure for strengthening the concrete.
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Prepartion for the latex mold
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Description: The prepartion for step one of a simple two part mold. The backside will have the tiles set.
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Making the Shell
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Description: The original is created in clay.
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East Bank Trail
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Description: preliminary drawing for the project
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