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Breaking Ground Contracting donates turtle sculpture to Springfield

Breaking Ground Contracting will donate Eco Eve, its decorated sea turtle from the Turtle Trails project, to theEco Eve Turtle Trails Sculpture small historic Springfield community.

Mary Tappouni, president of firm,, will present the turtle to the community on Sunday, April 18, at Three Layers: A Coffeehouse during a fundraising event to benefit the Child Guidance Center. Eco Eve will be on permanent display at Three Layers: A Coffeehouse for the Springfield community to enjoy.

“Eco Eve is an educational sculpture and work of art that teaches the community about living and building green,” said Tappouni. “We purchased the turtle and are donating her to the Springfield community to the site where she was originally showcased during the Turtle Trails event, Three Layers: A Coffeehouse.”

Eco Eve is the turtle that was sponsored by Breaking Ground Contracting during the Turtle Trails public art project and was purchased by Tappouni following the public auction of the turtles. The money used to purchase Eco Eve will benefit the programs administered by the Child Guidance Center, the organization that hosted the Turtle Trails project.

 Eco Eve was designed by artist Joanelle Mulrain to reflect the environmental sensitivities of the sea turtle as well as the sustainable ideas represented by Breaking Ground Contracting. Eco Eve has a solar panel on her shell that symbolically lights a torch in her hand and, through art, relays information about eco-friendly products like no VOC paints. Eco Eve was stationed in front of Three Layers A Coffeehouse during the Turtle Trails project and will be returned to her home at the fundraising event.

For more information about the Child Guidance Center fundraising event at Three Layers A Coffeehouse on Sunday, April 18, contact 904-355-9791. More information is also available by calling Breaking Ground Contracting at (904) 388-1350.

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