'Day of Service' returns to Marysville Sept. 17

Marysville's Madelyn Teerlink shoveled weeds out of the grass at Jennings Park as part of last year's National Day of Service and Remembrance.
— image credit: Adam Rudnick

MARYSVILLE — Last year, close to 250 volunteers spruced up Jennings Park as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This year's Day of Service for Marysville will take place on Sept. 17 at the Doleshel Tree Farm Park, located at 9002 67th Ave. NE.

Christina Foley, media relations specialist for the Marysville Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, explained that the church is sponsoring the project, which starts at 9 a.m. She asked that volunteers show up at 8:45 a.m. for sign-in registration and to pose for a group photo, and added that Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring planned to attend.

"The objective of the project is to clear the property of vegetation and trees to initiate a passive park and community garden center," Foley said. "It's quite the big project and undertaking, but the end product will be so worth it."

The day's tasks are set to include the removal and replacement of the metal fence, preparation work and painting of the Doleshel barn, and cutting down trees that the city of Marysville will have marked ahead of time, while thinning out branches all around to create visibility from the street for the police.

"Branches and limbs will be sent through the chipper on site to create bark for the pathways," Foley said. "An Eagle Scout project will also be taking place there, to remove and replace the deteriorating foot bridge."

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