Marysville celebrates 'Clean Sweep Week' April 14-21

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville is working in partnership with various local businesses, churches and nonprofit groups to bring back "Clean Sweep Week" April 14-21, a series of free activities to help residents get their spring cleaning off on the right foot.

The "Graffiti Paint-Out" returns on Saturday, April 14, with volunteers meeting at 9 a.m. at Cedarcrest Middle School, located at 6400 88th St. NE, to get painting materials and location assignments to "hot spots" and street-side fences where homeowners have been victimized, where they'll work until about noon. This event aims to send a message to graffiti vandals and taggers that graffiti won't be tolerated in Marysville.

To register or for more details, contact city Parks Maintenance Manager Mike Robinson by phone at 360-363-8406 or via email at Volunteers should wear old clothes that they won't mind getting messy.

The Allen/Quilceda Watershed "AQWA" Team, which includes Marysville Surface Water Management, will be planting native trees and shrubs on the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project site by Harborview Park, located 4700 60th St. NE, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same Saturday. The first 200 participants will receive Earth Day 2012 T-shirts.

Plants, tools, gloves, water and snacks will also be provided for volunteers. To register, contact Stephanie Leeper by phone at 425-328-9205 or via email at

The following Saturday, April 21, will see a familiar event move to a new location, as the Community Shred-A-Thon relocates from the Marysville Municipal Court to the Marysville City Hall parking lot, located at 1049 State Ave., where trucks will be shredding tax paperwork and other personal documents from 9 a.m. until noon, or as soon as the trucks fill up.

This free event is designed to help citizens protect themselves from identity theft, and is sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, the North County Outlook, the city of Marysville, American Data Guard and the Bleachers Grill at the Cedarcrest Golf Course.

There is a six-box limit, and those submitting documents must remain until theirs are destroyed. For more information, call 360-363-8086.

The Marysville First Assembly Church will once again be serving as the site for "Got Trash Day" that same Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. or whenever their dumpsters fill up, at 4705 Grove St.

Participants are welcome to bring their old televisions, computer devices, and other appliances and metal for recycling. The church is also accepting clothing donations, hosting a car wash and providing lunch. For more information, call 360-659-2276 or log onto

The Marysville Community Food Bank will also be collecting canned, non-perishable food items on April 21, in the regular red barrels placed at Marysville City Hall and the Marysville First Assembly Church.

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