Strawberry Fields For Rover to receive grant

MARYSVILLE — The Strawberry Fields For Rover Off-Leash Dog Park in Marysville has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the Nutro Company’s “Room to Run” dog appreciation project.

Room to Run is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to Strawberry Fields For Rover will be used to help make improvements that will provide local dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.

Marysville resident Leslie Buell, founder of the Marysville Dog Owners Group, submitted the winning application on behalf of Strawberry Fields For Rover. M-DOG provides stewardship for the city of Marysville’s three-acre dog park.

“Strawberry Fields For Rover is visited each year by 12,300 dogs on average during the weekends, and 4,590 dogs on weekdays, and these numbers keep growing,” Buell said. “However, the park needs more shelter or shade from the elements for our dog owners. A shelter or gazebo will solve this problem. Another request M-DOG gets frequently from park users is the need for agility equipment at the park for dogs to train or play on. The Nutro Room to Run grant will help us meet these needs.”

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