MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – A grassroots effort in Marysville has volunteers stepping forward to clean up the city; and what started as just a few concerned citizens is now growing.

Volunteers say River Front Park is the park everybody’s forgotten about.

“People don’t care anymore. They leave their trash thinking someone else will pick it up,” said volunteer Charles Nott.

Someone is picking it up though volunteers led by Nott and his family.

“Let’s clean it up, try and restore it as best we can to the way I remember in the 80s,” he said.

The city of Marysville is taking notice with an initiative they’re calling “Bounce Back.”

“We’re trying to clean our city up in 18 months. So we’re open for business and economic development,” said Councilmember Chris Pedigo.

Marysville has a deficit of $300,000 and the city council is hoping this clean up will reignite development.

“We’re just lifting our city up one park at a time,” said Pedigo.

The community continues to rally around the project with the number of volunteers growing.

“We love our city of Marysville and the citizens have come forward willing to pitch in,” said Pedigo.

The Bounce Back initiative held a picnic Saturday to try and recruit more volunteers, hoping to get a sponsor to help with buying equipment.


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