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Mayor Of Sunbury Seeking To Raise Money For New Nature Park

The Wetland Community NAture Park Is Underway in Sunbury

SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - All it takes is vision and a little help from the community, in order to spruce up a random property in Northumberland County.

That's the belief of the Mayor of Sunbury who's throwing his efforts behind creating a wetlands park.

"It's just wasted land really," said Patricia Thomas from Sunbury.

Patricia Thomas is just one of many homeowners in Sunbury, who is tired of looking at all of the weeds and shrubs across the street.

"I guess you could start by cutting som stuff down and trying to get some volunteers to help out, I certainly would if I'm around," said Thomas.

This is why Mayor Kurt Karlovich has stepped up to the plate.

"When I came across the property I thought about hey, how can we utilize this and get the community involved," said Mayor Kurt Karlovich of Sunbury.

He decided to start raising money to revamp this area and make it safer for both the city's youth and wildlife.

"There are going to be more fun educational activities, hop scotch, fun little facts about the plants the animals the species that are in here," said Karlovich.

"I've heard a lot of bad stuff around this area so obviously turning it into something like a park I feel like it will keep the crime down," said Blakely Rosancrans from Sunbury.

And, there will also be an addition that pet owners can get excited about.

"I'm actually looking forward to the dog park because of my dog.  Do the dog park first," sid Thomas.

"That is a really good idea because there's a lot of dogs in the area," said Rosancrans.

When all is said in done, the idea is to make Sunbury a better place to live and to visit.

"You forget that you're in the middle of Sunbury, you feel like you're in a miniature National Park," said Karlovich.

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