On May 9th, Downtown PKB’s design committee members and board members partnered with area students from Parkersburg Catholic High School and Caperton Center Engineering Technology Program as well as other community members who just wanted to come out to help during Downtown PKB’s Cleanup and Greenup Project.

pkb2Wendy Shriver, executive director of the Downtown PKB stated, “Over 40 volunteers helped during the two hour clean up. The clean up areas included Market Street, 2nd Street, 4th Street and Juliana Street.”

With the help from the City of Parkersburg, Scots Landscaping, the Department of Transportation and the Tree Commission, volunteers cleaned up trash and planted flowers to help beautify the streets.

After the clean up, volunteers were treated to pizza and ice cream at the Point Park Marketplace.

Community member and a mom of local students that came out to help, Jessica Barnhart said, “My family and I enjoy walking in downtown Parkersburg. We were very happy to have the chance to help with cleaning the flower beds. We are looking forward to the fall clean up and helping again.”

Downtown PKB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to functionally enhance, revitalize and aesthetically improve downtown Parkersburg so as to better support existing commercial establishments, foster investment and entrepreneurial activities create downtown living opportunities and promote tourism. To accomplish these things through Main Street’s Four-Point Approach (organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring,) Downtown PKB seeks to preserve, grow and diversify Parkersburg’s central business district.


Another Cleanup Greenup Day is planned for the fall under the direction of Downtown PKB’s design committee members. Intersted volunteers can contact Wendy Shriver, executive director of Downtown PKB, at wendy@downtownpkb.com. To see a list of all the events that Downtown PKB is involved in visit their website or visit them on Facebook.