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West Virginia DEP recognizes Downtown PKB

PARKERSBURG — Dedicated to improving downtown Parkersburg, Downtown PKB was recognized Wednesday with an Education and Community Involvement award from state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s annual environmental awards recognize accomplishments of industries, municipalities, teachers and community leaders to protect the environment, work to be good corporate neighbors and educate citizens.

Downtown PKB was nominated by department sponsor Nedia Cyran for the organization’s community involvement, beautification and outreach efforts in the downtown.

Held twice a year in the spring and fall, Downtown PKB rallies community volunteers, church groups and civic organizations to clean up and beautify downtown Parkersburg. In 2018, Downtown PKB was awarded a grant from the Wood County Solid Waste Authority to purchase 10 flower pots, which were adopted by businesses and residents.

This weekend, Downtown PKB and the volunteers will take to the streets for the spring cleanup. Businesses and community members can once again come out and adopt a flower pot to maintain throughout the summer by weeding and watering the plants. Adopt a Pot forms are located on Downtown PKB’s website or can be picked up at 400 Market St.

For more information about the clean up or to adopt a pot, contact Downtown PKB at 304-865-0522, at downtownpkb.com or on Facebook.

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