The Preston Rail Trail Committee of Friends of the Cheat, Preston County Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Starting Points Family Resource Network wishes to improve the land use of the West Virginia Northern Shops Property, located on Beverly and Sisler Street in Kingwood, WV. The site, once trail head of the Kingwood to Tunnelton tourist train in the late 1990s has since experienced overgrowth of vegetative species and the buildings on the property are in disrepair. These community organizations are developing resources, through volunteer service work-days and writing grants, to revitalize the site into a County-wide community green space.

Community members are invited to visit the Shops Property to learn more about the development of the site, on April 13, 10 am to 3 pm in celebration of Earth Month.

Activities will include tree planting, painting over graffitti, the removal of trash and collection of tires. PCPaRC is seeking a volunteer lawn mower to maintain the premises.