The Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is doing their part to keep Natchitoches beautiful.
On Friday, March 24, 2017, active and associate members of the Northwestern State University fraternity held their regular ‘Trash Bash.’
The group walked more than a mile, clearing trash and debris from the roadside.
In 2006, the chapter adopted University Parkway, the main thoroughfare running through Natchitoches. The fraternity chose the street because of its high visibility to residents and tourists, as well as its proximity to the NSU campus.
“We genuinely care about this town. We take pride in its beauty and heritage. We see it necessary that we do our part to keep the roads clean,” said Beta Omicron chapter Historian Tyler Thomas. Spring is an important travel season for Natchitoches, with the annual Bloomin on the Bricks event, Cane River Green Market, and the Natchitoches Jazz & R&B Festival.
The chapter has also adopted a stretch of South Jefferson Avenue along Chaplin’s Lake through the NSU Adopt-A-Road program.