Keep Cape Beautiful is a volunteer board led by the City's Park and Recreation Department whose aim is to beautify Cape Girardeau by controlling litter and graffiti, promoting recycling, encouraging community involvement, and caring for trees and other plants in the community. The Committee's main goal is to enhance physical attractiveness of the City of Cape Girardeau by keeping litter and graffiti to a minimum and adding aesthetic quality to parks and streets by planting and caring for flowers, trees and other greenery.

Keep Cape Beautiful is continually seeking citizens to volunteer. To become a member of the Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee, one must become a certified chapter affiliate with
Keep America Beautiful. Keep Cape Beautiful meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre.

Mission Statement
"Engage individuals, businesses and organizations to Keep Cape Girardeau Beautiful."

Committee Goals
  • City beautification
  • Litter prevention
  • Graffiti reduction and elimination
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Programs and Events
  • Friends of the Parks Day and the Great Cape Cleanup - last Saturday in April. Click here for more information.
  • Business and Resident Beautification and Recognition Awards:


  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email
Keep Cape Beautiful Board Members
 Rebecca Mocherman, Chairperson
 Bonnie Svenson, Member
 Melissa LaPlant, Member 
 Laura Ritter, Member
 Christine Dickman, Member
 Richard Bock, Member
 Meghan Harville, Member
 Shannon Truxel, City Council Liaison
 Doug Gannon, Director of Parks & Recreation
 Brock Davis, Park Division Manager 
 Natalia Beasley, Administrative Assistant
 Mike Tripp, Public Works Rep   
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