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 last 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:

MINUTES

  • Contact Info
  • 310 Kiwanis Dr, PO Box 617 Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email parks@cityofcape.org
Keep Cape Beautiful Board Members
Mrs. Becky Mocherman, Chair
Mrs. Bonnie Svenson, Member
Ms. Kasie Essner, Member 
Ms. Missy LaPlant, Member 
Mrs. Sarah Laventure , OTC
Mr. Ryan Essex, Council Liaison
Julia Jones, Director of Parks & Recreation
Brock Davis, Park Division Manager 
Sharon Bergman, Administrative Secretary
Mr. Mike Tripp, Public Works Rep .  

The following Cape Girardeau businesses were recently recognized by the Keep Cape Beautiful Committee for their contributions and beautification efforts in the city.

Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A
Pictured are Brock Davis, Parks and Recreation Department, and Brian House, Chick-fil-A.

Jess Hall Properties
Jess Hall Properties
Pictured are Lida Mueller, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee; Jesse Hall, Owner, Jess Hall Properties; and Brock Davis, Parks and Recreation Department.

Bellevue Bed & Breakfast
Bellevue Bed & Breakfast
Pictured are Lida Mueller, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee; Brian Lauglois, Owner, Bellevue Bed & Breakfast; and Julia Jones, Director, Parks and Recreation Department

Capaha Bank
Capaha Bank
Pictured are Lida Mueller, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee; Loretta Schneider, City Council; Sara Brown, Lorie Grossheider, Danny Essner, and John Abercrombie, Capaha Bank; Brock Davis and Julia Jones, Parks and Recreation Department

Saint Francis Medical Center
Saint Francis Medical Center
Pictured are Brock Davis, Parks and Recreation Dept.; Felecia Blanton and Richard Essner, Saint Francis Medical Center; and Lida Mueller, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee

Cox and Associates, Inc.
Cox and Associates, Inc.
Pictured is Ms. Margaret Cox of Cox and Associates, Inc., an accounting firm located at 825 Independence in Cape Girardeau

Bi-State Oil Company
Bi-State Oil Company
Pictured are Lida Mueller and Doug Austin, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee; Scott Blank, Bi-State Oil Company; and Julia Jones, Director, Parks and Recreation Department

Ford & Sons Funeral Home
Ford & Sons Funeral Home
Pictured are Julia Jones, Director, Parks and Recreation Department; Doug Austin, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee; Josh Ford, Ford & Sons Funeral Home; and Lida Mueller, Keep Cape Beautiful Committee