Keeping Cape Girardeau flood wall clean a massive task
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — The wall that protects downtown Cape Girardeau from the Mississippi River is essentially a more-than-mile-long canvas, and graffiti is a never-ending problem.
And while some communities have embraced graffiti art as a way of self-expression, this southeast Missouri town prefers to keep its wall clean.
The Southeast Missourian reports that members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority at Southeast Missouri State University recently launched an effort to clean some of the graffiti that mars the wall. They plan to tackle a second section of the wall sometime soon.
City Parks and Recreation director Julia Thompson says the side of the wall that faces the river is particularly prone to graffiti. Members of her staff are out at least a couple of times a week checking for graffiti.