- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)36
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Cape gets 11th Tree City USA nod
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Cape Girardeau a "Tree City USA" for the 11th time.
"Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure in our city and they also provide environmental and economical benefits," said Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation director Dan Muser. "As a Tree City, we have done everything we reasonably can to care for our community forest."
Cape Girardeau has again met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: an active tree board, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Arbor Day Foundation use Tree City designations to encourage tree preservation because trees moderate climate, conserve water and provide habitat for wildlife.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.