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Graffiti: Tips for Prevention

Graffiti sends a message to citizens and visitors that people don’t care about their neighborhood. It also decreases property values and deters business and tourism.

GOOD TO KNOW

Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti Hurts® program states that graffiti is the most common type of property vandalism and that graffiti removal requires a large amount of a municipality’s budget.

GOOD TO DO

Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti Hurts® program has 12 tips for graffiti prevention:

  • Encourage citizen reporting
  • Keep up the neighborhood
  • Remove graffiti promptly
  • Enforce anti-graffiti laws
  • Educate youth
  • Use an “adopt-a-spot” program
  • Create a paintbrush mural
  • Change the environment
  • Employ graffiti resistant surfaces
  • Monitor graffiti-prone locations
  • Employ curfews
  • Provide alternatives

 

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We live in a beautiful region surrounded by water. It impacts everything from the food we eat to the fun we have as well as our economic livelihood. Our daily actions have a lasting impact and it's up to us to protect and restore our waterways. It takes a community of individuals making small changes to make a difference. Getting involved in the Bay Star programs is one way you can be part of the effort to protect our region's most defining natural resource, water.

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