A community should work to get rid of graffiti immediately. This power struggle cannot be won overnight, but persistent community members working in partnership with Square Up Marion can gain ground. Once the graffiti is gone, we can use landscape designs (such as prickly shrubs or closely planted hedges), building materials (such as hard-to-mark surfaces), lighting, or fences to discourage vandalism. We can also enlist volunteers to help paint murals and/or other streetscapes to cover graffiti.


Square Up Marion will try to incorporate graffiti removal during project days.  If you would like to share with us, the location of graffiti, please use this form.  

Please provide a brief description of the graffiti location (ie. street address, building name, cross streets). This is REQUIRED to use our graffiti submission form.
Please upload a photo of the graffiti. This is REQUIRED to use our graffiti submission form.

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There are many ways to engage the community in these critical conversations — the most important thing is to make sure that the conversations happen. Volunteers help make resources go further. Volunteers are critical either by addressing the problem more effectively or expanding the scope of the organization's response. Volunteers might be engaged to “adopt” and care for the vacant lots all year round, or even transform them into community gardens or playgrounds. Volunteers are also critical to the success on Project Days.