During the April 17 City Council Meeting, the council passed a resolution to support "No Mow May".  Menomonie joins other cities in the state, including Eau Claire, which is celebrating No Mow May as part of their Earth Day celebration. 

“No Mow May” is a sustainability movement that encourages people to stop mowing or mow less often during the month of May to create habitat and provide resources for bees and early-season pollinators. Residents wishing to participate in the “No Mow May” program need to register online at www.menomonie-wi.gov/nomowmay by May 1, 2023. City staff will not issue long grass or weed violations during the month of May to properties that have properly registered as “No Mow May” participants. City staff will resume enforcement of long grass and weed violations to all properties beginning June 1, 2023.

Residents who register for the program may forgo or reduce mowing in all or part of their yard. This provides habitat and provides resources for bees and other pollinators who are just starting to emerge from hibernation. In addition to participating in “No Mow May,” residents can support pollinators by planting flowering trees, shrubs and native plants and reducing or eliminating the use of herbicides and pesticides on their lawn.

Questions regarding the program may be directed to Megen Hines, Environmental Program Coordinator at 715-232-2221 ext. 1005 or mhines@menomonie-wi.gov.

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