“No Mow May” resolution adopted by the City Council.
The Menomonie City Council passed a resolution on April 17 to establish a “No Mow May” pilot program.
“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 can be directed to Megen Hines, Environmental Program Coordinator at 715-232-2221 ext. 1005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.