La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Division aiming to start No Mow Might

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March 22, 2022 5:29 p.m

Posted: Mar 22, 2022 5:29 pm

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WKBT) – The city of La Crosse is asking everyone to help pollinators by participating in No Mow May.

The program encourages residents to skip mowing for the entire month of May or to postpone mowing until later in the month.

This helps maintain good habitat for pollinators that emerge after winter.

There are also advantages for the lawn itself.

“It improves root systems, may improve water retention and drought resilience, and benefits pollinators,” said Leah Miller, the city’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

This program has to be approved by the city council, which could happen in April.

Once the program is approved, a registry of participating homeowners will be opened.

There will also be courtyard signage from the city to educate passers-by about No Mow May.