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No Mow May begins for hundreds of households in La Crosse

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Because of cool, rainy weather, this was not an ideal weekend in La Crosse for trying to mow the lawn.  But conditions may have given people a head start on the No Mow May project, where they’ll let grass grow during May to attract pollinators to the area. 

City park department staffer Leah Miller tells us about 900 households have signed up for the campaign.

Miller says nothing major is required of the families which decide not to cut the grass during May.

“Sit outside, make some observations, take some pictures,” says Miller. “After the program is complete, we can send out a survey, and follow up with them to see if they noticed any new pollinators, or more birds.”    

After No Mow May is over, participating homes will have a two-week grace period to start cutting the grass again.              

City Hall is still taking registrations for No Mow May, in person, on the phone, or on-line.          

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Ann Kasten

    May 9, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    How do the lawn sprays that are already being applied factor in to this initiative??!!

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