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No Mow May attracts three times the predicted number of people taking part in La Crosse

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The last day of May means the end of “No Mow May” in the city of La Crosse for 2022. 

The city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department expected about 500 properties to avoid mowing the grass during the month to allow plants to grow and bloom, providing food to pollinators. Instead of 500, though, it It signed up over 1,500. 

City leaders are asking people who display “no-mow” yard signs to either return them to City Hall or keep the signs, if they plan on participating again next year. 

For those who are mowing the first time this season, the city suggests setting the lawnmower to the highest setting, and mowing more than once over several days to get the grass to the level you want.  

City officials will wait until the middle of June before enforcing the usual rules on keeping grass cut.

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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