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Proposal Seeks to Increase Pollination in College Park

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the College Park City Council will discuss a recommendation from the Bee City USA Committee to initiate a No Mow Month in April 2022 to reduce lawn mowing that will help provide food and nesting opportunities for early emerging pollinators.

The proposal asks the Code Enforcement Officers to refrain from enforcing tall grass Code violations during this period. No Mow Months (originally called No Mow May) are actions taken by cities that seek to reduce lawn mowing by residents for one month early in the Spring. This reduced mowing allows the herbaceous plants commonly present in lawns to flower, providing crucial nectar and pollen sources for pollinators emerging from winter diapause.

In the USA, this action was first implemented in Appleton, WI, and is now promoted across the country.

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