Communities around Minnesota preparing for ‘No Mow May’

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It may be a few weeks away, but some in Minnesota are preparing for “No Mow May.”

For the first time, the city of Edina passed a resolution supporting the program.

People living in the city can help Minnesota’s pollinators like bees and butterflies by not cutting their grass in May.

“It’s habitat, and it’s food,” Edina Sustainability Coordinator Grace Hancock said. “They are emerging from their hibernation habitat, and they are looking for food nearby, and our lawns can provide that food during this critical time.”

The city is giving out lawn signs to homeowners who register for the program.

“Over 300 people have signed up to participate. They started picking up signs on Friday, [and] we put in another order for signs because we keep seeing these registrations pour in,” Hancock said.

Other cities, like New Brighton, are also taking part in No Mow May.