Let it grow! The City of Cortland is encouraging residents to let their lawns grow during the month of May to help promote a healthy spring for pollinators.
No Mow May is designated to help pollinators as they emerge from hibernation during the winter. This time during the year food is scarce and residential yards can be a helpful stopgap nectar source for pollinators if they are left to grow naturally.
Lawn mowing by residents or businesses removes many flowers of violets, dandelions and other types of flowering plants, which can lead to food sources for pollinators slim.
Those who live in the City of Cortland and are interested in participating must register by calling the City Code Enforcement Office at 607-753-1741 ext. 103 no later than April 21st. Further information on No Mow May can be found HERE.