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Cortland launches No-Mow-May conservation initiative: But make it official or you could be fined

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This May, residents of Cortland are letting their lawns grow a little wilder as part of the No-Mow-May conservation initiative. The program encourages participants to skip mowing their lawns for the entire month, promoting healthier habits for both people and pollinators, such as bees.


No-Mow-May helps attract honey bees and provides a habitat for other wildlife. This year, up to 150 people have registered to participate in the event through the Cortland code enforcement office.


The initiative allows wildflowers to bloom and provides an opportunity for bees and other insects to pollinate crops. Kiser emphasized the importance of preserving the local environment and ensuring that all creatures can thrive without disruption.

To take part in No-Mow-May, residents were required to register by a deadline of this past weekend. This ensures that code enforcement officers will not issue any penalties during the month for unmowed lawns.