City Joins No Mow May Initiative
The City of Columbia Heights recently joined many other communities in Minnesota by participating in No Mow May, an effort to protect pollinators. This initiative gives residents permission to refrain from mowing their yards through the month of May in order to protect overwinter habitat and provide early nectar for pollinators such as bees, birds, and beetles. The decision by the City Council applies to all years going forward, so there will be no need to renew the resolution each spring. To read the full resolution, to download an 8.5x11 flyer to print at home, or to find out more about pollinators, please visit www.columbiaheightsmn.gov/pollinators.
No Mow May yard signs are available at City Hall for $15. These signs are optional for residents who want to help get the word out about No Mow May or to inform their neighbors that they are participating in the initiative. To purchase a sign, enter on the Mill Street side of City Hall, 590 40th Ave. NE, and ask at the front window during business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri. Signs are selling fast, so before you take the trip to City Hall, you may want to call 763-706-3600 to check on the current stock.