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Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. The goal is to allow grass to grow unmown for the month of May, creating habitat for early season pollinators. This is particularly important in urban areas where floral resources are often limited (beecityusa.org).
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If you live in Allouez, Bellevue, New Franken, Ledgeview, Oneida, Pulaski, Suamico, or another local village, township, or municipality, contact your local government to find out if they will be participating in No Mow May and where you can register.
City of De Pere residents may participate by registering online at: https://deperewi.gov/nomowmay
Village of Howard residents may participate by registering online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7OAMsoSZhWpUFfyLIydHFwsKZt2Mr7r6RTe_qpHw71VvHCg/viewform
No. It is a voluntary program during the month of May.
Register online at: https://greenbaywi.gov/NoMowMay
No. Residents must obtain a yard sign at City Hall, East Side Municipal Garage, or West Side Municipal Garage. Please bring proof of residency to show that you reside in the City of Green Bay.
If a property is registered for No Mow May, any grass that is maintained by the property owner/ tenant, including the terrace area, does not have to be mowed during the month of May.
Resume regular mowing of your lawn June 1, 2022. You can view Municipal Code 24-84, Noxious Weeds and Maintenance of Vegetation ordinance online.
Property owners are subject to enforcement of municipal code 24-84, Noxious Weeds and Maintenance of Vegetation ordinance. This ordinance applies to excessive growth of vegetation and weeds in yards. Failure by any property owner to keep grass and weed growth below eight (8) inches will result in DPW completing the work and invoicing the property owner for services rendered.
Displaying the City-issued yard sign signifies your participation. Failure to display the yard sign could result in enforcement of municipal code 24-84, Noxious Weeds and Maintenance of Vegetation ordinance.
*If you are unable to identify the numeric street address of the vacant parcel, come to City Hall, 3rd Floor to register the parcel in-person.