Our friends at Pollinator Pathway have encouraged us to take on the “No Mow” May challenge, so when you visit the Sanctuary please pardon our appearance: we are letting our lawns grow into pollinator-friendly meadows for the whole month of May!
Why Are Lawns Causing A Problem?
- They provide little to no habitat
- They add fertilizers and toxins from 70 million pounds of pesticides a year to wetlands, streams and rivers
- Their root systems are too shallow to effectively filter stormwater runoff
- Homeowners typically use 10 times the amount of pesticides and fertilizers per acre on their lawns than farmers do on crops
Learn more at pollinator-pathway.org