In 2016, the City Council passed a resolution declaring Mendota Heights a Pollinator Friendly Community. This resolution encourages all property owners, residents, businesses and institutions to adopt pollinator-friendly practices.
Since then, the City has worked to maintain this mission with measures such as implementing pollinator-friendly maintenance practices throughout the park system. In the summer of 2022, the City also received a grant from the state of Minnesota Lawns to Legumes Program, to bring native, pollinator beneficial plantings to spaces throughout Mendota Heights. This initiative was a huge success and highlighted the power of residents to make a difference.
Last year, the City promoted No-Mow May; and this year’s initiative aims to add to that by providing education and resources to support pollinator friendly practices all year long. At their April 18 meeting, the City Council approved a resolution declaring Pollinator Awareness Month in Mendota Heights, May 1–31.
Throughout the month-long initiative, the City will provide educational resources and activities on how to support pollinators year-round and highlight the importance of pollinators and their role in the natural world.
Watch for more information throughout the month of May, at mendotaheightsmn.gov/PollinatorAwarenessMonth and on the City’s social media channels.