The City of West St Paul is proud to participate in No Mow May. The City began celebrating No Mow May in 2021 by passing a No Mow May Resolution. The idea of not mowing lawns in May was first proposed around 2018, as a way to create habitat for bees and other pollinators that have been in decline for years. The idea is that not mowing lawns in May will increase pollen and other foraging resources for pollinators that are emerging from dormancy. This initiative is promoted through Bee City USA.
In West St Paul, residents can obtain a free reusable yard sign from the front desk at City Hall (1616 Humboldt Ave), 1 sign per address or download and print your own. If you plan to print your own sign please register your address here. To participate, residents simply refrain from mowing their lawns during the month of May, or limit mowing to once or twice during the month. The City will refrain from enforcing weed and lawn height ordinances for residents that participate. Participating residents are asked to display the "No Mow May" sign in their yard or on their home, in plain view from the street, to educate other residents and promote the program. Lawns must be mowed back to required heights and ordinance enforcement will resume after June 1 each year.