Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: January 24, 2024
“Our No Mow Program has been very well received by the community and has gained in popularity every year,” said Environmental Improvement Committee (EIC) Chair Bruce Barker. “Once again, we are getting our No Mow publicity out early so that homeowners who hire lawn care services can schedule their start dates. We thank everyone who takes part in this program that benefits our local pollinator population.”
The No Mow program is an initiative that encourages residents to not mow their lawns (or a portion of their lawns) through Mother’s Day for the purpose of helping the local ecology and establishing habitats of pollinators. The program aligns with the values of the Monarch Butterfly Pledge, which is coordinated through the National Wildlife Federation. More than one-third of the world’s food supply is dependent on pollinators. Additionally, 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators.
Westmont residents who wish to participate in the program need to sign up via the online form.
Households will have three options for confirming their official participation in the program:
Once enrolled, No Mow participants will not be subject to lawn mowing code enforcement through Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024. Regular lawn care code enforcement for residents who enroll in the program will resume after the program is over on Mother’s Day.
Residents may choose to participate by not mowing their entire lawn during the timeframe of the program, or they can designate a specific section of their property for the No Mow event, rather than not mowing their entire yard.
Wednesday, January 24 - Online Sign-up BeginsFriday, March 29, Noon - Program Sign-up DeadlineSaturday, March 30, 8am-Noon - No Mow Sign Pick-up at Westmont Public Works, 155 E. Burlington AvenueMonday, May 13 - Friday, May 24 - No Mow Sign Drop-off at Westmont Public Works, 155 E. Burlington Avenue - Self-service drop-off containerNOTE: No Mow Yard Signs & Window/Door Posters should be in place from April 1 - May 12
For more information regarding the No Mow ‘til Mother’s Day Program, please contact Westmont Forestry & Grounds Division Supervisor Jon Yeater at email@example.com.