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Letter to the editor: Park Rapids a pollinator friendly city

The City of Park Rapids is to be applauded for helping residents to create a more pollinator (including bees) friendly city. At their July 25 meeting, 6 p.m. in the Park Rapids Library, the revised ordinance will be on the consent agenda for fina...

The City of Park Rapids is to be applauded for helping residents to create a more pollinator (including bees) friendly city. At their July 25 meeting, 6 p.m. in the Park Rapids Library, the revised ordinance will be on the consent agenda for final adoption. The ordinance will still address nuisance grass on lawns and boulevards, but will permit native plantings in yards and allow grasses to grow to 7 inches, requiring less mowing and watering. To plant native grasses in boulevards requires a license, but is permitted.

The League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area (LWV PRA) has studied, held a community forum on pollinators and continues to support efforts to protect pollinators that are crucial to the production of about 40 percent of the food we eat. Understanding the issues on which our elected officials take action is part of our commitment to Make Democracy Work. Everyone is welcome to join us in our efforts. Persons 16 years of age and over can become a member. For more information about League and our activities email lwvparkrapids@lwvmn.org .

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