In 2018, the City of Brampton launched the Don’t Mow, Let it Grow initiative that focuses on converting select areas of public land covered by turf grass into meadows and pollinator habitats. This initiative will help beautify Brampton, and make it a more healthy, resilient and environmentally sustainable City.
The City is still mowing, we’re just being more strategic. Manicuring grass has significant environmental and economic costs – it requires a staggering amount of fuel and labour, contributes to air and water pollution, reduces biological diversity, and costs tax payers money. So we’ve evaluated our mowing program, and identified a number of strategic locations where it makes sense to eliminate mowing.
The “No Mow” zones are being naturalized, which will result in a host of environmental, financial, and aesthetic benefits. For example, they provide support for pollinators and wildlife, reduce green house gas emissions, and help manage stormwater.
The Don’t Mow, Let it Grow initiative helps achieve the goals and targets of the City’s Grow Green Environmental Master Plan, and the Natural Heritage and Environmental Management Strategy.
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