The City of Verona created a Sustainability Task Force in 2020 to help promote ideas around a Sustainable City. This website and other links from this website are to help empower residents with knowledge, skills, and tools to promote a sustainable lifestyle. Click on the icons below to learn more information about each topic.
No Mow May
On April 26, 2021, the Common Council approved Resolution No. R-21-022 recognizing May of 2021 as No Mow May to encourage all citizens to support efforts to protect pollinators. To help protect pollinators, the City will suspend enforcement of length of lawns and grasses until June 1, 2021. The suspension of the enforcement will allow pollinator species to emerge and early flowering grasses to establish to benefit the pollinators.
This image beside this text can be used as a lawn sign for anyone who is interested in participating and educating others of the value of not mowing in May.
The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded communities as Tree Cities since 1976 in an effort to provide framework for communities to manage and expand their public trees. As of 2019, Verona has been a Tree City for 25 years. To have Tree City status a community must meet four requirements, which are maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation website for more information on Tree City USA.