SEMSWA Maintenance crews will be implementing a program to manage our native grass drainage areas in a more restorative way. Native grasses, when allowed to grow to their natural heights to propagate their own seed, are self-perpetuating, choke out weeds, and regenerate independent plant communities naturally. Healthy native grass areas also promote the return of native species that are slow growing and drought resistant. Partner agencies with vegetation management responsibilities within our Service Area are managing their open spaces in a similar manner. For all of these reasons, we will be limiting the areas that we mow within our native grass drainage areas, including floodplains and stormwater facilities.
For more information and details on this program, please view the 2016 SEMSWA Vegetation Management Program flyer.