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Stop cutting your lawn

For a lot of people, having a perfectly cut, well-manicured lawn was a bit of a status symbol – or at least a point of pride. But there’s a growing movement of environmentalists trying to change that. They're urging homeowners to put away their lawn mowers for a month and let the grass and weeds grow wild.

Plus: Highland Park is getting a new pavilion, and backyard chicken enthusiasts are recruited to help stop the spread of avian influenza.

Veronica Volk is a senior editor and producer for WXXI News.