Torrance county is in NMDOT District 5. I just wrote both the District 5 Engineer and the Deputy Secretary of Transportation to ask about getting the mowing schedule changed.
If anyone else would like to pitch in his or her 2 cents in favor of having sunflowers along the roads for the August 26 Sunflower event, here's DOT District 5 contact information. Send the DOT postcards, letters, leave polite messages on voice mail asking them please not to mow down the sunflowers, call the toll free number, and so on...
"Save the Sunflowers" petition anyone???
NMDOT District 5 Office
If you can't be bothered to make any effort to write, call, or take action to save the sunflowers, then please don't complain later about there not being any sunflowers along the roadsides for our annual Sunflower event...