The Sustainability Committee is very pleased to announce a new initiative that supports the birdhouse project begun by Mr. Coggins’ AP Environmental Science class in January. Cannon School has developed six different natural areas, also known as “No Mow Zones,” around campus.
Natural areas are left alone allowing grasses to grow and natural wild flowers to flourish. The number one benefit of natural areas is the creation of a wildlife habitat. They also decrease air pollution through reduced mowing, and water pollution through reduced fertilization and pesticides. Additionally, they provide excellent embankment stability on hills and on sides of streams or ponds, reducing erosion.
Students and families will begin noticing the new natural areas shortly. Natural area signs are being installed this week to mark the designated areas.