DO NOT use the work order system during emergencies. Contact the Customer Service Center immediately by calling (703) 993-2525.
In order to deter migratory and resident geese from grazing and nesting on Mason’s campuses, we contract professional, canine units that patrol University property. These service dogs do not harm/touch the geese. Their only objective is to be present and discourage the geese from remaining on campus. These birds are protected from harm by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. No goose has ever been harmed with this nesting prevention effort. These prevention tactics are a safe and hands-free way to encourage geese to nest off of campus.
In order to help with this program, DO NOT feed any geese on campus. Bird feeding is prohibited and will minimize Mason’s efforts in reducing our geese population.
The Facilities Management (FM) team is leading a new pilot program centering around organic land care in a 7-acre area surrounding Merten Hall and Petersen Hall on the Fairfax campus. Within the testing site, 100% natural fertilizers and environmentally sensitive, gardening products will be used to measure the environmental and financial impacts and feasibility to the Mason Community. This pilot began in Spring 2022 and will be evaluating the viability of “green” landscaping and organic land care for the next three years. During this time, testing will be conducted on landscaping systems and their ability to absorb possible enhanced biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil activity in an organic capacity. “Organic” means landscaping with no synthetic pesticides of any kind (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) and with no synthetic fertilizers or soil amendments.
Read more here: https://facilities.gmu.edu/organic-land-care-beta-testing/