Bayer CropScience celebrates anniversary by volunteering

August 19, 2013 -  By

More than 200 employee volunteers from Envioronmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience, gathered on Bayer’s 150th anniversary, Aug. 1, to foster a healthier space for people in need at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch. The occasion was part of Bayer’s planned series of events and projects throughout the year to mark its 150th anniversary.

Zuma’s is an animal-assisted learning center in Denver that pairs rescued horses with at-risk children to help them learn to bond, build trust and develop life skills to support their future. Bayer donated employee time, expertise and manpower–as well as Bayer Advanced products–to provide this facility with upgraded beautification, new construction and maintenance updates.

“As Bayer celebrates 150 years of Science For A Better Life, our work at Zuma’s expresses how we at Environmental Science live out this mission,” said Gilles Galliou, president of Environmental Science North America. “We are passionate about fostering healthy environments where we live, work and play, and we hope that our service and Bayer Advanced product donations benefit Zuma’s for years to come.”

Bayer employees broke into task force teams to complete site improvements, including the construction and restoration of landscape beds, garden gates and walkways. The team built and installed a pergola, a duck pond and a chicken coop as well as landscaped the facility’s outdoor venue, cleaned stalls, seeded pastures and painted Zuma’s signs and indoor arena. Bayer Advanced donated products from its Natria line of non-synthetic solutions to protect the facility against pests, weeds and diseases, and to support onsite activities and ongoing maintenance.

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