Bayer gives $5K to Yolo Basin Foundation
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Bayer gives $5K to Yolo Basin Foundation

Yolo Basin Foundation announces today that it received a $5,000 grant from Bayer Fund, which will be used for its Discover the Flyway outdoor education program.

Aligned with science, language arts and social science education standards, Discover the Flyway provides experiential lessons and exploration of the wetlands and wildlife of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to approximately 4,000 K-12 local students annually.

By actively engaging diverse groups of youths with the natural world, the foundation strives to cultivate future caretakers of the environment. Fostering young environmental stewards, the foundation aims to protect the wetlands in California’s Central Valley.

“This grant will not only provide support to our organization, but also our community by allowing us to engage children in meaningful experiences that facilitate the appreciation of the wetlands, agriculture, and wildlife of the Central Valley. This supports a lifetime of healthy outdoor activities and instills a sense of stewardship for our natural resources,” stated Chelsea Martinez, executive director of Yolo Basin Foundation. “We thank Bayer Fund for their support.”

“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, president of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs that combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”

Yolo Basin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding public appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships. To learn more about Yolo Basin Foundation and its many programs and events, visit www.yolobasin.org.

Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $14 million to over 3,200 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $79 million. To learn more about Bayer Fund visit www.fund.bayer.us.

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