Freeport-McMoRan volunteers assisted in the creation of a wildflower meadow at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, home of the Company headquarters. Volunteers cut through brush, dug new ponds, removed rocks, and planted new flowering plants. The project was designed to attract pollenating butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees which are essential for native plant species to survive and flourish. "They follow bloom cycles, so they're called migratory pollinators. We have a good number of migratory species that move through here" said Sarah Porter, executive director of the Audubon Center.
Freeport-McMoRan also donated $35,000 to the project titled Nature in your Neighborhood. The funding will create new educational programs encouraging people to participate in local habitat improvement and conservation efforts.