Six OHV projects reap rewards of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $95,000 in funds and equipment to six grant recipients in the second quarter of 2016. The industry’s leading resource dedicated to those who work and play outdoors, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative supports off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders, as well as those who rely on access to land for camping, hunting, fishing, farming, and more.
“Creating, expanding, protecting and improving access to land is a primary concern for outdoor enthusiasts across the country, and OHV education is an important part of how our industry fosters safe, responsible motorized recreation,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative provides critical support and resources for those who commit their time and energy toward the diverse facets of access, and this quarter’s recipients are great examples of organizations working to ensure land, as well as OHV training, is available for all types of outdoor recreation.”
Funding for projects is available, and the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative encourages application submissions from nonprofit or tax exempt organizations. The 2016 Q2 Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant recipients are:
- Oklahoma 4-H Foundation
- Central Mountain ATV Association
- Oswego County ATV Club
- Southern California Mountain Foundation
- The Prospector Trail Alliance
- Tug Hill Adirondacks ATV Assn.
For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, or to submit a grant application, visit www.yamahaoai.com. Follow Yamaha Outdoors at www.facebook.com/yamahaoutdoors, www.twitter.com/yamahaoutdoors or www.instagram.com/yamahaoutdoors.
About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is the industry leader in guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use. A committee then reviews each application and awards grants to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for grants include, but are not limited to:
- Trail development, restoration and maintenance
- Trail signage and map production
- Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
- Land stewardship, safety and education
Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at www.yamahaoai.com. For specific questions about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144