Yamaha Approves More Than $75,000 for OHV Projects

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative has approved new funding that will help seven different organizations across six states.

According to Yamaha, these organizations are helping to implement its mission of supporting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas through a variety of projects on the ground level. Since its inception in 2008, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative has funded nearly 200 such projects across the country.

To date, Yamaha has funded projects in 36 states in pursuit of its goal to support OHV access projects nationwide. This number continues to increase as Yamaha receives quality applications from around the country. New Hampshire received its first Yamaha GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) this cycle with funding provided to the North Country ATV club based in North Stratford.

“Yamaha remains focused on supporting quality projects that represent significant opportunities for local OHV communities,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS marketing manager. “These projects take many forms; from improving a trail systems’ access to local amenities and protecting sensitive environmental zones near and within riding areas to expanding legal riding areas.”

These organizations were awarded GRANTs totaling more than $75,000 in the third quarter 2012 funding cycle of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative:

* Border Riders Sportsman Club – Jackson, Maine

* Great Lot Sportsman’s ATV Club – Booneville, N.Y.

* MTN Trail Riders – Jonesborough, Tenn.

* North Country ATV – North Stratford, N.H.

* Northeast ATV Association – Troy, N.Y.

* Thunder Mountain Wheelers – Delta, Colo.

* Snow Shoes Rails to Trails – Clarence, Pa.

The current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are available online at www.yamahaohvaccess.com. The next deadline to submit a GRANT application is Friday, November 30, 2012.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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