Yamaha Hands Out Nearly $60,000 in GRANTs

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Eight projects supported by Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has announced the second quarter 2015 GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) recipients from the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative. Nearly $60,000 was contributed this quarter to eight projects, which support the program’s dedication to safe, responsible riding and open sustainable access to land, trails and riding areas for OHV users.

“Riding clubs, public land agencies and conservation organizations continue to reach out to the Outdoor Access Initiative for support in expanding, maintaining and protecting access to OHV riding opportunities,” says Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group Vice President. “The scope of projects this quarter include clearly marking trails through up-to-date signage, trail maintenance, and installation of drainage systems and directional signage to create sustainable and legal access to OHV trail riding.”

The following organizations received consideration in this funding cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative:

  • Alvwood Squaw Lake ATV Club – Blackduck, Minnesota
  • Cowlitz Basin ORV Club – Randal, Washington
  • Fort Riley Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (DFMWR) – Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Indian Valley Creek ATV Club – White, Pennsylvania
  • Jones Creek Trail Riders Association – Camas, Washington
  • La Paz County – Arizona
  • Wilderness Wheelers ATV Club – Bigfork, Minnesota
  • Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders Club – Craig, Colorado

Riding clubs, outdoor enthusiast associations, land managers and conservationists can find information about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative at www.yamahaoutdooraccess.com. In addition to downloading and reviewing the GRANT guidelines for submission, visitors can submit an application with the required attachments directly to the online platform. Yamaha continues to seek qualified projects and applications at local, state and federal levels. The next deadline to submit a GRANT application is Wednesday, Sept, 30, 2015.

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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