Yamaha Fulfills Pledge of $500,000 in Outdoor Access Initiative Grants

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Q4 2022 Grant Fund Large-scale riding area cleanup and essential trail maintenance projects that protect land access for motorized recreation

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces that the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has contributed more than $500,000 in grants by 2022, fulfilling a commitment made in honor of National Public Lands Day. The final funding cycle for 2022 in the fourth quarter provided significant support to a wide variety of projects, from California desert cleanup and statewide riding trail maintenance in Washington to multi-use bridges and highway resurfacing. trails, making public lands sustainably accessible for motorized and outdoor recreation. .

“The outdoor community’s response to our call for quality projects that the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative can fund is the reason we were able to meet our 2022 commitment. While half a million dollars will have a significant impact, we know there are more opportunities that need to be supported,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “In 2023, our commitment does not change as we continue to invite and welcome partnerships with grounds managers, bicyclists, grounds managers, and anyone who relies on public lands for outdoor recreation. Together we will work to protect, defend and improve access that everyone can enjoy for years to come.”

The application deadline for consideration in the first funding cycle of 2023 is March 31. Visit YamahaOAI.com for information on how to apply for a grant and to review the submission guidelines. There you will also find Yamaha’s OAI grant application form, as well as the informative blog, which includes summaries of typical projects for inspiration.

The powersports industry leader in delivering critical resources to those working to make public lands available for motorized and outdoor recreation had a strong finish to 2022 with more than $195,000 in grants for projects worldwide. the country. Projects funded in the Q4 2022 grant cycle include:

Mountain Riders of Central Colorado

  • Clean Dezert (California)
  • Eleva-Strum Trail Riders (Trempealeau County, WI)
  • West Magic Lake Idaho Recreation Club (West Magic, ID)
  • Mad River Ridge Runners (Washington County, VT)
  • Northwest Motorcycle Association (Washington)
  • Sierra Buttes Trail Administration (Quincy, California)
  • Sierra Foundation (Prather, CA)

About Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative

Since 2008, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in supporting responsible access to our nation’s public lands for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than $5 million contributed to more than 440 projects across the country, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreational trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting grounds, improved staging areas, provided farm organizations essential OHV safety education, has 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 wildlife conservation groups. land interested in protecting, improving, expanding, and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable public use.

Updated guidelines, an application form, and news about the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative, please call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email [email protected] or write to:

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30066

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, snowmobiles, WaveRunner personal watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, power-assisted electric bicycles, golf, power assisted wheelchair systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and robotic machines, drones, accessories, apparel, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a national network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional US-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida), Kracor Systems (Wisconsin) and Siren Marine, Inc. (Rhode Island), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with the G3 Boats division (Missouri) and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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