Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative Celebrates National Public Lands Day and National Fish and Game Day
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, encourages people to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors on Saturday, September 24, 2022, in honor of National Public Lands Day and National Fish and Game Day (NHF Day). In recognition of these events, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) is renewing its annual commitment to commit $500,000 to organizations that support access to land for outdoor recreation and encourage grant applications before the next quarterly deadline on September 30th.
National Public Lands Day invites volunteers across the country to help restore and preserve public lands, from national parks to local urban green spaces, directly aligning with Yamaha OAI’s goal of protecting public lands for recreation. outdoor. To date, Yamaha’s OAI program has contributed more than $5 million in funding and equipment to more than 425 projects over the last 14 years to help outdoor recreationists working to protect and improve access to public lands and educate everyone about safe and sustainable recreational use. Yamaha OAI has proven to be the industry’s most trusted partner and an important resource for those who depend on access to public land for work and play.
In addition, on September 24, National Hunting and Fishing Day, it celebrates its 50th anniversary. NHF Day events are organized each year by Wonders of Wildlife to spread awareness of conservation and the economic benefits, as well as the traditions and values of hunting and fishing. Yamaha OAI is a founding partner of Wonders of Wildlife’s Live It! program and supporter of his efforts to expand NHF Day events across the country. These events play an important role in expanding awareness of the issues facing public access and outdoor recreation, and Live It! The program supports local conservation groups that want to organize or enhance NHF Day events, but have limited resources.
Since access to public lands is best protected by responsible and sustainable visitor practices, Yamaha OAI partners with the Recreate Responsibly Coalition (RRC) on a variety of activities, including signage for land managers to educate visitors on the appropriate and responsible use of trails and riding areas. . Those interested in requesting the signs can simply fill out a form at the following link: Yamaha OAI / RRC Responsible Use Sign Request.
“Last year we committed to awarding half a million dollars for outdoor projects and we’re proud to say we exceeded that goal,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha Motorsports Marketing Manager. “Our lives are rooted in the great outdoors and Yamaha’s significant and direct financial support to Wonders of Wildlife, Recreate Responsibility and many other outdoor organizations help make recreation possible on public lands. In celebration of National Fish and Game Day and National Public Lands Day, we are pleased to renew our annual commitment to make a minimum of $500,000 available in 2022 to organizations that help create opportunities for outdoor recreation.” .
Yamaha’s OAI program encourages riding clubs, land management associations, and public land managers to work together with Yamaha dealers to identify projects and apply for support. Yamaha OAI is a one-stop resource for outdoor organizations seeking support for their next project. Visit YamahaOAI.com for application details or examples of some typical projects supported by the program for inspiration.
The application deadline for consideration in the third quarter of the 2022 funding cycle is September 30, 2022. Submission guidelines and an application for a Yamaha OAI grant are available at YamahaOAI.com. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors or search for any of the following hashtags across all platforms: #Yamaha #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA
About the Yamaha 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 425 projects across the country, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreational trails, maintained and rehabilitated horseback riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, provided organizations agricultural essential OHV safety education, has built bridges over fish-bearing streams, and partnered with local outdoor 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 nature conservation groups. interested in protecting, enhancing, expanding, and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable public use.
Updated guidelines, an application form, information and news about the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, please call the 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
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-side vehicles, snowmobiles, WaveRunner watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, assisted bicycles, golf carts , assisted wheelchair systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and robotic machines, unmanned helicopters, 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).