Yamaha’s outdoor access initiative expands recreational opportunities for children

Yamaha Program Recognized by Public Lands Alliance with Corporate Stewardship Award

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) grants for the first quarter of 2023, which support projects and programs that create opportunities to enjoy and participate in activities and recreation. outdoors, including efforts aimed at the younger generation.

For the past 15 years, Yamaha OAI has led the powersports industry in supporting projects across the country that promote safe and responsible access to public lands for motorized and outdoor recreation. In addition to highlighting first quarter 2023 grant recipients, Yamaha is pleased to receive the Public Lands Alliance’s 2023 Corporate Stewardship Award for 2023.

“Part of the mission of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is to protect the future of outdoor recreation for all, as well as get them to experience and appreciate it, so it was great to award multiple applications this quarter which will be They focused on getting the kids active and outdoors.” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s motorsports marketing manager. “In addition, Yamaha is honored to accept the Public Lands Alliance Corporate Stewardship Award, which recognized the success of the Outdoor Access Initiative in promoting and advocating for access to public lands for outdoor and motorized recreation.” .

The Public Lands Alliance has worked to encourage and promote its nonprofit partner members of America’s public lands since 1977. On behalf of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and the program’s philanthropic efforts with public lands nonprofits, nominated by the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, received the Public Lands Alliance’s 2023 Corporate Stewardship Award, which recognizes a company that demonstrates exceptional achievement in improving the quality of visitor experience in the public lands of the United States.

For OAI grant recipients, Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative continues its support of All Kids Bike, getting public school students outdoors and teaching them how to ride a bike. OAI’s $100,000 grant will support activations at elementary schools across the country and help thousands of kids get exercise while enjoying the outdoors on bikes. In addition, the California Outdoor Recreation Foundation receives funding for its OHV safety and educational experience at Hollister Hills SVR as part of the California State Parks Adventure Pass program for fourth grade students. To ensure a safe driving experience at the Corral Canyon Kid-Friendly OHV Driving Area in the Cleveland National Forest, the San Diego Off-Road Coalition will use its OAI grant from Yamaha to purchase bales of rice to create a track boundary. .

Yamaha awarded 13 grants for the first quarter of 2023, totaling more than $288,000 in funding to the following organizations:

  • The Alliance for Florida National Parks
  • Natural Restorations (Arizona)
  • California Outdoor Recreation Foundation
  • Pel-Cho Muddnutz ATV/UTV Club (Wisconsin)
  • Colorado Motorcycle Trail Bike Associations
  • Post-Wildfire OHV Recovery Alliance (California)
  • Crested Butte Avalanche Center (Colorado)
  • San Diego Off Road Coalition
  • Day Mountain Road Association (Maine)
  • Strider Education Foundation (National)
  • East Branch Sno-Rovers and ATVs (Maine)
  • Western Trails Conservation (Idaho)
  • Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center (Montana)

The deadline to apply for consideration in the second quarter funding cycle is June 30, 2023. Yamaha encourages OHV riding clubs, land management, and state-related outdoor recreation organizations without nonprofits to visit YamahaOAI.com for information on how to apply for a grant and 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.

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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 450 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 education on OHV safety, 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 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-sides, snowmobiles, WaveRunner personal watercraft, boats, outboard motors, outdoor power equipment, power-assisted bicycles, golf carts , assistive 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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