CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV Access Initiative – the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) – approved new funding last month that will help seven different organizations across six states.

These organizations are helping to implement Yamaha’s 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 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,” said 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.

Yamaha is actively seeking qualified projects at local, state and federal levels.  To date, projects have been funded in 36 states across the country; click here to see a map of GRANT projects. 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.

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