Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has pledged to donate at least $500,000 this year to organizations supporting access to land for outdoor recreation in honor of National Public Lands Day and National Game and Fish Day on September 24. Yamaha OAI, National Public Lands Day, and National Fish and Game Day all share the goal of protecting and preserving public lands for outdoor recreation.

This Saturday, Yamaha OAI encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy what they strive to protect. Organizations that share OAI’s goals are encouraged to apply for a grant by September 30. For more information, read the press release below.

MARIETTA, Georgia (September 21, 2022) – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, encourages people to get out and enjoy the outdoors on Saturday, September 24, 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) renews its annual commitment to commit $500,000 to organizations supporting land access for outdoor recreation and encouraging grant applications by the next quarterly deadline of September 30.


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National Public Lands Day invites volunteers from across the country to help restore and preserve public lands – from national parks to local urban green spaces – aligning directly with Yamaha OAI’s goal of protecting public lands. for outdoor recreation. To date, the Yamaha OAI program has provided over $5 million in funding and equipment to more than 425 projects over the past 14 years to help outdoor enthusiasts protect and improve access to public lands. and to 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 lands for work and play.

Additionally, on September 24, National Game and Fish Day celebrates its 50e anniversary. NHF Day events are held annually by Wonders of Wildlife to raise awareness of conservation and 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 a supporter of its efforts to expand NHF Day events across the country. These events play an important role in raising awareness of issues facing public access and outdoor recreation, and the Live It! The program supports local conservation groups who want to organize or improve NHF Day events, but who have limited resources.

As access to public lands is best protected through responsible and sustainable visitor practices, Yamaha OAI is partnering with Recreate Responsibly Coalition (RRC) on a variety of activities, including signage for land managers to educating visitors on the appropriate and responsible use of trails and riding areas. . Those interested in requesting panels can simply fill out a form at the following link: Yamaha OAI/RRC Responsible Use Report Request.

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“Last year, we committed to giving half a million dollars to outdoor projects, and we are proud to say that we exceeded that goal,” said Steve Nessl, marketing director of Yamaha Motorsports. “Our lives are rooted in the outdoors, and Yamaha’s direct and significant financial support of Wonders of Wildlife, Recreate Responsibly and so many other outdoor organizations help make public land recreation possible. In celebration of National Game and Fish Day and National Public Lands Day, we are thrilled to renew our annual commitment to make a minimum of $500,000 available to organizations that help create recreational opportunities for outdoors in 2022.”

The Yamaha OAI program encourages riding clubs, land stewardship associations and public land managers to work with Yamaha dealers to identify projects and request assistance. Yamaha OAI is a one-stop resource for outdoor organizations looking for support for their next project. Visit Yamaha OAI website for Request Details Where examples of some typical projects that the program supports for inspiration.

The application deadline for consideration in the third quarter of the 2022 funding cycle is September 30, 2022. Submission guidelines and a Yamaha OAI grant application are available at YamahaOAI.com. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors or search for one of the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA

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About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

Since 2008, the Yamaha Outdoor Access initiative has led the powersports industry in supporting responsible access to our country’s public lands for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than $5 million donated to 425 projects across the country, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreational trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, provided provided farm organizations with essential ORV safety training, 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 non-profit or tax-exempt organizations, including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations air and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding, and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible, and sustainable public use.

Updated guidelinesan application form, information and new on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at YamahaOAI website. For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access initiative, call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email [email protected] or write to:

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Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100

Marietta, Georgia 30066

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Earnest L. Veasey