Yamaha awards seven third quarter GRANTs

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s OHV Access Initiative has approved Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) funding for seven different organizations in six states for the third quarter of 2012.

The organizations earning GRANTs totaling more than $75,000 are:

  • 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.

North Country ATV earned the first GRANT in the state of New Hampshire. Since the GRANT program began in 2008, Yamaha has awarded funding to nearly 200 projects in 36 states.

“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.”

The current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are available at www.yamahaohvaccess.com. The next submission deadline is Nov. 30.

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