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Yamaha Awards GRANT of $26,204 to Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook District
This is a photo of the decommissioned restrooms at the Diamond Mill OHV Area in the Tillamook State Forest.
Decommissioned restrooms at Diamond Mill OHV Area
 
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Distribution:  Major Media
 
February 16, 2011
Contact:  Nathan Seable, 503-815-7044
11-07
 
Tillamook, Oregon—The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is pleased to announce that it has received a Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT of $26,204. This grant provides the majority of funds needed to replace decommissioned wood structure restrooms at the Diamond Mill OHV staging area with a CXT double vault concrete restroom. The GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) was awarded as part of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas.
 
The grant will be combined with a $200 dollar donation from the Columbia Observed Trials Association (COTA), along with $7,000 dollars provided by ODF through Oregon State ATV funds. Together these funds will purchase a new double vault “Tioga Special” CXT concrete built restroom. These restrooms are known for their durability, functionality, and ability to withstand harsh climate conditions.

This is a photo of the type of new restrooms being installed at the Diamond Mill OHV area.
Example of the new types of restrooms being installed
 
“Diamond Mill is a very popular and busy staging area that gives access to over 60 miles of trail. This is going to make a lot of people happy,” said Nathan Seable, Recreation Manager for ODF’s Tillamook District.
 
“Having this functioning restroom at Diamond Mill will also help deter resource damage and water quality issues near the North Fork Wilson River adjacent to the staging are. We are very pleased that Yamaha stepped up; this project wouldn’t be happening without their support.”
 
“The Oregon Department of Forestry has been exemplary in its ability to identify on-the-ground projects that deliver real benefits to the OHV community in terms of access and sustainability,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS marketing manager. “In addition to the comfort of the trail community, these new facilities support the protection of sensitive waterways and wildlife. This department has found ways to make the most of our OHV Access Initiative for their projects”
 
For more information about Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative, go to:
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry manages the 364,000-acre Tillamook State Forest. Additional information about forest management in Oregon is available on ODF’s web site, www.oregon.gov/ODF
 
 
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