Tag Archives: Conservation

Yamaha Rightwaters sponsors Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative

Yamaha Rightwaters is a new sponsor of the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative, a multi-year conservation initiative dedicated to rebuilding wetlands lost to erosion, subsidence and sea level rise in Louisiana and Texas. Through the Meraux Foundation Terracing Project in Louisiana and the Sargent Marsh Shoreline Protection Project in coastal Texas, Ducks Unlimited, Yamaha Rightwaters, and other supporters will restore ...

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Yamaha WaterCraft joins Rightwaters initiative

Yamaha WaterCraft Group today joined forces with Yamaha Marine’s Rightwaters initiative to extend the program’s focus on marine stewardship, product responsibility, and manufacturing advancements across Yamaha’s WaveRunner and boat product lines. Yamaha Rightwaters is a leading national marine sustainability program, focusing efforts toward sustainability from factory floors to the great outdoors. Pursuit of these initiatives includes protecting the environment, improving water quality, increasing energy ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters signs National Conservation Proclamation

Yamaha Rightwaters and other leading conservation groups kicked off National Invasive Species Awareness week by signing a National Conservation Proclamation highlighting the importance of invasive species awareness and recognizing May 15 as National Clean Drain Dry Day. “During the last year, millions of new boaters and anglers purchased boats, fishing licenses and equipment in search of safe outdoor activities. Educating this new audience ...

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Biden Administration’s 30×30 plan balances conservation and access

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The Biden Administration outlined its vision to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030, commonly known as the “30 by 30 Initiative.” The administration’s “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report is a 10-year conservation plan that focuses on expanding collaborative conservation efforts, restoring critical ecosystems, such as the Everglades and Great Lakes, and increasing access for outdoor ...

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Outdoor groups call on Congress to pass conservation work legislation

Earlier this week, a coalition of ten organizations – including NMMA – called on Congress to consider conservation priorities as policymakers draft economic recovery legislation. NMMA joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, and others in identifying a list of shared legislative priorities with House and Senate leadership. The ...

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Yamaha highlights 2020 advocacy work

Yamaha Marine, along with trade and conservation organizations, worked last year during the 116th Congress to ensure the conservation of U.S. waterways, promote responsible angler practices and increase access to federal land and waterways. The legislation signed into law in 2020 and early 2021 is the result of efforts from many entities promoting conservation and sustainability while achieving access for fishing ...

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Boat Trader launches #CleanWake awareness campaign

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Boat Trader recently announced the launch its #CleanWake challenge on Instagram. As boating surges and more new enthusiasts plan to get on the water, Boat Trader says #CleanWake is a timely push for awareness and action among Boat Trader's online audience of more than 10 million boaters, to keep America's waterways clean and trash-free. In partnership with marine experts and key boating ...

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President Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act

Recently, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which is the single largest investment in America’s public lands and waters in decades. The official signing of the bill caps off years of advocacy from NMMA, the recreational boating community, and the outdoor recreation industry. The Great American Outdoors Act addresses two long-standing priorities of the outdoor recreation community. ...

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Congress moves to reauthorize Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund

Ahead of the August Recess, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund — a program that supports about $650 million annually in fishery restoration and conservation efforts, boating access and infrastructure, as well as fish stocking programs important to recreational anglers.  Reauthorizing the Trust Fund is a top priority for the ...

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Costa Sunglasses, Volvo Penta partner with MIBS for marine conservation

For the second year in a row, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, and Costa Sunglasses are partnering in an effort to expand their commitment to conservation, and encourage attendees to join the movement to #KICKPLASTIC at the 2020 show. Additionally, Volvo Penta has come on board to present the Volvo Penta Conservation Stage with free, daily seminars to ...

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