Yamaha Marine has made donations to organizations that support the Tennessee Valley Authority, along with its mission to maintain and preserve the area’s environment.
“The TVA appreciates the acknowledgement of our stewardship efforts to protect and improve water resources and protect aquatic habitats,” Bucky Edmondson, TVA director of natural resources, said in a statement. “We look forward to working with our partners in the future to maintain fisheries in the Tennessee River Watershed.”
Yamaha donated $5,000 each to Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and The Tennessee Wildlife Federation. The former is an affiliate organization of Keep America Beautiful, which hosts cleanup events along the Tennessee River. To date, the group has removed 65,000 pounds of trash from the waterway.
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation represents interests of outdoor organizations and works with private and government groups to promote conservation practices.
In addition to the financial support, Yamaha and G3 Boats donated a G3 Gator Tough 15 DK powered by a Yamaha F25 outboard to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The group will use the boat to help with trash cleanup efforts on the river. The foundation is the largest conservation nonprofit in Tennessee and a partner of the state’s wildlife resource agency. The organization assists the agency with the acquisition and management of property for hunting and conservation, hunter and angler education and fundraising for conservation-focused projects.
“Conservation and sustainability practices are critical in the preservation of our public waterways for future generations,” Martin Peters, senior manager, government relations for Yamaha, said in the statement. “Yamaha is proud of supporting these organizations associated with the TVA, and we look forward to the good work they will continue to do for the waterways in the Tennessee Valley.”