Yamaha Marine Donates F115 Outboard to WoundedNature.org
USED TO POWER SCOUTING VESSEL FOR REMOTE COASTAL CLEAN-UPS
Kennesaw, Ga., May 19, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group has stepped up to help WoundedNature.org with the donation of an F115 outboard and propeller. The donations will help power the organization’s 19-foot Monarch scouting vessel, which is used to identify clean-up sites in hard-to-access coastal areas.
The mission of WoundedNature.org arose after the Gulf oil spill, which revealed a dramatic increase of rescued birds, sea turtles, and sea mammals that had ingested plastic items. The organization also learned that many critical coastal wildlife habitats are collection points for trash and storm debris, and that the need to clean up these areas had yet to be addressed.
“While public beach clean-ups often support the travel industry, our mission is to clean up trash and debris from rural areas that benefit wildlife, which often depend on these remote, untraveled areas to flourish,” said Rudy Socha, Chief Executive Officer, WoundedNature.org. “We thank Yamaha for helping us get our scouting boat ready for the many trips we have planned for our U.S. coastline clean-ups.”
WoundedNature.org accepts veteran volunteers, active duty military members as well as the general public for clean-up projects.
“We are truly pleased to be able to assist WoundedNature.org with its vital mission to remove debris from wildlife areas along our nation’s coasts,” said Joe Maniscalco, Yamaha Marine Service Division Manager. “The organization is filling a critical need that will help to restore health and habitat to a vast array of wildlife.”
WoundedNature.org is an IRS approved 501c3 non-profit charity serving to clean up the environment and employing veterans reentering the civilian workforce.WoundedNature.org raises money through donations, memberships, sponsorships, and grants. Funds raised annually go directly to fund the mission and operation of Wounded Nature. The charity’s home port and base of operations is Charleston, S.C.
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