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How Many ATVs Are Registered In Your Club's County?
Knowing the number of ATVs registered in your county, and the actual number being used, may help you in your advocacy work with local governments to create new trails. Thanks to Bruce Lawrence with DNR Enforcement for providing this information. Send us an email if you found it helpful, and how you used it. Click on the buttons below to pull up your county:
ATVAM Named Association of the Year
"This year's Association Of The Year Award goes to ATVAM!" exclaimed Marc Hildesheim, project manager with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).
NOHVCC recognized 8 individuals and organizations at its Celebration & Awards Dinner, held August 18, 2018, during the NOHVCC Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The awards are presented in recognition of outstanding achievements that have advanced the NOHVCC mission: "Creating a Positive Future for OHV Recreation."
"ATVAM continues to be a source of leadership in the OHV community in Minnesota. From sponsoring OHV workshops and educational development, to coordinating and conducting trail maintenance, ATVAM can always be depended upon," said Hildesheim.
Ron Potter, ATVAM 1st Vice President, accepted the award at the conference. And on August 28th, he presented it to the ATVAM board members attending ATVAM's quarterly meeting with the Parks & Trails Division of the Minnesota DNR.
"All ATVAM clubs and their members should feel proud, because this award is their award," said Potter.
ATVAM has partnered with NOHVCC on major projects for many years. In the past 3 years, ATVAM has worked with NOHVCC and the Minnesota DNR to hold Great Trails Workshops in Akeley, Biwabik and Onamia. ATVAM sponsored this year's Workshop, and worked with NOHVCC's program managers to tailor it to Minnesota, including discussions on mitigating wetlands. For more information on NOHVCC, see it's new website at www.nohvcc.org.
Emily to Blind Lake connector trail update. 8/7/2018
The trail plan has passed local approval and now moves on to the Regional directors. Stay tuned for more updates.
OTHG Club Hosts WCCO/CBS TV, Goin' to the Lake - Emily, MN Edition
The You Tube video is a "Goin to the Lake" / Emily segment from WCCO /CBS TV newscast that aired on Thursday July 13th, 2017 on the WCCO/CBS TV 10pm newscast. The Over the Hills Gang ATV Club organized a 7-mile ATV ride for the WCCO crew that started at Granny's Bar and Grill and ended at Sweets & Such in Emily, MN where they were treated with ice cream. OTHG Club members brought ATV personal protective equipment, such as gloves, helmets,goggles, splash pants, and boots to ensure the safety of the WCCO crew, and conducted some safety training before the ride. Club Members brought ATV Class I machines for Meteorologist Chris Shaffer, News Anchor Liz Collin, to ride individually, and Class II ATV's to transport a cameraman, photographer, social media and promotions team member on the ride. Additional information and videos can be found on the WCCO /CBS Facebook page.
Shown in the picture to the right is WCCO/CBS Meteorologist Chris Shaffer and News Anchor Liz Collin along with OTHG ATV Club Members and MN DNR Volunteer Trail Ambassadors Dave Kodada, Daniel Olmshenck, Ben Allen, John Halverson, Lynn Remington, Bub Moser and Perry May.
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