On Monday, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announced its Intent to Award for the 2010/11 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle. The Friends of Jawbone is pleased to have been awarded three grants.
The first is a grant for Operations and Maintenance that will help us continue to maintain and sign the area trails in the Jawbone region. The second is a Restoration grant that will assist in our ongoing commitment to mitigate the effects of illegal OHV use in the area.
Our third grant, for Education and Safety, will be used to create iPhone and Android apps of our highly popular Friends of Jawbone OHV Trail Map. This will allow smart phone users to view their location the map and access discovery points and other information while on the trail - without the need for a cell signal!
Unfortunately, the available OHV grant funds will be significantly less next year due to the State having tapped into the OHV trust fund to make up for budget cuts in other programs. Nonetheless, we are excited for that which we were allotted this year so we can continue to provide the best OHV recreation possible.