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Environmental Program License Plates in MA

Three out of the eighteen specialty license plates in Massachusetts fund environmental Projects. Do you know which they are? The following information was taken from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles website.

Only these three plates fund environmental projects through the Massachusetts Environmental Trust:

Environmental Plate. This plate, introduced in 1994, has a distinctive design with the tail of a right whale and two roseate terns. Proceeds from the special plate fees go to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust which provides grants to educate and preserve the Massachusetts environment.

Fish and Wildlife Plate. This plate, introduced in 1998, was modeled after the Brook Trout that is popular with fisherman throughout the Commonwealth. Proceeds from the special plate fees go to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust which provides grants to educate and preserve the Massachusetts environment.

Blackstone Valley Plate. Proceeds from the special plate fees go to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust which provides grants to educate and preserve the Massachusetts environment.




According to its website, the Massachusetts Environmental Trust is a grant making organization that protects and restores water resources and their related ecosystems throughout the Commonwealth. The Trust is founded on the principle that clean water is the right of all citizens. Their mission is to fund and coordinate projects that encourage cooperative efforts to raise environmental awareness, and support innovative approaches that can protect and restore natural resources, with a special focus on water and related resources of the Commonwealth. Since its inception, the Massachusetts Environmental Trust has awarded approximately $17 million in 650 grants to hundreds of organizations.

Visit the Massachusetts Environmental Trust website for more information on their program.


Would you like to order one of these plates? Click on this link to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.