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Loon Conservation Registration Plate
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Your Loon License Plate
In Danger: The Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund, which is supported by the Loon Conservation Registration Plate, is running out of money and needs your help!
With more license plate options available to motorists, many Mainers are choosing alternatives to the Loon plate. The subsequent 40-plus percent reduction in funds threatens matching federal dollars and puts in peril several wildlife biologist positions at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
We live in Maine because of its vast outdoors and its wide variety of fish and wildlife. Please support the program that protects what we love – the Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund.
This Plate Gets Results: Thanks to participating motorists, Peregrine falcons now nest on an array of cliffs in Maine and bald eagles may soon be removed from Maine’s list of Endangered and Threatened Species. These are two of the many examples of work done to conserve Maine’s special wildlife species including shorebirds, turtles, and other nongame species. The Loon Plate also provides funds to make improvements to Maine’s state parks.
Cost: $20 for first time buyers; $15 to renew, plus regular registration fees. Vanity plates with up to five characters are an additional charge.
Where to Buy: It is available at Bureau of Motor Vehicles or designated town offices.
Proceeds: After processing fees, $5.60 from the sale of each plate supports the Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund, which is managed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and $8.40 supports the Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands.
Bumper stickers: Help spread the message about how important Maine’s Loon Conservation Plate program is to our natural resources. Please place this bumper sticker next to your Loon Plate! Thank you!
To request the Conservation Plate Bumper Sticker, please email your name, mailing address, and the number of stickers you would like to receive to Karen Estabrook. Stickers also are available at IF&W headquarters or at regional offices.
Donations: The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife accepts donations to the fund. Make your on-line tax-deductible donation to a worthy cause. All monetary gifts are deposited into a special, interest-bearing account from which money only can be spent on the conservation of Maine’s endangered and nongame species.
To make a donation by mail, you may write checks to: Treasurer, State of Maine and write Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund in the “memo” section of your check.
Mail your donation to: Wildlife Division, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, State House Station #41, Augusta, ME 04333.Thank you!