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Twelve years ago a bluebonnet showed up on a conservation license plate; money raised from the sale of these plates support state parks.
04— The bluebonnet plate has been wildly successful for us, and it’s something we’re going to continue.
Thomas Wilhelm, with State Parks, says 22-dollars of the 30-dollar cost of the plates go back to parks. Since two plates to support state parks are better than one, a new conservation plate is in the works.
13— Well, right now we have three designs that we’re looking at: one is a campfire scene, one is a nighttime tent scene, and then one is a hiking scene.
The new plate is intended to appeal to people who may like to support parks with images related to camping or hiking.
09— The goal was: how can we bring new people in that may want to support state parks, but may not be comfortable putting a wildflower on their 3/4 ton pickup truck.
You can go online and vote for your favorite.
11— Voting is running from now through August 31st. Go to conservationplate.org, or just visit the TPWD website and we’ll have links to a place where they can place their vote.
The winning design will become the new conservation license plate.
10— We’re hoping to have the plates available for purchase starting Spring of 2014. They’ll be available to purchase either online, or at the local DMV when they register their vehicles.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.