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Vermont Unveils New Conservation License Plates

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled three new options for motorists who want to celebrate the state's wildlife on their license plates.

On Monday, Shumlin joined officials with the departments of Motor Vehicles and Fish and Wildlife to announce conservation plates showing a loon, a white-tailed deer and a brook trout.

The original design for a conservation plate, released in 1997, was a peregrine falcon. In 2006 the catamount was added.

Since its inception, the program has raised $2 million for the Nongame Wildlife Fund and the Watershed Grant Fund. Any extra money from the program will now be donated to the Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

The conservation plates cost $23 plus the regular registration fee.

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