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Offered since 1994, this popular plate features the fluke of a right whale and two roseate terns. The North Atlantic right whale is the state marine mammal and the world’s most endangered large whale. Roseate terns are native to Massachusetts and are also endangered. Both of these animals are federally recognized endangered species and are dependent upon healthy Massachusetts ecosystems for their survival.
Plate and renewal proceeds support conservation efforts and the disentanglement specialists that work to protect marine animals, most importantly the critically endangered right whale.
Introduced in 1998, the brook trout represents Massachusetts cold waterways. The brook trout is a native to the state’s western streams and this popular game fish serves as a symbol of both the pristine water in which it thrives, and the recreational benefits of a health environment.
The Blackstone Valley, running through the central part of the state, was the birthplace of the American industrial Revolution. Offered since 1999, the BV plate reminds us that our environmental focus must include more than whales and habitat protection. This plate highlights the need to restore our urban rivers and streams to enhance their ecology and improve the health of riverfront communities.
You can purchase any of these three specialty plates online through the Mass RMV website. Make sure you have your current Massachusetts registration number, your plate type, and your registration expiration date before you go to make your purchase.
Kim Tilas, Program Director
Massachusetts Environmental Trust
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Tel: (617) 626-1045
Fax: (617) 626-1181