Votes are being taken on which of 47 entries will become the San Juan Islands Specialty Plate Design. The vote ends at the end of September.
People who select the specialized plate when renewing their registration will pay an additional fee of $28.
The funds will be distributed via grants to non-profits and tribes for projects involving the conservation and stewardship of natural, agricultural, historic and cultural resources in the San Juan Islands.
The Terrestrial Managers Group, a chartered organization representing all of the land management organizations, came up with the idea. Once all the necessary steps are completed, state Senator Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas) will introduce a license plate bill to the legislature in January 2018. To be accepted by the legislature, 3,500 signatures are required.
The Madrona Group, which is organizing the effort estimates the plates will raise $100,000 if 3,500 are sold annually.
At the end of September, the votes will be tallied and the winner announced. The winning artist will be treated to the purchase of a one-time San Juan Islands license plate with vanity plate detail. The 001 plate number is being held for the winner to select if he/she chooses.
To vote visit www.madrona.org/