Contact(s): Tyler Brandt, 608-264-6271
December 8, 2015
MADISON - Wisconsin's new eagle license plate makes a great holiday gift and a new printable holiday card makes it even easier on the giver.
People can print off the whimsical holiday card, enclose a check to purchase the specialty license plate, and give it to the outdoors lover, bird watcher or first-time driver in their life.
"Our new eagle plate will look great on their car or truck and they'll feel good knowing they're helping care for the Wisconsin wildlife and wild places they love," says Tyler Brandt, marketing specialist for the Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Conservation program.
Purchase of an eagle license plate provides an annual $25 donation to the Endangered Resources Fund, which pays for work by DNR's Natural Heritage Conservation program and partners to protect and restore rare wildlife, natural areas, and nongame species in Wisconsin. Donations, including from the license plate sales and tax check off, can provide up to 40 percent of funding for such conservation work.
DNR and the Department of Transportation unveiled the new eagle plate in August 2015 to help celebrate bald eagles' recovery in Wisconsin and help lay the financial foundation for the next conservation successes. The wolf plate is also available for sale to raise money for endangered resources; the badger plate is no longer sold.
Read more about the photo and photographer behind the new eagle plate and eagles' recovery in Wisconsin in "Talon a Great Story [PDF]," in the October 2015 Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.