Nature license plates re-issued

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 The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund is re-issuing three past nature license plates: the bobcat on a rhododendron branch, the Viceroy butterfly perched on a goldenrod stem and the cardinal landing on a Kentucky Coffeetree branch.

These plates are now available for purchase.

If you are registering a new or out-of-state vehicle in Kentucky for the first time, you can request a nature license plate from your county clerk or motor vehicle dealer. If you lease in Kentucky, you can offer the leasing company a check for the extra charge to get the nature license plate. If you are converting from a regular plate, turn in your plate to your county clerk and you will be given credit for the months remaining on your decal.

When you purchase one of these plates for your car or truck, the extra $10 fee is used to purchase important natural lands, including state parks, wildlife management areas, and nature preserves.  Since 1995, the money raised from these plates has helped purchase and protect more than 77,000 acres in 62 counties.

For a look at the new plates, a listing of purchased properties and other information, visit the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund website at http://heritageland.ky.gov.