Harpers Ferry, WV (July 24, 2014) – The Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Specialty License Plate is now available with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to help manage and protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). As a revenue sharing plate, $21 of the $50 fee is transferred to Appalachian Trail Conservancy to help support the conservation efforts of the A.T. in the state of Pennsylvania.
Personalization of the license plate is also available with five letters or numbers in combination. A disabled symbol is also available.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is very pleased to see this project come to fruition in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Karen Lutz, ATC regional director. “Not only will this help raise awareness of the Appalachian Trail and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, it will also help generate some much need funds to help support our mission.”
Volunteers have been working over eight years to help make the ATC specialty license plate a reality in the state of Pennsylvania.
To date the ATC has a total of five specialty license plates in the states of Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. The program has generated over a million dollars to help complete a broad range of projects including trail and facilities maintenance, environmental monitoring and natural heritage projects and education and community outreach.
For more information or to order an ATC specialty license plate, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/plates.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]