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License Plates That Help Conservation

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Supporters of environmental preservation in the Meadowlands can highlight the importance of wetland and wildlife protection and help make a difference with Meadowlands Conservation license plates.

The plates, sold online and at State Motor Vehicle Commission offices, benefit the open-space preservation efforts of the Meadowlands Conservation Trust. 

The  plates feature a tranquil scene of a Great Egret and a Diamondback Terrapin in their marshland home along the Hackensack River, with Laurel Hill in Secaucus rising in the background.

The MCT was created in 1999 by the State Legislature to acquire and preserve environmentally-sensitive open space and wetlands in the Hackensack River Watershed, one of the most important urban wetland systems in the nation.

The MCT has preserved more than 800 acres of open space since its inception, including the Richard P. Kane Natural Area, the largest contiguous parcel of open space in the Meadowlands. The 587-acre parcel includes parts of Carlstadt and South Hackensack.

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