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.
In case you visit DeKorte and are wondering what's going on in the parking lot by the Science Center and Observatory, we have just begun construction on a solar carport canopy project, which will generate a 121 kilowatts of electricity.
Construction will continue through the end of the year. Sorry for any inconvenience.