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California park lovers hope redwood license plates lead to fields of green

Published Thursday March 16

…Parks was eager to get new tools to get more revenue. That’s why I put those things in the bill.”

A commemorative license plate program that could potentially raise millions for California’s cash-strapped parks system is in jeopardy before ever hitting the road.

5 years after legislation crafted by a North Coast lawmaker authorized the program, and eighteen months after the special-edition plate — featuring an image of redwoods designed by a Napa County educator — was proposed, the Cal. Parks and Recreation Department faces a May eighteen deadline to get 7,500 pre-orders. As of Wed evening 1,110 had been ordered.

Not daunted park advocates are making a last-ditch push to generate interest.

Article length: About 460 words.
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