LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan is looking to create a license plate to help raise money for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
A bill up for a vote in the state Senate Thursday would add the national park in the northwestern part of the Lower Peninsula to a list of license plate causes such as public universities, breast cancer awareness and disaster relief. People who buy a fundraising plate pay a $25 donation and $10 service fee above the cost of a standard plate.
The money raised would go to Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, a nonprofit that works in partnership with the National Park Service.
Supporters think demand for the plate would be significant. They say the plate not only would generate revenue to preserve history but also promote the scenic lakeshore.