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Colorado nonprofit proposes new specialty license plate supporting Mesa Verde National Park

Posted: 6:44 AM, Dec 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-20 08:44:29-05
Mesa Verde National Park proposed license plate

MESA VERDE, Colo. — A nonprofit has created a petition to introduce a new Colorado specialty license plate to support one of the state’s national parks.

The Mesa Verde Foundation (MVF), a private nonprofit, is leading the effort to create a license plate that would support Mesa Verde National Park.

MVF created an iPetition online with a goal of gathering 3,000 qualified signatures by January so the bill can be introduced during the 2019 Colorado legislative session.

Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to almost 5,000 known ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings and thousands of ancient artifacts. The MFV provides financial support to the park to help protect its cultural and natural values.

Anybody who is a resident of Colorado and has a registered vehicle is welcome to sign the petition . MVF said signing it indicates an interest in purchasing the license plate, should it become available. The information provided in the petition will be shared with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles and state legislature.

The petition website includes a mock-up of a license plate and while it has been proposed to the state, the final version of the plate may look different.