The Whale Tail License Plate Helps Us
The WHALE TAIL® License Plate sponsored by the California Coastal Commission gives drivers a way to help protect and restore the priceless resources of California’s coast and ocean. The Coastal Commission uses these funds to support many worthy coastal education efforts like the ones leaded by Pacifica Beach Coalition, but also the annual Coastal Cleanup Day which each fall turns out thousands of volunteers to clean our beaches and waterways. The plate also supports the year ’round Adopt-A-Beach® program, the WHALE TAIL® Grants program (which supports marine education at the local level), our free resources for educators, the Coastal Conservancy’s beach access and habitat restoration programs, and other programs to preserve and enhance environmental resources, sponsored by the Natural Resources Agency.
The Coastal Commission provides careful oversight to ensure the funds that it receives are used for the intended purposes. A portion of the first year’s fee goes to the DMV for administrative fees (about $15); the remainder of the first year fee and 100% of the renewal fees support the coastal and other environmental causes described above. The renewal fee is $40 annually for the sequential license plates, and $78 annually for the personalized plates.
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Help support more WHALE TAIL® Grants by donating to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund at the bottom of your California State Tax Form!
The Whale Tail License Plate and Check the Coast are proud PBC sponsors.