For decades, “Save the Bay” license plates have been ubiquitous in Maryland, and proceeds from the plates help support the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit organization devoted to helping keep America’s largest estuary clean and healthy. The state unveiled a new plate design in 2018, and Terry Pompey, the Bay Trust’s Marketing Officer, is the organization’s point-person for reminding dealerships to offer these plates to Maryland drivers during the tag and title process.
Pompey helps recruit supportive dealerships and tag agents around the Mid-Atlantic who sell to Marylanders to promote the license plates, which cost $20 annually, and are paid for as part of a driver’s overall MVA registration bill. Pompey also helps manage the Bay Trust’s Plate Perks program, which provides plate owners with discounts on goods and services at local retailers across the state.
Dealers who have any questions about the program can contact Pompey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 410-974-2941 ext. 115. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a WANADA Kindred-Line Member, and the organization encourages all dealerships to train their sales and title personnel to remember to offer the Bay Plates to all Maryland drivers.Download Bulletin PDF