Savvy drivers in North Carolina and Tennessee can kick off the New Year and join the 32,000 other vehicles with Friends of the Smokies license plates. Sales of specialty license plates in North Carolina and Tennessee support priority projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Projects supported by the specialty plate fees include Student Conservation Association (SCA) internship positions as well as Parks as Classrooms and Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner programs in both states.
License plate sales in North Carolina and Tennessee during 2014 brought in over $750,000. Since the program launched in 1999, plates in both states have generated more than $11.7 million in support of America’s most-visited national park.