Lighthouse Environmental Programs has published a new Washington State lighthouse visitor’s guide. The free brochure includes five lighthouse loop routes, as well as maps and information to help residents and visitors learn about local and maritime history.
Besides providing travel information for lighthouse enthusiasts, LEP also organizes and manages funds and grants from specialty Washington lighthouse license plate sales.
Lighthouse license plates have provided nearly $150,000 in grants since 2009. Most of this money has been used for material costs involved in restoring or maintaining lighthouses or for obtaining historic expertise; labor is often donated by local businesses or performed by teams of dedicated volunteers.
The specialty lighthouse license plates can be used on cars, motorcycles, trailers or RVs. For each license plate sold and renewed, LEP receives $28, an amount that is tax-deductible for the driver.
To download a free copy of the new lighthouse guide, or to learn more about purchasing a lighthouse license plate for yourself or a loved one, go to: www.washingtonlighthouses.org