Lake Erie Protection Fund

The Lake Erie Protection Fund is supported through tax-deductible donation and by citizens who purchase the "Erie...Our Great Lake"  license plate, featuring the Marblehead Lighthouse designed by Ohio artist Ben Richmond or our new plate featuring the Lake Erie life preserver.


When you purchase one of these plates for $25.00, the Lake Erie Protection Fund receives a $15.00 contribution, which provides research and implementation grants for enhancing Lake Erie, its shoreline and watershed.


Your contribution goes directly to projects that:

  • Increase Lake Erie fish populations
  • Clean up rivers, beaches, and harbors
  • Provide boating/fishing/public access
  • Protect and restore coastal habitats
  • Make Lake Erie water cleaner and so much more


Online plate ordering instructions:

Plates to go! Order online! It's easy. It's quick. It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to and select Logo Plate: Lake Erie. Three designs to choose from! Get yours today!

Click here for OBMV branch location information

You can also make direct donations to the Lake Erie Protection Fund. 100% of direct donations go to fund projects and donations are tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your records.