“No child left inside.”

That’s the lettering on the bottom of the new Montana license plates designed by state painter Jamie Hoffman. According to today’s Missoulian story, money raised from the sale of the plates will help the National Wildlife Federation run programs that encourage kids to get outdoors.

“We just want kids to spend more time outside, even if that’s just walking down the street,” Susan Scaggs, manager of operations for the National Wildlife Federation’s regional cent in Missoula, says in the story.

For each plate sold, $20 will be given to the organization for its kids programs in Montana – including the Great American Backyard Campout later this month. That’s taking place June 26-27 at Travelers’ Rest State Park near Lolo. For more info, call Missoula Parks and Rec at 721-7275 or check out the website.

– MM