Did you know that the state’s “Preserve the Trust” license plates help support water quality protection right here in Franklin County? According to the Mass Environmental Trust, currently three plates are offered, representing the coastal, central and western regions of the state (the Western Mass plate depicts a leaping Brook Trout). Proceeds from the sale of over 50,000 environmental license plates have funded more than $16 million in environmental protection and education projects. Approximately $1 million in grants is awarded annually to fund a diverse array of environmental efforts.
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We are pleased to report that the FRCOG’s home, the Olver Transit Center, has won a 2014 American Architecture Award. Congratulations to Charles Rose Architects! Other buildings receiving the award include the US Consulate General in Guangzhou China, university buildings, theaters, a sports center, restaurants, and a tower in Dubai. Click here for a slideshow about the Transit Center.
Franklin County trivia buffs will be interested to learn that Charles Rose’s company has a second local connection as well: they designed the home that is featured as Robert Downey Jr’s character’s home in the recent released movie The Judge, which was filmed largely in Franklin County.