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Nov 22, 2022 | On this episode of MorningLine, Nick Beres is joined by Mike Studer, Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Apiarist and Mike McClanahan from TDOT to talk about the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Pollinator Habitat Program. Click here to watch the entire episode.

“The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Pollinator Habitat Program is one of the nation’s best state efforts in building and maintaining pollinator habitats along all of its state-maintained roadways.”

– Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee Lamar Alexander

“Over the years, we’ve come to expect unvaried green space to unfold beside us as we drive on interstate highways, but that expectation is changing. The Tennessee Transportation Department was an early adopter of pollinator-friendly practices.”

– The New York Times

“From our backyard landscapes to public space initiatives, there are many solutions to help the pollinator problem… and Tennessee seems to be leading the way.”

– Arbor Day Foundation

“TDOT’s Polli the Bee Teaches Students About the Importance of Pollinators”
Tennessee Home & Farm | Aug 1, 2022

“TDOT Celebrates Pollinator Week with Polli the Tennessee Bee”
TN Department of Transportation | June 20, 2022

“Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24’s Exit 1”
Austin Peay State University | Sept 1, 2021

Austin Peay, TDOT Video
August 31, 2021

“Tennessee Agencies Work Together To Support Pollinators”
AASHTO Journal (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) | June 25, 2021

“Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park plants pollinator garden in celebration of National Pollinator Week”
Northeast Tennessee | June 22, 2020

“Sycamore Shoals State Park plants pollinator garden”
Elizabethton Star | June 19, 2020

TN Pollinator Habitat Program | Warriors Path State Park