Tennessee Pollinators In the News

Tennessee Aquarium YouTube Channel
June 2023 | “Attracting Pollinators to Tennessee’s Highways and Byways” — Learn more about TDOT’s Pollinator Habitat Program with Mike McClanahan, Highway Beautification Manager, Tennessee Department Of Transportation.

News Channel 5 Nashville (WTVF)
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