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TDOT recieves Pollinator Roadside Management Award

Pollinator award

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded the Pollinator Roadside Management Award for 2023 by the North American Pollinator Partnership Campaign. The award is given to agencies leading the field in pollinator-friendly roadside practices. TDOT was recognized, alongside the Partners for Pollinators Working Group, for its continuing improvement of Tennessee’s roadside maintenance practices. Additionally, TDOT and the Working Group were lauded for their public education efforts and pursuit of partnerships to make an ecological impact. TDOT’s Pollinator Habitat Program and the Partners for Pollinators Working Group is a partnership between four state agencies (Transportation, Environment & Conservation, Agriculture, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency) as well as several Tennessee universities and nonprofit partners. TDOT is also proud to announce the fulfillment of milkweed seed orders for the inaugural year of Project Milkweed. A total of 779,601 Red Milkweed and Common Milkweed seed packets were distributed statewide as of Dec. 27, 2023, fulfilling orders placed by 130,903 Tennesseans.