From staff reports
In conjunction with National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, the northwest region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is inviting groups to adopt pollinator gardens.
The gardens can be planted and maintained at a PennDOT designated pollinator habitat site within the department’s right-of-way property, including at county facilities, interstate rest stops, or approved interchange areas or traffic islands.
“PennDOT is also looking for ways to partner with the communities we serve,” District 1 Executive Jim Foringer, said “The pollinator garden project is an extension of our established Adopt-a-Highway program and offers residents another way to get involved in helping us keep Pennsylvania beautiful.”
More information on the department’s new pollinator program, including adoption applications, can be found on the Adopt and Beautify page at www.penndot.gov. Potential participants in Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties can also contact Cheryl Wimer, District 1 Roadside Specialist, at (814) 678-7042.