Wildflowers coming to Elizabethton

From Staff Reports

   Sen. Rusty Crowe has announced he is working to develop several right-of-way locations for wildflowers to be planted through our "Tennessee Wildflower Program." This wildflower program has developed as a result of legislation Senator Crowe sponsored with Senator Cohen from Memphis named the "Bicentennial Beautification Act."
   Senator Crowe will be communicating with our cities and counties regarding locations that they might recommend as suitable for planting.
   The senator is also requesting that individuals call his office with their recommendations for preferred locations along our highways and at our local interchanges. The locations must not be too sloped and require good drainage.
   The state is going to use a wildflower-poppy mix that contains a wide variety of flowers. "Now is the time to identify and prepare good locations so that we can start planting for next year," Senator Crowe said. "I am very excited about the possibilities surrounding the planting and beautification of our roadways."
   The public is invited to call Senator Crowe with its suggestions at 1-800-449-8366 Ext. 1-2468 or e-mail him at Sen. Rusty.Crowe@legislature.state.tn.US. Senator Crowe may also be reached by mail at 321 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0203.