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MRP & Roadside Manager
Office of Maintenance
The Florida Department of Transportation's Wildflower and Natural Areas Program has its roots in the wildflower program created by FDOT in 1963. While the core goals of FDOT's roadside wildflower initiatives -- improve aesthetics and driver safety while lowering maintenance costs -- remain the same, FDOT has increasingly recognized and placed additional importance on preserving naturally occurring stands of wildflowers and remnants of native plant communities on Florida's more than 12,000 miles of state-maintained roads.
These more recent efforts will help to facilitate the development of roadsides into biological corridors comprised of a diverse mix of planted and naturally occurring native flora that will increase habitat for pollinator species while safely reducing the cost of managing roadside vegetation.
See History for a time line of events and organizations that helped to shape FDOT's Wildflower and Natural Areas Program.
Coreopsis, Florida's State Wildflower
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Florida Department of Transportation
Safety, Mobility, Reliability