Nominations sought for Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame Deadline for entries is August 26
Nominations are now being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
For the past 45 years, the Hall of Fame has been the state’s top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement.
Selection criteria and a nomination form are available at www.ohiodnr.com or by calling 614-265-6842. Nomination forms must be returned no later than August 26, 2011 to ODNR Communications, 2045 Morse Road, Building D-3, Columbus, OH 43229.
Created by ODNR in 1966, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has proudly honored 155 individuals to date, including John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), explorer John Wesley Powell, conservationist/novelist Louis Bromfield, pioneering botanist Lucy Braun, and farming conservation advocate Bob Evans.
Successful nominators of this year's Hall of Fame selections will be notified by September 12. Award presentations will be made this fall with a date and location to be announced.