Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame deadline near

COLUMBUS – Nominations are being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame is the state’s top honor for individuals, past and present, who have made significant contributions to Ohio’s natural resources through management practices, environmental education or scientific achievement.

Nominations will be accepted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through June 15.

Special consideration is given to those who have taken an especially unique or innovative approach to stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources.

Nominations can be submitted through the Internet at www.dnr.state.oh.us. Nomination forms are also available by calling 614-265-6875 or by writing to: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Hall of Fame Award, 1952 Belcher Drive, Building C-1, Columbus, OH 43224.

Created by ODNR in 1966, the Ohio National Resources Hall of Fame now numbers 125 individuals, including John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), explorer John Wesley Powell, conservationist/novelist Louis Bromfield, pioneering botanist Lucy Braun and farming conservation advocate Bob Evans.

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