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GLIN==>> 1999 Ohio Lake Erie Awards

Nominations Sought for 1999 Lake Erie Awards
Toledo, OH-- Do you know an individual or organization whose dedication to 
preserving Lake Erie has been truly outstanding?  This is an opportunity to 
give these Ohio citizens and organizations the special recognition they 
deserve for their outstanding contributions toward the protection and 
restoration of Lake Erie.

Nominate them for the 1999 Ohio Lake Erie Awards, presented by the Ohio 
Lake Erie Commission. One individual and one organization receive this 
distinct honor each year.  The Ohio Lake Erie Awards were established in 
1995 to honor a citizen and an organization whose efforts have greatly 
enhanced our Great Lake.  Previous individual recipients are: Edith Chase, 
Jack Waldock, Dr. Kathleen Barber and the late George B. Garrett.  Previous 
organization recipients are: Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory, Black Swamp 
Bird Observatory, Lake Erie Circle Tour and Lake Erie Wing Watch.

Nominations for the 1999 individual and organization Ohio Lake Erie Awards 
will be accepted until Friday, July 23, 1999. Winners will be announced at 
the Commission's 8th Annual Ohio Lake Erie Conference on Sept 1, 1999 at 
Bowling Green State University's Firelands Campus in Huron, Ohio. 
 Nomination forms are available on the Ohio Lake Erie Commission's web site 
at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/  Or send a letter of nomination including 
information about the proposed individual or organization to: Ohio Lake 
Erie Office, One Maritime Plaza - 4th Floor, Toledo, OH  43604-1866; email: 

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is comprised of the directors of the Ohio 
Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Natural Resources, 
Transportation, Development, Health and Agriculture.  The Commission was 
established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources, 
protecting the quality of waters and ecosystem, and promoting economic 
development of the region.

Debbie Katterheinrich
Public Information Specialist
Ohio Lake Erie Office
One Maritime Plaza, 4th Floor
Toledo, OH  43604-1866