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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2002


Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest Winners Display - 2002 Schedule Announced

TOLEDO, OH - The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is pleased to announce the 2002 display schedule for the winning photos of the 2001 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest. A total of twelve grand prize and honorable mention images of the Lake Erie region may be seen at the following locations:

(Now-Jan. 31)     -  Rocky River Nature Center - Cleveland Metroparks
   Rocky River, OH  (440-734-6660) 
(Feb. 1-Feb. 28)  -  Radisson Harbour Inn
		        Sandusky, OH  (419-627-2500)
(Mar. 1-Mar. 31)  -  Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center,     
                               Oregon, OH  (419-836-1466)
(Apr.1-Apr. 30)    -  Magee Marsh - Sportsman's Migratory Bird Center
		       Oak Harbor, OH  (419-898-0960)
(May 1-May 31)   -  Wood County Park District, Bowling Green, OH
		       (exact location to be determined)  (419-823-3424)
(June 1-June 30) -  Great Lakes Science Center
		       Cleveland, OH  (216-696-2359)
(July 1- July 31)   -  Buehner Center - Oak Openings Metropark 
   Toledo, OH  (419-535-3050)			   
(Aug. 1-Aug. 28)  -  Old Woman Creek Nature Preserve Visitor's Center,
		        Huron, OH  (419-433-4601)

These dates and locations are subject to change, and visitors are advised to call ahead to confirm details. Special thanks to The Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort & Conference Center in Huron, Ohio and OurGuest Inn & Suites in Port Clinton, Ohio for hosting the display in November and December of 2001.						
Titles of the Grand Prize photos displayed include: the Overall Judges Choice - "Bullfrog" by Andrea Nagy of Avon, Ohio; "Salt Under Bridge" by Ursula Ryan of North Olmsted, Ohio; "Sundown at North Bass Island" by Donna Garven of Akron, Ohio; and "Zebra Mussels & Freshwater Sponges" by Dave Kelch of Grafton, Ohio.

The Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is one of Ohio's annual Coastweeks activities, part of a national celebration of our waters and coastlines designed to increase public awareness about the value and fragility of treasures such as Lake Erie. Ohio's Coastweeks 2002, coordinated by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, will take place August 24 - September 22, 2002. Activities include the photo contest, island tours, the Annual Ohio Lake Erie Conference, nature walks, cleanups and much more. 

For more information about Coastweeks and the Life on Lake Erie Photo contest, please contact the Ohio Lake Erie Commission office in Toledo at: 419/245-2514, e-mail at: oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us, or check our website at: www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo.

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For press information contact Jamie Kochensparger, Public Information Specialist, Ohio Lake Erie Commission at (419) 245-2514.

~ Jamie Kochensparger
Public Information Specialist
Ohio Lake Erie Commission
One Maritime Plaza, 4th Floor
Toledo, OH  43604-1866
Ph: 419-245-1514
FAX: 419-245-2519
jamie_kochensparger@ameritech.net



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