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GLIN==> LAKE ERIE COMMISSION SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2006 LAKE ERIE AWARDS



Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2006

 

 

OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION SEEKING NOMINATIONS

FOR 2006 LAKE ERIE AWARDS

Deadline for submitting nominations is July 20

 

TOLEDO, OH -- Individuals and organizations from Ohio that have shown exceptional dedication to preserving Lake Erie as the state’s premier natural resource are eligible to receive the 2006 Lake Erie Awards, according to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.

 

Each year, the commission honors one person and one organization that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed.

 

Eleven individuals and an equal number of organizations have been recognized for their stewardship of Lake Erie since the commission established the awards program in 1995.  Nominating a person or organization for this award shows special appreciation for those who work to improve Lake Erie and support the goals of the Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan.

 

Nomination forms for this year's awards are available by calling 419-245-2514 or from the commission's web site at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo. All nominees must comply with established award criteria. Nomination forms must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, in order to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be announced during the 2006 Ohio Lake Erie Conference, set for September 7 at the Lorain County Community College in Elyria.

 

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission was created to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, enhance its water quality and promote economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Development, Health, Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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For Further Information Contact:
Edwin Hammett, 419-245-2514