FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2007
OHIO LAKE ERIE
COMMISSION SEEKING NOMINATIONS
FOR 2007 OHIO LAKE
submitting nominations is July 19
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 2007 Ohio Lake Erie Award.
Each year, the commission honors one person and one
organization that have worked to protect and restore Lake
Erie and its watershed. Since 1995, 12 individuals and 12
organizations have been recognized for their efforts to enhance Lake Erie. Nominating a person or organization for this
award shows special appreciation for those who work to improve the lake's
watershed and support the goals of the Lake Erie Protection Fund.
Nomination forms for this year's awards are available
by calling 419-245-2514, or on the commission's Web site at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/.
All nominees must comply with established award
criteria. Elected officials and state employees are not eligible, and work to
benefit Lake Erie should not be a part of the
nominee's regular employment. A nomination should represent efforts in Ohio performed by
Nomination forms must be completed and returned to the
Ohio Lake Erie Commission offices by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 in order to be
eligible for consideration. Winners will be announced at the Commission's
annual meeting on September 5.
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
departments of transportation, development, health, agriculture and the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency.
Further Information Contact: Edwin Hammett, 419-245-2514