FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2006
OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION SEEKING
2006 LAKE ERIE AWARDS
Deadline for submitting
nominations is July 20
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.
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
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
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