From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- Nominations are now being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame, the state's top honor for individuals who have improved the quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement. for the past 43 years.
Selection criteria and a nomination form are available on the Internet at www.ohiodnr.com or by calling (614) 265-6842. Nomination forms must be returned no later than Aug. 21 to ODNR Communications, 2045 Morse Road, Building D-3, Columbus, OH 43229.
Created in 1966, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has honored 145 individuals to date, including John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), explorer John Wesley Powell, conservationist/novelist Louis Bromfield, pioneering botanist Lucy Braun and farming conservation advocate Bob Evans.
Successful nominators of this year's Hall of Fame selections will be notified by Oct. 30. Award presentations will be made on Dec. 10 in the Assembly Center at ODNR's Fountain Square complex.