For Immediate Release
Aug. 1, 2013

Nominations Being Accepted to Honor Lake Erie Advocates

Nominations Due Aug. 16

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Ohio Lake Erie Award, which will recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to enhance Ohio’s Great Lake.

The commission annually honors one person and one organization that have worked to protect and restore Lake Erie and its watershed. Nominating a person or organization for the award shows special appreciation for those who work to improve the lake's watershed and support the goals of Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan.

Nomination forms for this year's awards are available online at http://lakeerie.ohio.gov or by calling the commission office at (419) 621-2040.

All nominees must comply with established award criteria. Elected officials and state employees are not eligible. A nomination should represent efforts in Ohio performed by Ohioans.

Nomination forms must be completed and returned to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission office by 4 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2013. Winners will be announced at the commission's annual meeting on Sept. 25, 2013, at the CanalWay Center located at 4524 E. 49th St., Cuyahoga Heights.

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 Environmental Protection Agency serves as the commission's chairman. Additional members include the directors of the departments of transportation, development, health, agriculture and the natural resources.

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For additional information, contact:
Gail Hesse, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 621- 2040


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