COLUMBUS - Nominations are being accepted for the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
For 45 years, the Hall of Fame has been the state's top honor for individuals who have improved quality of life in Ohio through natural resources management, environmental education or scientific achievement.
Selection criteria and a nomination form are available online or by calling (614) 265-6842. Nomination forms must be returned no later than Aug. 26 to ODNR Communications, 2045 Morse Road, Building D-3, Columbus, OH 43229.
Created by ODNR in 1966, the hall of fame has honored 155 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.
This year's selections will be notified by Sept. 12.