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ODNR to Honor Top Conservationists at the Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be awarding the state’s highest conservation honor.  ODNR Director Mary Mertz will lead a ceremony inducting seven people into ODNR’s Hall of Fame, and four others will receive the Cardinal Award.  These individuals have spent a lifetime committed to the conservation and preservation of Ohio’s natural resources.

ODNR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Cardinal Award Presentation

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director, Mary Mertz

The Ohio State Fairgrounds
717 E 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Note: The event will be held inside the ODNR park at the amphitheater.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
4:30 p.m.

Members of the media must check in at the Ohio State Fair Media Center on 11th Avenue, just west of the OHIO Gate. Please RSVP to Stephanie.O’ to attend this event.

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