Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame Inductions and Cardinal Awards



Left to right: First Lady Fran DeWine, Guy Denny, ODNR Director Mary Mertz
Left to Right: First Lady Fran DeWine, Steve Walker (Buckeye Trail Assoc.), ODNR Director Mary Mertz, ODNR Asst. Director Mindy Bankey
Left to right: First Lady Fran DeWine, Katryn Renard (Columbus Audubon), ODNR Director Mary Mertz, ODNR Asst. Director Steve Gray
Left to right: First Lady Fran DeWine, Dr. Barbara Kloha Andreas, ODNR Director Mary Mertz
Yesterday, ODNR Director Mary Mertz inducted two individuals in to the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame as well as recognized three others for their commitment to Ohio’s natural resources.
Dr. Barbara Kloha Andreas of South Bloomingville and Guy Denny of Fredericktown were inducted into the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame while Terry Cosby, the Buckeye Trail Association, and Columbus Audubon Society’s Service in the Preserves program were awarded the agency’s Cardinal Award.
The Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame program has a proud history. Established in 1966, the Hall of Fame is Ohio’s top honor for individuals – past and present – who have made significant contributions to preserving and protecting the state’s water, soil, woodlands, wildlife, and mineral resources. With today’s induction, the number of individuals accorded this honor is 178.
The Cardinal Award was created in 1971 to honor individuals and organizations that demonstrate exceptional awareness and concern for ideals reflected in the department’s mission statement: to ensure a balance between the wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. To date, ODNR has presented 229 Cardinal Awards to its partners in conservation.
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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