MINERAL RESOURCES AWARDS
The Division of Mineral Resources Management (DMRM) recognizes outstanding accomplishments and exemplary performance by Ohio’s mineral resource professionals within the area of mineral resource extraction and reclamation in five categories:
Coal Mining Reclamation Award recognizes mining operators for their outstanding reclamation achievements through regulatory compliance, environmental protections and innovative reclamation techniques demonstrated during the course of coal mining activities.
Industrial Minerals Mining Reclamation Award recognizes mining operators for their outstanding reclamation achievements through regulatory compliance, environmental protections and innovative reclamation techniques demonstrated during the course of industrial minerals mining activities.
Minerals Education Award recognizes efforts to raise awareness about the use of minerals and the issues associated with mining and the environment. The award may be given to a school teacher/school, or to an industry, individual or organization.
Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award recognizes outstanding abandoned mine land reclamation and exemplary reclamation techniques completed only by approved state/tribal programs or jointly with state/tribal programs. (View award recipients.)
In addition to statewide honors, the winners are the division’s nominees for national award recognition, such as the awards programs sponsored by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) and Office of Surface Mining (OSM).
Deadline for receiving nominations is September 1. Send completed packages to Beth Wilson, ODNR Mineral Resources Management, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. H-2, Columbus, OH 43229-6693 or by email to Beth Wilson.
Questions can be directed to the DMRM office nearest you or to 614-265-6901.