FaraciCHAMPAIGN – To commemorate the achievements and contributions of individuals who have records of exemplary service and commitments to improving conservation efforts and outdoor recreation opportunities in Illinois, State Senator Paul Faraci is asking residents to submit their nominations to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.

“If you know someone who works to protect and preserve our environment, please take the time to submit a name,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “Their commitment to preserving our environment deserves recognition.”

Each year, a select few outdoor sportsmen and women, as well as conservationists and preservationists, will have the state’s highest outdoor honor bestowed upon them. Only those individuals who truly have made significant contributions or exhibited unparalleled dedication in preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting natural resources or outdoor recreational opportunities will be eligible for induction into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Some inductees touched the lives of thousands of youths and adults by promoting fishing, hunting, conservation and safety education. Others spearheaded efforts to preserve or enhance fish and wildlife habitats and protect and restore Illinois’ lakes and rivers. Some inductees are national and international leaders in conservation or advocates for outdoor heritage traditions. All have led by personal example and serve as role models for future generations of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Nominees selected will be inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame next spring at the annual Illinois Conservation Foundation Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala. Nominations must be submitted on the official Hall of Fame Nomination form by July 14, 2023, to be considered.

For more information, contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 217-785-2003. Additional information may be found online at https://ilconservation.org.