Monk inducted into inaugural Conservation Hall of Fame

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Schmelz joins group that includes former U.S. president

By Vince Luecke

ST. MEINRAD - A man who taught respect for nature as a monk, teacher and theologian will be inducted Friday in the first class of the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame.

The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB is one of 15 individuals and families named to a charter class for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Conservation Hall of Fame, a group that includes a former U.S. president and Indiana's first state forester and a couple dedicated to saving landmark Hoosier buildings.

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