Thursday, July 5, 2012
Three Michigan youths honored as Outstanding Outdoor Kids
Lexi Loehfelm, 11, Noah Ekdom, 12, and Jimmy McGrath, 15, were named in January as winners in the Outstanding Outdoor Kids program, which recognizes the efforts of youth who have gone above and beyond to protect, preserve and promote green space in Michigan.
Lexi is a member of Goodwillie Environmental School in Ada, where she leads other students on environmental adventures. Noah, from Roscommon, is a second class Boy Scout who has been involved in a trail clean-up, Adopt-a-Highway and creating a new trail on the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve. Jimmy, from Monroe, started an organization to clean up and restore Sterling State Park.
The trio served as judges in the Feb. 7 contest which named Pure Michigan Caramel Apple as the official ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks. Samples of the ice cream were served at the Natural Resources Commission meeting.