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2001 - Youth Award - Mixed Ages - The Wildhorse Gang

Kremlin, Oklahoma, is gleaming these days thanks largely to the efforts of The Wildhorse Gang, a group of activists ranging in age from six to 16. What started as an aluminum can recycling fundraiser nine years ago has grown to include clean-up services for area events, litter clean-up along several miles of highway, handsome wooden welcome signs, and the conversion of public lots from debris collectors to wildflower gardens.

  Zachary, Joey, Alicia, Sean and Caleb delighted the KOB banquet audience with their acceptance speeches. They are members of the Wildhorse Gang from Kremlin, Oklahoma who took home a Youth Award of Excellence in 2001
Each member of the group has adopted a new park bench and has pledged to maintain the appearance of the area around it. Also, several litter collection barrels dot the community where none existed before the Wildhorse Gang came along.

Behind the scenes, the kids successfully enlist other organizations, city government, businesses and individuals to expand the impact of their environmental projects. The judges saluted their work for its “opportunity to appreciate the environment and develop pride, leadership and stewardship.” THE WILDHORSE GANG IS GALLOPING GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!