FLSP board member Steve Begnoche has served on the board since its inception in 1992.
His invitation to join in the group being formed by now-retired LSP park manager Mike Mullen came on a cross-country ski trail at the park Mullen happened to be working on when Steve skied by.
Nearly 30 years later, Steve continues as board secretary a position he inherited from Mullen back in the 1990s.
Steve has visited Ludington Park for more than 40 years and brought his wife, Brenda and three daughters to visit the park long before they became residents of Ludington. Steve remains a fan of the park’s trail system, its beauty and diverse landscapes. A photographer, writer and retired managing editor of the Ludington Daily News, the park remains important to him for recreation, photography and as part of the community he has called home since 1987.
Whether hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing or scrambling over dunes, trekking along the beach or on a favored trail, Steve is happy to give back to a state park that gives him and so many others so much every day.