The Michigan Recreation & Park Association (MRPA) Community Service Awards Ceremony was held on March 20 at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. The MRPA Community Service Awards recognize individuals and groups who show outstanding support for public recreation and park programs in their community.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation submitted three successful nominations. Red Oaks Nature Center Volunteers, Eagle Scout Evan Reich and business owner Steve Stroud were the award recipients. The nature center volunteers were recognized as a group for their hard work at the Madison Heights Nature Center and the Red Oaks Nature Center; Reich was recognized for his work removing rocks at Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex and installing a garden in his pursuit of Eagle Scout designation; and Steve Stroud, owner of The Birdfeeder Store, for his work in underwriting two wildlife programs at Wint Nature Center in addition to years of support and donated seed for the Wint Nature Center feeding station. Manager of Parks and Recreation Operations Sue Wells also attended the ceremony.
“We have more than 400 volunteers each year and they are crucial to the success of many of our programs. These Community Service Awards were an opportunity to honor just three of our volunteers and we thank them for their service,” Manager Parks and Recreation Operations Sue Wells said.
For more information about volunteering at Oakland County Parks and Recreation, visit DestinationOakland.com or find Oakland County Parks and Recreation on Facebook.