Freelance reporter and equestrian columnist for The Oakland Press Sharon Greene received the 2014 Media Advocate Award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association at its annual convention in Traverse City.
The successful nomination was submitted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation on behalf of Greene, a lifelong equestrian and author of the weekly newspaper column “Horsin’ Around” who has been an enthusiastic advocate of the parks system. Her stories often showcase Oakland County Parks, most notably riding trails and equestrian activities.
“The award is certainly sweet but not necessary because it’s both an honor and joy to write about our awesome Oakland County Parks. What a blessing that they are listening to the residents and making special places for us today and for generations to come,” Greene said.
“Sharon truly is a grassroots supporter of recreation and preservation,” Supervisor of Parks and Recreation Planning Jon Noyes said.
Greene received an MRPA Community Service Award in 2011 for her work in founding the Highland Equestrian Conservancy, being an instrumental team member in the acquisition of Highland Oaks County Park and developing trail connectivity throughout Oakland County.