Oakland County Health Division and Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) received 2014 Community Service Awards from Michigan Recreation and Parks Association March 19 in East Lansing.
The successful nominations were submitted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation on behalf of both organizations. In an effort to create accessibility to affordable fruits and vegetables for low-income residents at the Oakland County Market, the Oakland County Health Division works with vendors to increase acceptance of food assistance programs and has supplied the Market with Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card readers.
“The collaboration of the Oakland County Health Division and Oakland County Parks is a perfect fit because they share a common goal: to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles,” Manager of Parks and Recreation Operations Sue Wells said.
CRAMBA volunteers assist in performing trail mapping, trail maintenance and event management at Oakland County Parks.
“The partnership that has evolved between Oakland County Parks and Recreation over the years with CRAMBA has dramatically increased our ability to provide high-quality mountain biking experiences for park users at Addison Oaks County Park,” Wells said. “It’s such a pleasure working with the board and volunteers of CRAMBA and we couldn’t be happier with the relationship that’s evolved throughout the years. They are a true community asset.”