April 14, 2016.

OCEAN CITY, MD – Jeffrey Budnitz has won the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) Community Volunteer of the Year Award.  The MRPA award is given to “An individual recognized for outstanding service to a local/community park, recreation or leisure program within the state.” Jeffery is a Lake Roland Nature Council Board Member and a tireless volunteer in the Park.

Lake Roland Ranger Jeff Ruark won a lifetime achievement award from the Park & Resource Conservation Branch of MRPA, the Tree Hugger of the Year Award.

Both Jeffrey Budnitz and Jeff Ruark received their awards at the MRPA Annual Conference in Ocean City, Maryland.

MRPA Award

Head Ranger Shannon Davis, Patrick McDougall with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, Jeffrey Budnitz, Beahta Davis with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, Ranger Jeff Ruark