Photo courtesy of Art Rogers, Point Reyes. www.ArtRogers.com
The scholarship is a tribute to environmentalist, veteran Marin County Planning Commissioner, and EAC founder, Jerry Friedman. In 1971, Jerry and other concerned citizens founded the EAC because they were concerned about the increasing development pressures on rural West Marin. A long-time resident of Point Reyes Station, Jerry worked alongside many key players, nonprofits, government agencies and land users to lay the foundation for a legacy of local environmental protection, including the creation of Point Reyes National Seashore, adoption of A-60 zoning in agricultural areas, and the establishment of the original Marin Countywide Plan. Throughout his life, he was a respected and valued voice of balanced growth, environmental quality, and collaborative City-County decision-making. Our hope is this scholarship will help local residents continue in the steps of people like Jerry, who made such a difference, through advocacy, to keep West Marin Wild.
The annual application process opens in May. Applicants are chosen by a committee, and are asked to provide a one-two page statement of why you want to attend the EFM Master Class, and how you think it will help you succeed. Electronic application available in May 2018.
Recipients of the Jerry Friedman Scholarship, will be ambassadors of EAC’s work and mission, and receive a one-year membership to our organization. Once selected, the recipient will need to sign an acceptance letter agreeing to punctuality, being respectful, and engaged in the classroom and master class process. They are also required to provide individual class summaries and photos to share with our members, updates on their stewardship project (especially if it can enhance work we already do), as well as a final report on their experience.
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
P.O. Box 609
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956