Photo courtesy of Art Rogers, Point Reyes. www.ArtRogers.com
Each year, the Environmental Action Committee offers a full scholarship to enable a West Marin resident to attend Environmental Forum of Marin's Master Class training program for environmental activists. The scholarship is a tribute to environmentalist and veteran Marin County Planning Commissioner Jerry Friedman.
Prior to his death in 1999, Jerry and others concerned about increasing development pressures on rural West Marin founded the Environmental Action Committee. He served as its first Executive Director in 1971. A long-time resident of Point Reyes Station, Jerry worked alongside the founders of Environmental Forum of Marin and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, laying the foundation for a legacy of local environmental protection, 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.
The deadline for applying for the 2017- 2018 Jerry Friedman Environmental Action Committee Scholarship is July 31, 2017.
To apply for this scholarship, please contact:
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
P.O. Box 609
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956