EQAC Seeks High School Applicants to Serve as Student Member


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April 7, 2003

 

Environmental Quality Advisory Council of Fairfax County Seeks
High School Applicants to Serve as Student Member

The Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) of Fairfax County is seeking applications from high school students who are interested in serving on the council as a student member from July 2003 through June 2004. As a member of the Environmental Quality Advisory Council, students have a unique opportunity to be involved in the process of making decisions and recommendations that impact the environment in Fairfax County. It is a great opportunity for growth and hands-on education.

EQAC’s chief function is to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for improving the county’s efforts in environmental protection and enhancement. During monthly meetings, issues such as hazardous materials, water quality, air quality, land use, noise, solid waste, ecological resources, deer management, visual pollution and light pollution are investigated. In addition, EQAC holds a public hearing each year to obtain citizen input on issues of environmental concern and submits an “Annual Report on the Environment” to the Board of Supervisors.

Students who are presently sophomores or juniors in good standing in Fairfax County schools, who are residents of Fairfax County or the towns of Clifton, Herndon or Vienna and who would be interested in serving as EQAC’s student member in the upcoming school year should apply. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by May 9, 2003.

Applications are available from the science department chair, guidance counselor, social studies chair or principal of each public, private or parochial school in Fairfax County. Interested students may also contact Noel Kaplan of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay Center), or send an e-mail to eqac@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information or applications.

Information about EQAC is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/eqac/eqac.htm.

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