Harriet Jarosh Environmental Education Fund

Envirothon Dates:

May 4th and May 5th, 2022
Theme:  Waste to Resources

Learn more about this year’s Envirothon at their website https://www.chesco.org/1987/Envirothon

Read about the impact of Envirothon and the other work of the District in their Annual Report https://www.chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/67567/Annual-Report-2021-Chester-County-Conservation-District

The Harriett Jarosh Environmental Education Fund was created through a bequest to our branch by dedicated AAUW member Harriett Jarosh.  The funds are to be used to support environmental programs for students in Chester County.  A branch committee was formed to oversee the funds and identified  the Envirothon program of the Chester County Conservation District as a deserving program well aligned to Harriett’s guidance.  Our branch has donated $1000 or more each year to this program, along with occasional smaller donations to other environmental groups and programs.

Harriet received degrees from Simmons College and Villanova University and worked as a librarian in the Chester County Library System. In addition to that, she held many leadership positions in the AAUW at the local and state levels.

Environmental education was one of her major interests, It was sparked by an AAUW topic “Managing Resources for Tomorrow.” Harriet called together members from various community organizations and the Chester County Health Department and after one and a half years of work, the first “West Chester Area Recycling Center” opened on Turner Lane in West Chester in November 1980 and was operational until the year 2000.

The AAUW WCCC Harriet Jarosh Environmental Education Fund honors Harriet’s spirit and interest in the environment. If you would like to contribute to the fund, please contact us or members can send a donation to the treasurer with notation that it is for the Harriett Jarosh Environmental Education Fund.

Modest grants are available. For further information contact ncdore@gmail.com.

Download grant information sheet.

AAUW - Harriet Jarosh Memorial Project

AAUW – Harriet Jarosh Memorial Project

Eva Kaufman (from left), Nancy Dore, Carla Grot and Donna Golden, committee
members,  hold items developed with funds from the Harriet Jarosh
Environmental Fund.