Make a difference in our community.
Support the ERC in our 26th year!
For a full list of our current programs, please visit our
In 2018, the ERC celebrated its 25th anniversary. W
e commissioned a short film to honor this special milestone.
Show your support for the ERC by sporting a trucker hat or baseball cap. Both are $20.
Interested in staying involved with the ERC?
Volunteers are needed for spring programs and events!
or 208.726.4333 if you are interested in volunteering.
Science After School
Join us at Hailey Elementary School
Science After School will take place on
Mondays, April 15 - May 20, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm at
Hailey Elementary School.
Science After School is a FREE six-week program, open to 4th and 5th grade students.
Students engage in hands-on projects that explore topics related to natural science, environmental science, and sustainability issues. Activities include field investigations, exploration, games, journaling, and service-learning projects.
Click here for more information. This session is full, to be added to the waitlist email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call (
Spring Science Series
Begins April 17 with Working Dogs for Conservation
Join us for
our 4th annual
Spring Science Series
April 17-May 8 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
, enjoy engaging programs from scientific presenters from across the northwest. All presentations will be held at
The Community Library
, with the exception of April 17th's program, which will be held at
Calling all rising 5th-9th graders! Join us this summer for our overnight
EcoCamps. This year, we are offering two, week-long sessions:
- Discovering Wild Idaho: July 15-19, 2019 - Rising 5th and 6th grade students.
- Environmental Leadership: July 22-26, 2019 - Rising 7th-9th grade students.
to register. Scholarship information is available on our
New Guidelines for Paper Recycling
Blaine County has resumed paper recycling, but with new restrictions. Items that can now be recycled include
rinter paper, copy paper,
and newspaper. These items are sold to Hamilton Manufacturing in Twin Falls where they are made into insulation, hydro-mulch, and more.
Bins contaminated with any other materials will not be picked up, so please do your part to ensure a clean stream. We do not want to jeopardize this opportunity.
For more details, read this article in the Idaho Mountain Express.
Pesticide Action News
City of Sun Valley to Hand Pull Weeds
On Thursday, April 4, the Sun Valley City Council unanimously voted to move forward with a weed management contract for hand-pulling versus spraying. This is really exciting news!
Please thank Councilwomen
, and Mayor
for their leadership and commitment to the health of our community and environment through the reduction of pesticides and herbicides.
For more details, check out this Idaho Mountain Express
Work With Us!
Are you interested in joining the ERC in providing environmental education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in the Wood River Valley?
e are seeking
EcoCamp Counselor and an EcoCamp Leader-in-Training to join the team this summer!
Woman of the Year
Congratulations Ann Christensen!
We are so pleased to share that
, ERC co-founder and dedicated volunteer, has been voted as the
Idaho Mountain Express'
Woman of the Year
. Please take a few minutes to read this wonderful article.
We are so grateful for all of Ann's contributions to the ERC and our community. We're looking forward to many more adventures with her in the upcoming years!
Save the Dates
More 2019 Programs You Don't Want to Miss
As the trails begin to thaw and the sun stays with us longer, we are gearing up for many spring and summer events. Keep an eye on this newsletter and our
Upcoming ERC Events:
THIS Weekend!: Earth Day with Sun Valley's Konditorei (a portion of proceeds go back to the ERC)
April 27-May 9:
at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (volunteers needed!).
Thank you for supporting the ERC's mission of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in Idaho's Wood River Valley.
Our work is not possible without
you - we are incredibly grateful for your support!