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April Happenings:
For a full list of our current programs, please visit our website.
Volunteers Needed!

Interested in staying involved with the ERC?

 Volunteers are needed for Clean Sweep and other spring programs and events!

Contact Hadley DeBree ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Earth Week
Celebrate Earth Week with the ERC!     
Spring Science Series: Hagerman Fossil Beds
Wednesday, April 26
Community Campus  

Join the ERC and the College of Southern Idaho for the Spring Science Series. Last night, the Peregrine Fund kicked off the five-week series with a program focused on Raptor Life History and Interspecies Interactions.  They brought with them an American Kestrel, Swainson's Hawk, and Gyrfalcon. This program is free and intended for all ages.

This series is in conjunction with the ERC's Spring Exploration Series, a program that brings experts from various scientific fields to all 2nd and 3rd grade students in the public and private schools of Blaine County during the school day.

For more information on this program, click here; 208.726.4333;  
Rachel Carson Documentary  
ERC to show film to celebrate Earth Day!  

Thursday, April 20
The Community Library (415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum) 

Rachel Carson inspired the modern environmental movement through the publication of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."  The book warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety.  This 120-minute documentary provides an illuminating and inspiring portrait of a seminal figure whose writings changed the course of our nation and are still highly relevant today.

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;
ERC-Atkinsons' Earth Week
Celebrate the important work of our pollinators!  

Wednesday, April 19 - Tuesday, April 25 
Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue Store Locations 
Celebrate Earth Week with the ERC and Atkinsons' Market.  This week, shoppers will find information on pollinators in the produce department - an initiative to bring awareness to the ERC's Pesticide Action program.  

Did you know that in the United States, three quarters of our major food crops rely on pollinators? That 80-95% of plant species outside of agricultural systems require pollination? That pollinators' ecological service is valued at $200 billion each year in America?  Without our pollinators, the produce section of our grocery stores would be empty. 

Stop by Atkinsons' this week to celebrate our pollinators, see examples of produce that would not be available to us without them, and learn what you can do to protect them.

Interested in learning more generally about our local foods?  Check out the Local Food Alliance

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;  
Earth Day with Konditorei   
Finish your Earth Day celebrations with the ERC! 

Saturday, April 22 
Konditorei Bakery & Cafe (1 Sun Valley Rd) 
*10% of all proceeds to benefit ERC

Celebrate Earth Day with the ERC at the Konditorei. ERC staff will be on-hand from 8:00am-4:00 pm to share information about our current educational programs and initiatives.
Earth Day menu items will include earth-themed pastries, locally-roasted organic and fair trade coffee, and Idaho beer and wine.

10% of all proceeds will be donated to the ERC.

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;  
Earth Day in the Community  
Here are some other Earth Day celebrations 

Seed, Garden, and Local Food Faire
Saturday, April 22 
The Community Library (415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum)

Join the Wood River Seed Library and other environmental organizations in a celebration of our Earth.  Seed sharing, locally sourced foods and beverages, and music will be the highlight of this event. For more information, click here. 
Natural Grocers Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22
Natural Grocers (710 N Main St, Hailey)

From 12-1, Cathy Cooke, Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach, will kick off Earth Day celebrations with a program on food and the environment.  The ERC will be present at this event from 12:00pm-2:00pm with information on our programs and initiatives. For more information, click here.
ERC's Clean Sweep  
Saturday, May 6, 9:00am-1:00pm 

Join the ERC for its 23rd annual Clean Sweep event - a community-wide cleanup effort to keep our valley healthy and beautiful.

Meet at one of the following locations starting at 9am to register and pick up garbage bags and gloves: ERC O ffice in Ketchum (471 Washington Ave, N), KB's in Hailey (121 N Main St), or Memorial Park in Bellevue (between Cedar and Elm).  Pick up trash in your chosen area until 11:30 and then come back to celebrate your hard work with a free lunch provided by KB's.  During lunch, there will be raffle drawings and team and individual prizes.

Celebrate the ERC's longest running program while making a difference in creating a more beautiful community! 
For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;
2017 Summer EcoCamps    
Registration now open!  

Join us this summer for two weeks of adventure in our overnight EcoCamps over Trail Creek at the Idaho BaseCamp

Camps are designed for rising 5th-9th grade students and work to bring - and keep - our children outdoors, learning, exploring, and reveling in the natural world. Ultimately, we strive to give campers the confidence, tools, and passion to become the next generation of environmental stewards.

Camps are filling up fast, so register today!  
For more information and to register, click here; 208.726.4333;
Environmental Book Series
Series concludes in May   

Tuesday, May 16 
ERC Office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum)

Join the ERC for its final Environmental Book Series discussion of the season.

In May, Kenneth Worthy's "Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment" explores our disconnect and dissociation with the natural environment, the negative consequences this has, and solutions as we move forward and make positive change.

For more information on this series, click here; 208.726.4333;
Summer Firelines Exhibit
We need your help! 

The Community Library's Sun Valley Museum of History will premiere a new exhibit on May 31st called Firelines .

Firelines showcases the story of wildland fires in the American West, examining how human development and climate change have impacted wildfires over the last century.  The ERC is proud to be supporting Firelines.  

The exhibit will feature community stories from the 2007 Castle Rock and 2013 Beaver Creek fires.  Are you interested in sharing your story in a video interview?  

If so, please contact Christina Jensen via email or 208.726.3493 x 112.
Community Corner 
Local organizations working towards sustainability 
Almost a year ago, at the ERC's 2016 Clean Sweep event, we were introduced to the Konditorei's Grounds for Gardens program, one of the many green initiatives they are currently implementing at the restaurant.

Click here to read more about how the Konditorei is working to become more environmentally-conscious.  
Does your business or organization have accomplishments it would like to share? Contact us: 208.726.4333;
YOU are the ERC!

Our work is not possible without you, so we are incredibly grateful for your support!

Hadley DeBree 
Executive Director 
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