Make a difference in our community.

Support the ERC in our 25th year!

ERC Programs:
For a full list of our current programs, please visit our website.
Stories and Photos Needed!

Did you know that the ERC is currently in its 25th year of operation!?

 Do you have a story about the ERC or a photo that you would like to share with us?

We want to hear from you!

Contact Hadley DeBree ( ; 208.726.4333).
Volunteers Needed!

Interested in staying involved with the ERC?

 Volunteers are needed for summer programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Terrarium Kits
Pick Up Yours Today
Did you miss our Terrarium and Pressed Flower Bookmark Workshop last night? No problem! Swing by the ERC office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) in August and either build your own terrarium or pressed flower bookmark right then and there or pick up supplies to make it at home. All ages are welcome. Available while supplies last! 

There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC members or $15/non-members. 
Let's Get Out Series 
Final ERC-led Senior Connection Summer Hike
On Tuesday, August 21 from 9:30am - 11:30am, the ERC will host its third and final "Let's Get Out" nature walk series out Murdock Creek with The Senior Connection .  This walk is open to the public. Contact the ERC for more information: 208.726.4333 or
Work With Us 
Program Associate Position Available 

The ERC is hiring a PCEI AmeriCorps Program Associate for the 2018-2019 year. This position will be involved in a variety of youth environmental education programs as well as some community outreach initiatives.
For more information on the position, click here. The deadline to apply is August 15. 
EcoCamp Recap
Mountain Goats, Marmots and More   
We had so much fun at EcoCamp in July! This year, the ERC offered two, week-long camps that expanded campers' knowledge and love for the natural world in the surrounding Smoky and Boulder Mountains. 
There were MANY highlights from both camps, but one of our favorites was seeing long-toed salamanders, mountain goats, marmots, trout, deer, and more at an 8,700' alpine lake on our last night of the Environmental Leadership EcoCamp. 
Thanks to the generosity of The Papoose Club, Rocky Mountain Hardware, KMV Builders, The Campfire Foundation, and supporters like you, we were able to provide $5,250 in need-based EcoCamp scholarships. 
To see more photos of camp, visit our Facebook album. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog about camp in the coming weeks. 
Pesticide Action
Insectary Update
The Wood River Valley Root Weevil Insectary was relocated in late June with the goal of fostering a more sustainable root-boring weevil (insect) population. The previous location - behind the SNRA headquarters - was found to be too shaded and cool for these heat-loving weevils, so we moved them to a drier, sunnier location. These weevils, also known as Cyphocleonus achates, are being raised locally as a non-chemical spotted knapweed control. 

The Insectary is establishing and thriving in its new location thanks to the efforts of ERC Pesticide Action interns, Grace and Ben, and US Forest Service staff. Look for a press release and blog in the next few weeks to learn more about this exciting move.
ERC Merchandise
Get Your Hat Today

Purchase your hat today at the ERC office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) or at any ERC event. 
We have trucker hats and traditional baseball caps made with organic cotton - all for $20.  
Not in the area but still want one?  No problem!  Give us a call (208.726.4333) or send us an email and we will happily send one to you.
Community Corner 
Here are Some Community Happenings 

On Wednesday, August 22, the Idaho Conservation League is hosting a day hike to Norton Lakes with a focus on "Geology of the Smoky Mountains." Click here for more information on this event.     
On Saturday, September 15, the Local Food Alliance is hosting its Wood River Valley HarvestFest. Click here for more information on this event. 
Trailing of the Sheep is currently seeking volunteers to assist with event recycling.  This is a great way to give back or receive community service hours.  For more information, call 208.788.9654.
Thank you for supporting the ERC's mission of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in the Wood River Valley.

Our work is not possible without you - we are incredibly grateful for your support!
Hadley DeBree 
Executive Director 
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Call: 208.726.4333
Mail: PO Box 819, Ketchum ID 83340 
Stop by: 471 Washington Ave N, Ketchum ID 83340