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November 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 winter programs and recycling events.

Contact Ann Parry ( or 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
2016, What a Year! 
Thank you for all that YOU made possible   

2016 was a fantastic year for the ERC! Staff and Board continued work building a solid foundation upon which the ERC's programs can be sustained and grow as our work becomes increasingly important into the future.

The ERC served thousands of Wood River Valley residents and visitors of all-ages.  Compared to 2015, this year the ERC conducted more youth programs, more adult workshops, facilitated recycling for more events, accomplished more in our pesticide action program, and diverted more dog waste from our trailheads.  We accomplished this without substantially increasing overhead and administrative costs, ensuring that more of every dollar went directly to programs that positively impact community members' lives.

This year, not only did members like you see the importance of our programming, but national organizations such as Tom's of Maine, LUSH Cosmetics, and Clif Bar also recognized their value and impact and chose to support us in their giving programs.

Without the assistance and generosity of our local governmental, business, non-profit, foundation, and individual partners, we could not have accomplished what we did this year!  Every day, we are truly grateful to live and work in such a wonderfully giving and passionate community. 

The ERC is hosting several events this week, and we hope you will celebrate the conclusion of an exciting year with us.  Here's to an even more incredible 2017!

With gratitude,

Hadley DeBree
Executive Director
Winter Birding Walks
Explore Silver Creek with us this winter      

Wednesday, December 28 
Saturday, January 7
Saturday, February 4 

Join the ERC and local birding expert, Poo Wright-Pulliam, for snowshoe tours around the Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve to investigate its winter bird residents.

Meet at the intersection of River and Bullion (Park & Ride) in Hailey at 10:30am to carpool together to Silver Creek.  At the preserve, participants will eat lunch, learn more about the preserve, and adventure out on the snow to find our brave winter bird species. Participants will return to Hailey by 4:00pm.

Bring water, lunch, warm clothes, snowshoes, and your curiosity.  There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC members and $20/non-members. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. 

Click here for more information.  For questions or to register: 208.726.4333 or   
ERC Gallery Walk Exhibit  
Learn about climate change and local animals  

Thursday, December 29 
5:00pm - 8:00pm
ERC Office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum)    
Swing by the ERC Office on Thursday, December 29 from 5:00pm-8:00pm for a special Gallery Walk display focused on the impact of climate change on several local animals.

The exhibit highlights the current threats snowshoe hares, clark's nutcrackers, wolverines, and sockeye salmon face due to changing snowpack and will also feature hands-on opportunities for participants to learn a little bit more about local winter tracking and birding.

Complimentary beverages will be served, all ages are welcome, and visitors will be entered to win a 2016-2017 BCRD Nordic Pass.
For more information on this event:, 208.726.4333,
Winter Tracking Workshops 
Discover who is moving through the snow     

Friday, December 30
Saturday, January 14
Saturday, February 11

Join the ERC and long-time tracking extraordinaire, Ann Christensen, for three winter tracking workshops this winter.

Ann begins the program at the ERC Office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) at 11:00am with an hour-long introduction to local winter residents, their life histories, and winter adaptations while laying out some basics about animal tracking. Participants then head outside on a snowshoe tracking adventure north of Ketchum, putting their new knowledge to the test. Participants will return to Ketchum after 2:00pm.

Bring water, warm clothes, snowshoes, and your curiosity.  There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC members and $20/non-members. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. 

Click here for more information.  For questions or to register, 208.726.4333 or     
New Year's Eve Bash   
Celebrate 2016 while supporting the ERC 
Saturday, December 31
The Sawtooth Club (231 Main St S, Ketchum)  

The ERC is honored to be the recipient of the door proceeds for The Sawtooth Club's first annual "5B Bash" this New Year's Eve.

On Saturday, December 31 from 9:30pm-2:00am, enjoy live music from High Mountain Heard and Wallace, celebrate the end of 2016, and toast to 2017, all while supporting a great local environmental cause.

Luckily for us, but perhaps unfortunately for you, this event is SOLD OUT!   

For more information on this event, contact The Sawtooth Club.  
YOU are the ERC! We are grateful for your generous support in 2016 and look forward to a wonderful 2017 with you! 
Hadley DeBree 
Executive Director 
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