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 winter programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Are you an artist?

The ERC is looking for artists to display their environmental or nature -themed art at our office in downtown Ketchum. 

Contact Alisa McGowan
 208.726.43 33).
Open House
Celebrate the start of our 25th year
The ERC will host an open house on Friday, February 16
from 5:00-8:00PM to celebrate the start of the organization's 25th year. Swing by and learn how local animals are affected by the less than average snowpack, solve animal tracking mysteries, ask questions about recycling in the Wood River Valley, and pick up native seed packets for the spring.
Complimentary beverages will be served and all ages are welcome (activities are family-friendly!).
EcoCamp 2018
Dates are set! 
Our 2018 EcoCamp dates are set and we couldn't be more excited! This summer we will be offering two weeks of camp:
July 9-13: Environmental Outdoor Adventure EcoCamp - o pen to rising 5th and 6th graders
July 23-27:  Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp - open to rising 7th-9th graders
Click here for more information.  Space is limited, so register your camper today: (208) 726-4333  or
Winter Tracking 
2018 Stories from the Snow 
This winter, the ERC facilitated three Winter Tracking Workshops hosted by local tracker extraordinaire, Ann Christensen. The low snowpack did not stop participants from enjoying our backcountry trails and investigating the stories left in the snow by local animals.
Click here to read our blog post about the tracking season and visit our Facebook album for photographs of our findings!
Did You Know: Recycling 
Is glass currently recycled in Blaine County?
No.  However , instead of being transported with the rest of our garbage to the Milner Butte Landfill near Burley (100+ miles away!), it is diverted into an inert pit at Ohio Gulch where it is used as fill for construction waste. Here, it breaks down, does not take up valuable landfill space, and reduces transport emissions. The ERC recommends diverting your glass! Click here  for valley-wide glass drop-off locations
Questions about recycling? Call the ERC at  (208) 726-4333 or the Blaine County Recycle Center at (208) 788-0880

The ERC's Recycling Outreach & Action program works with Blaine County's recycling program, 5B Recycles, and Clear Creek Disposal to conduct outreach on best recycling practices, facilitate recycling at community events, and provides a collection site for some recyclables. 
Save the Dates
Additional upcoming programs

This winter and spring are full of exciting community programs at the ERC. Mark your calendars today, so you don't miss any of the fun! 

March 10 - Winter Birds of Hailey with Poo Wright-Pulliam
April 25-May 23 - 3rd annual  Spring Science Series, Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00PM at the Community Campus
May 5  - 24th annual Clean Sweep
June 9 - 2nd annual Street Party for the Planet

Stay tuned for more information on the Environmental Book Series, Earth Day programs and other events! Visit the Events Calendar on our website for more details about these events. 
Thank you for supporting the ERC's mission of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment.

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