Volunteers are needed for winter programs and events!
Contact Colleen Schmit (firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
Celebrate the start of our 25th year
The ERC will host an open house on
Friday, February 16
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!).
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 - open to rising 5th and 6th graders
July 23-27: Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp - open to rising 7th-9th graders
here for more information.
Space is limited, so register your camper today: (208) 726-4333 or email@example.com.
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.
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?
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 herefor valley-wide glass drop-off locations.
Questions about recycling? Call the ERC at
(208) 726-4333 or the Blaine County Recycle Center at
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!