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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!
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
Cheers to 2018
Here's to another successful year!
2017 was truly a fantastic year thanks to the dedication, passion, and generosity of ERC supporters and partners like you. Thank you!
You were integral in ensuring the ERC could carry out its mission of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment for another year. We were able to run more programs and reach more individuals than in 2016, strengthening the impact of our initiatives in 2017.
For several years, the ERC Board and staff have worked tirelessly to build a strong, sustainable foundation upon which our impact can be even further deepened. Each year has been stronger than the last, and thanks to you, this year was our strongest yet! We raised nearly $15,000 more in our year end campaign this year than last year. This means 2018 is going to be filled with harder work, loftier goals, and greater achievements. What a way to start our 25th year!
On behalf of the ERC Board and staff, thank you!
We would not be here without you, and every day we feel immense gratitude for your support and all that it allows us to accomplish. We look forward to celebrating our achievements alongside you!
Cheers to 2018!
Science After School
Winter registration is open!
Science After School will take place at Alturas Elementary School on Tuesdays,
January 16-February 20
Science After School is a FREE six-week program for 4th and 5th grade students that provides opportunities beyond the school day for students to engage in outdoor science activities.
For more information on Science After School, click
Space is limited, so register your student today:
Winter Tracking Workshop
with Ann Christensen
Join the ERC and long-time Wood River Valley resident and tracking expert, Ann Christensen, for
Winter Tracking Workshop of the season
Saturday, January 13
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Ann begins each program at the ERC office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum), introducing participants to our local winter animals, their life-histories, and their winter adaptations while laying out some basics about tracking.
Participants then head outside on a snowshoe tracking adventure north of town.
Bring snowshoes, warm clothes, water, and your curiosity.
There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC member and $20/non-member.
for more information.
Did You Know: Recycling
Where can CFLs be recycled?
CFL lightbulbs can be recycled at Lowe's or Home Depot in Twin Falls or Boise. Unfortunately, there is not a location to drop off your CFLs for recycling in Blaine County. If you are not able to save your bulbs until your next Twin Falls or Boise trip, the
Southern Idaho Solid Waste District
suggests you follow current EPA guidelines for CFL disposal by double bagging the CFLs and placing them in the garbage.
The ERC recommends purchasing LED light bulbs when possible. They do not contain mercury, are more efficient, and last longer than CFLs.
Questions about recycling? Call the ERC at
(208) 726-4333 or the Blaine County Recycle Center at
Recycling and Outreach program works with Blaine County's recycling program, 5B Recycles, and Clear Creek Disposal to conduct outreach on best recycling practices, facilitate recycling at events, and provide a collection site for some recyclables.
By Kerrin McCall
Local author and ERC supporter, Kerrin McCall, released her
chronicles the flow of one month into another for the passage of a year. She relates observations and perceptions of mountain ecology as relative markers of change.
If you purchase your copy at the ERC, a portion of the sales will be donated back to the ERC. Thanks Kerrin!
Save the Dates
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!
Silver Creek Birding
with Poo Wright-Pulliam
February 10 -
Winter Tracking Workshop with Ann Christensen (final one of the season!)
Gallery Walk at the ERC from
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
- 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!
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!