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Support the ERC in our 25th year!
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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 summer programs and events!
Contact Colleen Schmit (
; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Meet our Summer Team Members
Kaelyn Woods - Recycling Outreach
& Action Intern
Kaelyn is from New Gloucester, Maine and is a rising junior at Bates College. She is an Environmental Studies major and a memb
er of the nordic ski team. Kaelyn is in Sun Valley for the summer, training with the Sun Valley Ski Education
oundation and working at the ERC educating the community about recycling.
When not on the nordic trails in the winter, Kaelyn can be found sneaking in turns on the mountain, running, hiking, and of course, roller-skiing. Although Kaelyn loves living in the mountains during the summers, she can never leave the Maine coast for too long.
Ben Brunelle - Pesticide Action Intern
Ben is a rising junior at University of California, Berkeley. He is studying Environmental Economics and Policy with a prospective minor in Earth and Planetary Science. Ben grew up in Idaho, skiing, hiking, biking, and has recently taken up surfing. Ben is passionate about the environment and is excited to be working in the ERC's Pesticide Action program.
Grace Stribling-Hough -
Pesticide Action Intern
Grace is a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges working on a double major of Environmental Studies and Studio Arts. After college, she plans to go to law school and pursue a career in environmental law.
Grace grew up in Washington, DC and has spent her summers in Sun Valley since 2004. In her off-time, she loves to play tennis and ski.
When you see them out and about, whether facilitating recycling at Ketch'em Alive or monitoring noxious weed populations on public lands throughout the valley, make sure you say hi - they would love to meet you!
Art in the Office
Jineen Griffith's Oil Paintings
The ERC is thrilled to welcome
stunning oil paintings into our office for the month of July.
We will be open during the Gallery Walk on Friday, July 6
from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Complimentary beverages will be served on the ERC deck (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) and ERC staff will be available to discuss upcoming programs. We hope to see you there!
Griffith, a Ketchum resident, specializes in painting nature scenes in this region of Idaho.
A Series of Pollinator-friendly Planters!
is a series of planters and gardens with a variety of native, pollinator-friendly plants that are cared for without pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
Each unique garden or planter showcases how
can provide much-needed resources to local pollinator populations and combat their
Pesticide Action program
advocates for Integrated Pest Management practices, where chemical alternatives are considered first and foremost, and chemicals, when absolutely necessary, are used in small quantities and
only as a last resort
Limited Spots and Scholarships Remaining
Register today! The ERC is offering two, week-long, overnight
EcoCamps this July!
Your Voice Matters
The ERC wants to send a big
to those of who submitted a comment and/or showed up to last night's Ketchum City Council meeting where the council discussed the city's weed management program.
Thanks to your comments, all of the council members spoke in favor of upholding their current
Integrated Pest Management
policy and continuing to be progressive local champions in reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides. If you see Mayor
, and Councilmen
, please thank them!
Party for the Planet
2nd Annual Event a Success!
Over 400 people stopped by the ERC's 2nd annual Street Party for the Planet on Saturday, June 9. Thanks to all of you who came out, partied for the planet and celebrated the ERC's 25th anniversary! Check out more photos of the event
Get Involved This Summer!
, the ERC will host its second "Let's Get Out" nature walk out
. Contact the ERC for more information: 208.726.4333 or
Idaho Trails Association
is offering a week-long "Youth Work Vacation Project" for high school students on
uly 29-August 4
. Students will participate in a week of trail work and exploration in the Baker Lake region. Click
for more information.
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!