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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 summer programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Summer Interns
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 F 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 Jineen Griffith's 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.  
Nectar Trail
A Series of Pollinator-friendly Planters!

The  Nectar Trail  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  you  can provide much-needed resources to local pollinator populations and combat their  global decline.
The  ERC's  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 .
This project is a collaboration with the  Sun Valley Center for the Arts' Bees BIG IDEA project.
Limited Spots and Scholarships Remaining
Register today! The ERC is offering two, week-long, overnight EcoCamps this July! 
Click  here  for details. 
Your Voice Matters 
You Made a Difference  

The ERC wants to send a big THANK YOU 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 Bradshaw, Councilwomen Breen and Hamilton, and Councilmen Slanetz and David, 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 here.
Local Events
Get Involved This Summer! 
On  July 17 from 10:00am-11:00am, the ERC will host its second "Let's Get Out" nature walk out Adams Gulch with the  Senior Connection . Contact the ERC for more information: 208.726.4333 or .  
The Idaho Trails Association is offering a week-long "Youth Work Vacation Project" for high school students on J uly 29-August 4. Students will participate in a week of trail work and exploration in the Baker Lake region. Click here 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!
Hadley DeBree 
Executive Director 
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Mail: PO Box 819, Ketchum ID 83340 
Stop by: 471 Washington Ave N, Ketchum ID 83340