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 summer programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Party for the Planet
Celebrate 25 years with the ERC! 
Celebrate the ERC's 25th anniversary and our local environment at our 2nd annual Street Party for the Planet from 5:00-8:00pm on Saturday, June 9. This family-friendly event will take place on Washington Avenue in Ketchum, between Fourth and Fifth streets. 

Enjoy bites from Smoke Over BaldyKB's, and Ice Shaved Sun Valley while dancing to DJ Diva and playing environmentally themed lawn games. Beverages will be available for purchase as well.

Enter to win one of three awesome door prizes: NRS Thrive Stand Up Paddle Board (sponsored by Backwoods Mountain Sports and  Sun Valley Dental Arts Dr. Ben Franz, DDS); Specialized Pitch Expert Mountain Bike (sponsored by The Elephant's Perch and D.L. Evans Bank); a night at Sun Valley Trekking's Pioneer Yurt (sponsored by Sun Valley Trekking). Door prize tickets are $5 or $20/5 tickets.
Books & Brews
A reading by writer Michael Branch
On Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00pm, The Community Library will host environmental writer Michael Branch for a lecture on the ERC deck (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum). Beer from Sawtooth Brewery will be served. 

Michael Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters at 6,000 feet in the remote western Great Basin Desert. His work includes eight published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa (Island Press). 

Click here for more information. 
Summer camp for 5th-9th graders
The ERC is offering two, week-long, overnight EcoCamps this July! 
Spots are filling up quickly, so register TODAY! Click  here  for details. Scholarships are available!
Pesticide Action
Considering alternatives
As the days grow longer and warmer here in the Wood River Valley, Blaine County residents and businesses are jumping to get a head start on readying their lawns and gardens for summer months. Too often, this involves spraying and applying harmful and toxic chemicals.

The ERC's Pesticide Action program is working to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers in the Wood River Valley. 

In April, the Idaho Mountain Express published a guest opinion from Executive Director Hadley DeBree about the adverse effects of spraying chemicals in our community.  

Read the full guest opinion here
ERC Hats
There is a new way to support the ERC!
Purchase your ERC hat today at the ERC office (471 Washington Ave., Ketchum) or at our  Street Party for the Planet
We have trucker hats and traditional baseball caps made with organic cotton, all for $20.  
Not in the valley but still want one?  No problem!  Give us a call (208.726.4333) or send us an email and we will happily send one to you.
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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Call: 208.726.4333
Mail: PO Box 819, Ketchum ID 83340 
Stop by: 471 Washington Ave N, Ketchum ID 83340