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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 spring programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.

If you can't shop locally, shopping with AmazonSmile can benefit the ERC. Be sure to select the Environmental Resource Center as your charity and begin shopping.

On March 12-31, Amazon will triple its donation rate for first time Smile users. 
at Hemingway STEAM School
On Tuesday, March 20 from 5:00-7:00pm, the ERC will be participating in STEAM Night at Hemingway STEAM School, and you can too!
We have been working hard with Hemingway second graders on a noxious weed project. Both the ERC and these students will be available to provide information on noxious weed identification and best management practices. Native seed packets will be available!  This event is open to the community.
Spring Science Series
Scientists visiting in April and May
The Spring Science Series is back for the third consecutive year. Join the ERC, College of Southern Idaho (CSI), and visiting scientists for informative and engaging presentations on Wednesday nights beginning April 25. Presentations will be held from 6:00-7:00pm in the Queen of the Hills room at the Community Campus in Hailey. Everyone is welcome!  
Presenting organizations include The Peregrine Fund, INL's ESER program, Zoo Idaho, Craters of the Moon, and Idaho Museum of Natural History. Click here for more information. 
Did You Know: Noxious Weeds
Spotted Knapweed 
Did you know that spring and early summer are the best seasons to remove noxious weeds?  At this time, weeds can be small and difficult to identify, but they have yet to produce or disperse seeds - thus making it a critical time to further control them.
Above is a photo of a spotted knapweed rosette, one of our most prevalent noxious weeds in Blaine County. If you see this plant, grab a glove, and pull it out. These plants have large taproots, so be sure to get it all.
Wondering whether a suspected plant is truly spotted knapweed? Contact the Blaine County Noxious Weed Department for identification assistance.
Save the date for these related programs:
  • Spring Weed Workshop with Blaine County and the Wood River Land Trust on Wednesday, April 11 from 8:30am-12:00pm at the Community Campus in Hailey.
  • Pollinator Celebration & Earth Day event on Friday, April 20 at the ERC Office in Ketchum featuring pollinator-friendly cocktails, native seed packets and plantings, and more!
The ERC's Pesticide Action program works to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in Blaine County. 
Summer Positions
Open jobs and internships
The ERC is hiring multiple summer positions, including Pesticide Action Interns , Recycling Outreach and Action  Intern, EcoCamp Counselors, and an EcoCamp Leader in Training. Click here for more information. 
Winter Birding
Season summary
The ERC wrapped up another fabulous winter birding season on Saturday. The ERC is grateful for local birding expert and artist, Poo Wright-Pulliam, for volunteering her time and expertise to lead the walks, and to the   Wood River Land Trust, Nature Conservancy and Community Library for welcoming birders to their sites. A summer birding series with Poo will be announced this spring!
C lick here to read our blog post about the season.
Save the Dates
Additional upcoming programs

The spring and summer are full of exciting programs at the ERC. Mark your calendars today, so you don't miss any of the fun!  
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 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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