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March Happenings:
For a full list of our current programs, please visit our website.
Volunteers Needed!

Interested in staying involved with the ERC?

 Volunteers are needed for spring youth programs and recycling events.

Contact Ann Parry ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Winter Adventures
Good start to 2017    
Photo courtesy of Ernie Patricelli, 2017 bird walk participant 

As we welcome these first signs of spring, we reflect on all that we were able to accomplish this winter thanks to your generous support! 

We successfully led winter birding and tracking workshops with Poo Wright-Pulliam and Ann Christensen, as well as a weekly snowshoe tour with the Limelight Hotel.  Additionally, we hosted two exhibits for the December and February Gallery Walks - one that included historic snowpack photos from The Community Library's Regional History Department.

We completed a six-week Science After School program focused on winter tracking at Alturas Elementary School and a three-week program with the I Have a Dream Foundation 7th graders on sustainability.  We also facilitated over ten Growing Great Minds programs at local public and private schools.

Finally, we have been doing a lot of behind the scenes work gearing up for a very busy spring and summer!

If our winter programs and successes are any indication of what is to come in 2017, we cannot wait!  
Environmental Book Series
ERC continues series through May   

Tuesday, April 18 
ERC Office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum)

Wednesday, April 19
Wood River Sustainability Center (308 S. River St., Hailey)

Join the ERC every third Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm for an Environmental Book Series discussion.  Participants have the option of meeting on Tuesdays in Ketchum at the ERC Office or on Wednesdays in Hailey at the Wood River Sustainability Center.

In April, Mary Ellen Hannibal's "Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in the Age of Extinction" will look at how everyday people are working to slow mass extinction through citizen science.

For more information on this series, click here; 208.726.4333;
Get Involved!  
Environmental Advocates Alliance  

Monday, April 3
ICL Office (110 5th St W #201, Ketchum)  

Join the ERC and Idaho Conservation League (ICL) for this pop-up Environmental Advocates Alliance meeting on Idaho's State Department of Education science standards redevelopment.

For the first half of the program, participants will learn about local, state, and national legislation focused on science standards. Participants will then have the opportunity to learn which tools are available to them and what actions they can take to make their voices heard on issues that are important to them. Time and materials will be provided during the second half of the program for participants to take immediate action should they choose.

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;
Save the Date: Clean Sweep  
Saturday, May 6, 9:00am-1:00pm 

Join the ERC for its 23rd annual Clean Sweep event - a community-wide cleanup effort to keep our valley healthy and beautiful. More details to be announced in April's newsletter.  
For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;
Save the Date: EcoCamp   
Registration opens in April  

Join us this summer for two weeks of adventure in our overnight EcoCamps. More details to be announced in April's newsletter.  
For more information on this program and to register, click here; 208.726.4333;
Earth Day Sneak Peak  
ERC to celebrate Earth Day with many events 


PBS Rachel Carson Documentary
Thursday, April 20  
The Community Library (415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum) 
ERC Earth Day Celebration  
Saturday, April 22
Konditorei Bakery and Cafe (1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley)
*10% of all proceeds to benefit ERC

More details and events to come in April's newsletter!  
Community Corner 
Local organizations working towards sustainability 
Nearly a year ago, ERC staff visited The Advocates staff to discuss ways they could "green" their operations.  Recently, we made a trip back to see what changes they had made, and were very happy to see some great improvements.

Click here to read more about how The Advocates is working to become more environmentally-conscious.  
Does your business or organization have accomplishments it would like to share? Contact us: 208.726.4333;
YOU are the ERC!

Our work is not possible without you, so we are incredibly grateful for your support!

Hadley DeBree 
Executive Director 
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