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May 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 our Street Party for the Planet and other summer programs and events!

Contact Hadley DeBree ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
Summer Interns
The ERC is now hiring for summer work!      
Looking for a fun way to spend your summer?  Well, look no further than the ERC!  We currently have several positions open. Click below for more information:

Pesticide Action Internship
Recycling Outreach and Action Internship
EcoCamp Counselor
EcoCamp Leader In Training 

Our positions offer individuals a taste of nonprofit work, an introduction to a variety of community organizations, and work that builds skills, confidence, and positively impacts the community.  Apply today!    
Street Party for the Planet
Have a great time while supporting the ERC!  

Saturday, June 10
Washington Ave
(between 4th and 5th streets, Ketchum)

Join ERC staff and Board and celebrate the ERC with a fun Street Party for the Planet. Enjoy bites by local restaurants while dancing to DJ Marlin or playing family-friendly lawn games.  Sweet treats and beverages will be available for purchase as well.

Enter to win a drawing for three awesome door prizes: Stand Up Paddle Board valued at $1,295 (generously sponsored by Backwoods Mountain Sports and Sun Valley Dental Arts); Specialized Pitch Mountain Bike valued at $525 (generously sponsored by The Elephant's Perch and D.L. Evans Bank); and Pioneer Yurt Overnight Stay valued at $360 (generously sponsored by Sun Valley Trekking).  Can't attend the event but want to be entered into the drawing?  No problem, contact the ERC for more information: 208.726.4333;
Ketchum Wide Open  
ERC to benefit from fun community event!    

Saturday, May 20  
Around Ketchum 
Every year, mini golf holes are set up at a variety of bars and restaurants throughout Ketchum. Participants compete in teams of two and must complete at least seven holes. Prizes are given for categories such as lowest score, best costume, and oldest participant.

This year, the ERC will not only have a hole near registration, but we will also benefit from the proceeds.

Registration starts at a station just north of Whiskey's on Main Street at 11:00am.  

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;  
2017 Summer EcoCamps    
Registration now open!  

Join us this summer for two weeks of adventure in our overnight EcoCamps over Trail Creek at the Idaho BaseCamp

Camps are designed for rising 5th-9th grade students and work to bring - and keep - our children outdoors, learning, exploring, and reveling in the natural world. Ultimately, we strive to give campers the confidence, tools, and passion to become the next generation of environmental stewards.

Camps are filling up fast, so register today!  
For more information and to register, click here; 208.726.4333;
Support the Sage Grouse 
Join us for a panel discussion and photo display.  

Tuesday, May 23  
Wood River Sustainability Center (308 S. River St., Hailey) 
Join the ERC, The Sage School, WOW Students, and David Skinner of the U.S. Forest Service for a panel discussion on Sage Grouse.
Enjoy complimentary local appetizers provided by the Wood River Sustainability Center and check out a Sage Grouse photo exhibit by local photographer Ernie Patricelli.

For more information, click here; 208.726.4333;  
Climate Change Lecture
National Weather Service climate expert to speak.      
Wednesday, May 24 
The Community Library (415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum)

Alex deSmet, National Weather Service climate expert, will explain climate basics; explore the potential local implications on temperatures, growing seasons, precipitation, soils, and stream flows; and discuss ways our community can become more climate resilient.

This event is hosted by the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, ERC, Wood River Land Trust, and Sun Valley Institute

For more information,
click here . 
Summer Firelines Exhibit
We need your help! 

The Community Library's Sun Valley Museum of History will premiere a new exhibit on May 31st called Firelines .

Firelines showcases the story of wildland fires in the American West, examining how human development and climate change have impacted wildfires over the last century.  The ERC is proud to be supporting Firelines.  

The exhibit will feature community stories from the 2007 Castle Rock and 2013 Beaver Creek fires.  Are you interested in sharing your story in a video interview?  

If so, please contact Christina Jensen via email or 208.726.3493 x 112.
Clean Sweep Wrap Up    
23rd annual event a huge success!   

On Saturday, May 6, the ERC conducted its 23rd annual Clean Sweep event, and it was a huge success!
160 Bellevue Elementary School 3rd through 5th grade students, teachers, and parents kicked off the event Wednesday, May 3, cleaning along the bike path from their school to POWER Engineers.

Then, on Saturday, over 200 community members of all ages came out to clean up our cities and trails.  In total, 1,200+ lbs of trash were picked up.  Thank you to all who came out and did their part in encouraging a healthier community and more beautiful environment! 

Congratulations to Cox Communications, Clean Sweep's 2017 business winner, who had the most event participants and picked up the most trash.

Thank you also to our incredible volunteers: Peggy Dean, Barbara Hurlbutt, Keefer Reynolds, Linda Lynch, Judy Cahill, Teresa Lipman, Carolyn Parker, Nancy and Inez Linscott, Gail Wenger, Kate O'Brien, Kingsley Murphy, and Mike Schlatter.   
Clean Sweep would not be possible without generous support from community sponsors! Thank you! We'll see you next year!     
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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