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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 fall programs and events!

Contact Colleen Schmit ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
ERC Film Festival  
Jackson Hole WILD on Tour - November 8

On Thursday, November 8, at 7:00pm , the ERC will host Jackson Hole WILD on Tour at the Sun Valley Opera House.

This special night will showcase Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival favorites and award winners. Films will highlight encouraging stories of stewardship, threats to wildlife, and what you can do to make a difference.

Doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7:00pm.  At the event, enter to win great prizes including several Leatherman multi-tools, a 2018-2019 BCRD Nordic pass, and a 2018-2019 15-day ski pass from Sun Valley Company.

Tickets are $10/ERC member and youth, or $15/non-member. Tickets at the membership rate can be purchased in advance at the ERC Office ( 471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) or at the door. Non-members can purchase tickets at the ERC, at PK's Ski and Sports (320 Leadville Ave, Ketchum), or at the door.
Science After School
Explorations with 4th and 5th Grade Students
Science After School is underway at Hemingway STEAM School and Bellevue Elementary School.  
Science After School is a free six-week program where 4th and 5th grade students explore the outdoor environment near their school and participate in activities that highlight the importance of being an environmental steward. Both fall sessions are FULL! 

There will be sessions at Alturas Elementary School and Hailey Elementary School this winter and spring. For more information about this program, visit our website
Residential Outdoor Environmental School

The ERC is honored to have been a part of the 44th annual Residential Outdoor Environmental School (ROES) for Wood River Middle School 6th grade students. 
During the last week in September, students participated in an investigation with the ERC and WOW Students where they learned about the biology and adaptations of local noxious weeds. During the second half of this investigation, students helped remove hundreds of noxious weeds from surrounding public lands.
In 2017, the ERC began its involvement with ROES by both financially and programmatically supporting this vital experience for our valley's youth. To read more about the ERC partnership with  ROES, click here
Pesticide Action
Field Stories from the 2018 Interns

During summer 2018, the ERC hosted two Pesticide Action interns, Ben Brunelle and Grace Stribling-Hough. Each summer, the efforts of the Pesticide Action interns are integral in furthering the ERC's and United States Forest Service's (USFS) efforts in providing safe methods for noxious weed control.
Ben and Grace maintained an insectary in Sun Valley that is raising  Cyphocleonus achates,  root-boring insects which exclusively eat spotted knapweed, a noxious weed; monitored noxious weeds and various controls (including bio-control) throughout Blaine County .
At the end of their summer, both interns took the time to share about their projects and experiences.  Read all about it in our latest blog post.
New PUP Bin 
Hotel Ketchum Sponsors Adams Gulch Bin

The ERC, through the support of Hotel Ketchum, has placed a second PUP bin at the Adams Gulch trailhead.
Shannon Allen, Hotel Ketchum's General Manager, states "We are proud to sponsor the PUP bin as a way to support the work of the ERC in our community and help reduce the impact of dog waste on our trails and rivers. As a pet-friendly, lifestyle hotel, we encourage our four-legged guests and their humans to get outside and explore and appreciate all the work the ERC does to keep our trails in tip top shape!"
The ERC's PUP (Pick Up for the Planet) Program works in collaboration with the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Blaine County Recreation District, and other user groups to reduce the negative environmental, health, and aesthetic impacts of unattended dog waste on our local trails. In 2018, to date, the ERC has removed over 200 30-gallon bags of dog waste from local trails.
The ERC is currently seeking sponsorships for PUP bins at three other locations.  
For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how you can support PUP, click here.  
ERC Merchandise
Get Your Hat Today

Purchase your hat today at the ERC office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) or at any ERC event. 
We have trucker hats and traditional baseball caps made with organic cotton - all for $20.  
Not in the area 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.
Community Corner 
Here are Some Community Happenings 

On Thursday, October 25, Idaho Rivers United is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Click here for more information on this event. 
On Wednesday, November 7, join the Idaho Conservation League at their Science Pub program to hear more about their work protecting public lands. Click here for more information on this event.
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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