On May 25, 2018, the ERC will move into its 25th year of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in Idaho's Wood River Valley.  The ERC could not have reached this incredible milestone without your generosity, passion, and dedication. THANK YOU!

In 2017, with the help of your contributions and our community partners, the ERC accomplished the following:
Youth Education
  • 2,500+ youth reached in over 75 programs (35 more than last year!).
  • 73 of these programs were offered free of charge and $2,475 was provided in EcoCamp scholarships. 
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Financially and programmatically supported the 44th annual overnight Residential Outdoor Environmental School (ROES) camp that reaches nearly every 6th grader at the Wood River Middle School.
  • Partnered with the College of Southern Idaho, The Community Library, The Hunger Coalition, Higher Ground Sun Valley, WOW-Students, Wood River YMCA and more!
Pesticide Action  
  • 500+ people reached in outreach.
  • All programs provided free of charge.
  • Maintained the Wood River Bio-Control Insectary, mapped and monitored noxious weeds, and conducted workshops, insectary tours, and noxious weed pulls.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Facilitated youth-focused programming and distributed complimentary native pollinator-friendly seed packets to the community.
  • Partnered with Atkinsons' Market, Blaine County, BLM, Forest Service, Wood River Land Trust, and more!
Recycling Outreach & Action   
  • 12,500+ community members reached at over 30 events.
  • Over 3,500 gallons of glass, aluminum, and plastic and 2,000 pounds of batteries and electronics diverted from the landfill.
  • 350 participants of all-ages cleaned up over 1,200 pounds of trash valley-wide at the ERC's 23rd annual Clean Sweep.
  • Partnered with Blaine County's recycling program ( 5B Recycles), Clear Creek Disposal, the City of Ketchum, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Wood River Valley Studio Tour, and more!
Pick Up for the Planet (PUP)  
  • Provided educational signage, weekly bin maintenance, and free dog waste bags to 16 popular trailheads valley-wide. 
  • Diverted 100+ 33 gallon bags of dog waste from the trails - a total that is increasing annually.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Cleaned up the Carbonate trailhead with the I Have a Dream Foundation - Idaho students several times, which taught them about the harmful effects of dog waste.
Connecting People to Nature 
  • 900 people reached in over 40 programs.
  • Nearly 90% of programs offered free of charge.
  • Programs included: birding and tracking workshops, snowshoe tours, lectures, book series, film showings, Earth Day events, and our inaugural Street Party for the Planet.
  • Partnered with the Idaho Conservation League, Natural Grocers, Sun Valley Company, Limelight Hotel, The Sage School, and more!

As we reflect on the achievements the ERC has celebrated and the challenges it's overcome, we feel immense gratitude for you, the community members, who believed in us, fought for us, and poured their heart and soul into our work to make the ERC what it is today.  The ERC's successes are your successes - you are the reason we are celebrating this milestone!  Every one of your gifts, large and small, has brought us here; we are honored by your generosity!  

 

Each dollar you give goes directly into initiatives that ensure the health and well-being of the environment and community that we love, now and into the future.
Every gift matters, so please, if you haven't already done so, consider a tax-deductible gift to the ERC to help ensure our work continues for another 25 years!

Thank you to the following individuals, businesses, and foundations who have already made gifts to the ERC in 2017 (as of 12/28/17): 

*Every effort was taken to create a complete and accurate list of gifts; however, if you discover an error or omission, please pardon our error and let us know so we can correct it: hadley@ercsv.org.
Our programs would not be possible without you.
Thank you for your generous support of the ERC! 

Environmental Resource Center
PO Box 819
Ketchum, ID 83340

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471 Washington Avenue N
Ketchum, ID 83340

208.726.4333