Make a difference in our community.

Support the ERC in our 26th year!

ERC Programs:
For a full list of our current programs, please visit our website.
ERC Film 

Environmental Resource Center (ERC)

In 2018, the ERC celebrated its 25th anniversary. W e commissioned a short film to honor this special milestone.

This film was produced by  Dark to Light . Watch it now! 
ERC Merchandise
Show your support for the ERC by sporting a trucker hat or baseball cap. Both are $20. 

Stop by the office, email ( or call (208.726.4333) to get yours today.
Volunteers Needed!

Interested in staying involved with the ERC?

 Volunteers are needed for spring programs and events!

Contact or 208.726.4333 if you are interested in volunteering.
Science After School
Join us at Hailey Elementary School  
Science After School will take place on Mondays, April 15 - May 20, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm at  Hailey Elementary School. Science After School is a FREE six-week program, open to 4th and 5th grade students.

Students engage in hands-on projects that explore topics related to natural science, environmental science, and sustainability issues. Activities include field investigations, exploration, games, journaling, and service-learning projects.
Click here for more information. This session is full, to be added to the waitlist email ( or call ( 208.726.4333 ). 
Spring Science Series
Begins April 17 with Working Dogs for Conservation
Join us for  our 4th annual  Spring Science Series. Every  Wednesday,  April 17-May 8 from 6:00pm-7:00pm, enjoy engaging programs from scientific presenters from across the northwest. All presentations will be held at  The Community Library, with the exception of April 17th's program, which will be held at  Mountain Humane

This program is offered in conjunction with the ERC's Spring Exploration Series.
Summer EcoCamps
Register Today!  
Calling all rising 5th-9th graders! Join us this summer for our overnight EcoCamps. This year, we are offering two, week-long sessions:
  • Discovering Wild Idaho: July 15-19, 2019 - Rising 5th and 6th grade students.
  • Environmental Leadership: July 22-26, 2019 - Rising 7th-9th grade students.  
Click here to register. Scholarship information is available on our  EcoCamp webpage.  
Recycling Update 
New Guidelines for Paper Recycling
Blaine County has resumed paper recycling, but with new restrictions. Items that can now be recycled include
p rinter paper, copy paper, 
and newspaper. These items are sold to Hamilton Manufacturing in Twin Falls where they are made into insulation, hydro-mulch, and more.   
Bins contaminated with any other materials will not be picked up, so please do your part to ensure a clean stream. We do not want to jeopardize this opportunity.  
For more details, read this article in the Idaho Mountain Express.
Pesticide Action News
City of Sun Valley to Hand Pull Weeds

On Thursday, April 4, the Sun Valley City Council unanimously voted to move forward with a weed management contract for hand-pulling versus spraying. This is really exciting news!

Please thank Councilwomen Conard and Griffith, Councilmen DuFur and Saks, and Mayor Hendricks for their leadership and commitment to the health of our community and environment through the reduction of pesticides and herbicides.

For more details, check out this Idaho Mountain Express article.
Work With Us! 
Summer Job Opportunities
Are you interested in joining the ERC in providing environmental education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in the Wood River Valley?  
W e are seeking  an  EcoCamp Counselor and an EcoCamp Leader-in-Training to join the team this summer!
Visit our Employment Opportunities  webpage for more details.
Woman of the Year
Congratulations Ann Christensen!
We are so pleased to share that Ann Christensen , ERC co-founder and dedicated volunteer, has been voted as the  Idaho Mountain Express'  Woman of the Year . Please take a few minutes to read this wonderful article
We are so grateful for all of Ann's contributions to the ERC and our community. We're looking forward to many more adventures with her in the upcoming years!  
Save the Dates
More 2019 Programs You Don't Want to Miss
As the trails begin to thaw and the sun stays with us longer, we are gearing up for many spring and summer events. Keep an eye on this newsletter and our event calendar.

Upcoming ERC Events:

THIS Weekend!: Earth Day with Sun Valley's Konditorei (a portion of proceeds go back to the ERC) 
Thursday, May 2: Idaho Gives 
Saturday, May 4:   Clean Sweep  (25th annual!)
Saturday, June 8: ERC Street Party for the Planet (3rd annual!)
Community Happenings:

April 27-May 9: Bug Zoo at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (volunteers needed!).
Thank you for supporting the ERC's mission of providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment in Idaho's 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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Call: 208.726.4333
Mail: PO Box 819, Ketchum ID 83340 
Stop by: 471 Washington Ave N, Ketchum ID 83340