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.
Volunteers Needed!

Interested in staying involved with the ERC?

 Volunteers are needed for fall programs and events!

Contact Alisa McGowan ( ; 208.726.4333) if you are interested in volunteering.
ERC Merchandise

Show your support for the ERC by sporting an ERC trucker hat or baseball cap for $20. 

Contact Hadley DeBree ( ; 208.726.4333) to purchase yours today.
Cheers to 2019! 
Thank You to All Who Make Our Work Possible!  
Environmental Resource Center (ERC)
In 2018, the ERC celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was a fantastic year! Our hearts are full of immense gratitude for each and every one of you who have believed in us, fought for us, and shared your passion and dedication with us, making the ERC what it is today. We have enjoyed every minute of this journey with you and look forward to many more years of collaboration and celebration - thank you!
Last year, we commissioned a short film to honor this special milestone and provide our supporters with another vehicle to see and feel the impact of our work. This film was produced by Dark to Light. Watch it here!
Additionally, we welcomed Mary Kim Deffe, Jane Mason, and Nina Jonas to the ERC Board and are eager to continue our work with them this year.   
To see more highlights of your support in action, click here
Winter Tracking
Workshops with Ann Christensen
The tracking has been excellent his year! December's participants discovered tracks and signs of squirrels, ermines, snowshoe hares, martens, porcupines and more. 

The second  Winter Tracking Workshop of the season with the ERC and Ann Christensen is on Saturday, January 19 from  11:00AM-2:00PM. Don't miss it! 

Ann begins the program at the ERC office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum) introducing participants to our local winter animals, their life-histories, and their winter adaptations, while laying out some basics about tracking. Participants then head outside on a snowshoe north of Ketchum. 

The final Winter Tracking Workshop of 2019 will be held on Saturday, February 16. 

Space is limited so register today: 208.726.4333 or There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC member and $20/non-member.
Winter Birding 
Walk at Silver Creek Preserve on January 26

Join the ERC and local birding expert, Poo Wright-Pulliam, for a Winter Bird Walk  at The Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve on Saturday, January 26 from  10:30AM-1:30PM. 
Both novice and expert birders will learn something from Poo! There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC Member or $20/non-member. 
Space is limited, so register today: 208.726.4333 or
Photograph by Ernie Patricelli. 
"Wild Life" Exhibit
A Photography Exhibit by RJ Turner

The ERC will be open during the SVGA Gallery Walk
on Friday, February 15  from 5:00PM-8:00PM to showcase "Wild Life", a wildlife photography exhibit by local photographer RJ Turner
Turner is an award winning photographer who resides in the Wood River Valley, but shoots around the world. Can't make it during the Gallery Walk? Stop by the ERC beforehand on weekdays from 9:00AM-5:00PM, to see the exhibit.
Did You Know: Recycling
An Update on Recycling in Blaine County

In December, the Idaho Mountain Express published a series of in-depth articles explaining the current status of recycling in Blaine County. 

The recycling industry is dynamic and continues to evolve. Read this article to learn more about how various materials are recycled after leaving Blaine County. If you're curious about the global changes in the recycling industry and how it has affected Blaine County, click here

The ERC encourages you to remain diligent in your recycling practices and to remember that recycling is a last step you should take before throwing something away. Focus and energy should remain on reducing and reusing.
Save the Dates
More 2019 Programs You Don't Want to Miss
We are excited to continue many popular programs in 2019 as well as embark on new ones. Keep an eye on our events calendar as the year progresses! 

April 17: Spring Science Series with Working Dogs for Conservation
May 1: Spring Science Series with The Peregrine Fund
May 4:   Clean Sweep  (25th annual!)
May 8: Spring Science Series  with Zoo Idaho
June 8: 3rd Annual ERC Street Party for the Planet
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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Mail: PO Box 819, Ketchum ID 83340 
Stop by: 471 Washington Ave N, Ketchum ID 83340