About the ERC


Providing education and inspiring action to cultivate a healthy environment.

The Environmental Resource Center was founded in 1993 by a group of volunteer environmentalists dedicated to the health and vitality of the Wood River Valley. Today, the ERC focuses on the five youth education and community engagement programs below. We encourage you to join us and do your part in keeping the environment healthy. Your individual actions can make a difference. Your voice matters, and empowering you is ultimately what the ERC is working towards.

Youth Education

Through hands-on learning, the ERC inspires passion and empowers students to become the next generation of environmental leaders. These initiatives include in-school and after-school programs, overnight summer camps, and partnerships that reach pre-K to 12th grade students at 11 public and private schools.

Recycling Outreach and Action

In collaboration with Blaine County’s 5B Recycles and Clear Creek Disposal, this program conducts education on best recycling practices and facilitates recycling at community events.

Pesticide Action

This program reduces the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. We advocate for Integrated Pest Management practices, where non-chemical methods are considered first and foremost.

Pick Up for the Planet (PUP)

This program lessens the negative environmental, health, and aesthetic impacts of unattended dog waste at 16 local trailheads.

Connecting People to Nature

These programs instill an appreciation for our environment in residents and visitors and provide a venue for conversations on important environmental issues.



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