Pesticide Action: Stories from the Field

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In 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. The Pesticide Action interns work to maintain an insectary in Sun Valley that is raising … Read More

Alisa McGowanPesticide Action: Stories from the Field

2018 Fall Science After School: Sign Up Today

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By Alisa McGowan We are gearing up for our annual fall sessions of Science After School at Hemingway STEAM School and Bellevue Elementary School. Science After School is a FREE six-week program, open to 4th and 5th grade students, that involves students with the natural environment through outdoor adventures and explorations. Participants explore their local environment and engage in hands-on projects relating to natural science … Read More

Alisa McGowan2018 Fall Science After School: Sign Up Today

EcoCamp – Mountain Goats, Marmots and More!

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By Alisa McGowan 2018 was our thirteenth year of EcoCamp in its present form. Read the exciting story of the sessions below. Each year, the nervous energy is present on the ERC deck as EcoCampers show up and anxiously await the arrival of the other campers on day one of EcoCamp. Parents and counselors double check bags, and at noon … Read More

Alisa McGowanEcoCamp – Mountain Goats, Marmots and More!

Walk the Nectar Trail this Summer

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By Colleen Schmit Walk the Nectar Trail in Ketchum this summer and learn how YOU can provide much-needed resources to local pollinator populations and combat their global decline. The Nectar Trail is a series of planters and gardens with a variety of native, pollinator-friendly plants that are cared for without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Globally, pollinator populations are rapidly … Read More

Colleen SchmitWalk the Nectar Trail this Summer

Pollinator Pop Up and Earth Day at the ERC!

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Pollinator Pop Up Join the ERC, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and Roadbars for a Pollinator Pop Up celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20, from 5:00-7:30pm. Stop by and enjoy an evening full of fun, engaging activities that focus on the importance of pollinators and how you can protect them. At our office (471 Washington Ave, Ketchum), the ERC … Read More

Alisa McGowanPollinator Pop Up and Earth Day at the ERC!