Community Corner: The Advocates Work Toward Sustainability

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By Hadley DeBree Nearly one year ago, ERC staff visited with The Advocates to explore ways they could “green” their operations. Recently, we made a trip back to their office to see what changes they had made, and we were very happy to see some great improvements. The first action The Advocates took was to create a Green Team. The … Read More

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Science After School – Winter Tracking!

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By Alisa McGowan Another fun-filled session of Science After School (SAS) at Alturas Elementary School finished last week. Twelve excited and grateful students participated in the 6-week program. This session of SAS concentrated on winter tracking and each week of the program students learned a new method to identify animal tracks. They completed corresponding activities and projects to help master … Read More

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What’s with all the excess dog waste in the winter?

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By Alisa McGowan Have you noticed the abundant amounts of dog waste accumulating on local trails and roadsides this winter? I have and I am wondering, why? Maybe it is because it has been so chilly and taking our hands out of our cozy mittens to pick-up dog waste is unappealing, or because snowstorms have been so frequent that we … Read More

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Winter Fun is Happening at the ERC

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By Alisa McGowan The last week of 2016 was an exciting one at the ERC. Our Winter Tracking Workshops and Winter Birding Walks commenced and we hosted an exhibit during the Ketchum Gallery Walk. It was a perfect day for birding on December 28; clear skies, calm winds and local birding expert Poo Wright-Pulliam helped the group spot 37 different … Read More

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ERC Receives LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot Grant!

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By Ann Parry In June, the ERC received a $13,300 grant from LUSH Cosmetics to support our Pesticide Action program which is working to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in the Wood River Valley. On Saturday, November 12 from 11:30am – 3:30pm, ERC staff (Hadley DeBree, Alisa McGowan, and Ann Parry) traveled to Meridian to spend … Read More

Office ManagerERC Receives LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot Grant!