A Few of the Many to Watch, Follow and Emulate
Photography: Eric Kiel
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The Directors: They see the future and they want to save us from our self-indulgent selves.
From left: Laura Hubbard, Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, Linn Kincannon, Craig Barry, Heather Kimmel (WRLT Program Coordinator)
Idaho Conservation League (ICL)
Formed in 1973, the Idaho Conservation League focuses its work on air quality and public lands, which account for two-thirds of Idaho land, and community conservation to achieve its goals. The group helped stop a Sempra coal-fired power plant from being constructed in southern Idaho last year. And the ICL is currently in a lawsuit for mandated reporting of methanol emissions from dairies in Idaho, which currently have no emissions regulations forcing them to comply with the Federal Clean Air Act.
Enviromental Resource Center (ERC)
Want recycling bins for a special event? Want an eco-camp for your child to learn about ecology? Want people to stop idling their cars? These are the people to help you out. With the warming of the slopes and crisping of the forests, the ERC continues to meet the challenge of educating the public on environmental topics. Recently the group began Commit2TakeAction, a program geared toward citizens already doing some things to lessen their environmental impact, but probably needing inspiration to do more.
Wood River Land Trust (WRLT)
The Trust realizes the health of the Big Wood River and the Valley’s groundwater depends in part upon homeowners’ yard care. For true environmental participation, it’s all about recognizing the cycle of life. Thus, what you put on your lawn and the quantity of water you use affects water quality and aquatic life elsewhere. The Land Trust’s certification program offers community members education and step-by-step ideas to make yards safer for the area’s water sources.