|Affiliations & Memberships
“No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent;
a part of the main.”
- John Donne, English Poet, 1572-1631
There is a lot of good work being done in Idyllwild. Quiet Creek Inn or our owners are members of, or contributors to, the following organizations.
Art Alliance of Idyllwild, Patron
AAI is dedicated to seeing Idyllwild become a nationally recognized fine arts center for education, creativity and exhibition. The Mission of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild is:
To enhance and expand Idyllwild’s growing reputation as an art community.
To raise the level of community involvement and commitment in support of the arts in Idyllwild.
To support the achievement of artistic excellence.
To provide a venue for local artists and artisans to display their work.
Idyllwild Area Historical Society, Member
The purposes of this Corporation are to preserve the history of Idyllwild and neighboring communities in the San Jacinto Mountains, to maintain artifacts thereof in a manner accessible to the public and to promote public awareness of local history for the enrichment of visitors and residents.
Idyllwild Arts Foundation Associates, President's Circle Supporter,
Imagine a high school that has perfected the art of arts education. It’s Idyllwild Arts Academy, a close-knit, working community of students and teachers whose passion for the arts is balanced by a dedication to learning. Idyllwild offers a disciplined college preparatory program for grades 9-12 and post-graduates—along with world-class training in creative writing, dance, film & video, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
The Idyllwild Summer Program— after 50 years, this annual tradition continues to offer rare opportunities for creative self-discovery in the arts. Every summer, more than 1,300 children, teens, and adults attend Idyllwild’s workshops under the pines, pursuing interests in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts—and taught by some of America’s finest artists. Weeklong festivals and special programs, including our famed Native American Arts program, bring an added dimension and depth to specific artistic pursuits. The resulting experience is unforgettable, stimulating, and fun.
The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation provides support and fund raising for the Idyllwild Arts Academy. The Associates stages the annual Jazz in the Pines in last August as the major social and fund raising event of the year.
National Wildlife Federation, Certified Habitat
As we enter the 21st century, natural places - and the plants and animals that inhabit them - face ever-increasing pressure from human activity. Few places left on Earth have not been affected in some way by our actions. As a result, habitat loss is the number-one threat to wildlife today.
The way we choose to manage the land under our care has had major effects on wildlife habitat. By the middle of the last century, human population booms and economic prosperity led to the spread of suburban development into once rural or wild areas. At the same time that the trend in landscaping began to favor close-cropped lawns, exotic ornamental specimen plants, and a desire for neatness and uniformity, new chemical fertilizers and pesticides were rapidly becoming available that made an insect-free, perpetually green yard an obtainable goal.
By choosing what has now come to be known as "conventional" landscaping options - ones dominated by lawn, ornamental plants, and dependence on chemicals and supplemental watering - we have disturbed the balance of the ecosystem and banished the wildlife from the land we once shared. The continued conversion of natural areas into such landscapes has resulted in drastic reduction of habitat and the disappearance of many species of wildlife.
We can, however, choose to create landscapes that help restore the ecological balance. We can choose to invite the wild plants and animals back into the land and our lives. To demonstrate this, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) ran an article in the April 1973 issue of National Wildlife magazine encouraging people to landscape and garden in a more sustainable, natural way, with wildlife in mind. Response to the article was so overwhelming that NWF began the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program that same year to educate people about the benefits, for both people and wildlife, of creating and restoring natural landscapes. Since that time, the practice of natural landscaping has grown in popularity.
Through the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, you will learn how to restore wildlife habitat in your own yard, balcony, workplace or even your entire community. Once you create your habitat, you can submit an application and get your yard certified as one of tens of thousands of official National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat sites around the country and the world.