The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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whats new at the slough

Calling All Photographers!

Volunteer Day!

Send us your favorite photos of Elkhorn Slough! From now until September 30th, we are accepting entries into our 2015 calendar contest.

Don't miss this fun opportunity to get your images into the 2015 Elkhorn Slough wall calendar.

Enter today!

Job Opportunities at the Reserve!

Now Hiring!

The Mission of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is to ensure the perpetual health of ecosystems in Elkhorn Slough and the surrounding watershed through preservation, restoration, research, information exchange and education.

If you are interested in working in a beautiful environment with great people to futher this mission there are 2 great job opportunities available for a very limited time.

Find out all the details.

Trail Closure at the Reserve

Trail Closure

The trails to Hummingbird Island, over the Whistlestop Levee, and to the North Marsh Overlook will be closed due to construction through mid-August.  A short bypass trail will be open to enable visitors to complete the South Marsh Loop Trail.

When all is said and done, this project will enhance the habitat at Whistlestop Lagoon and improve the public’s access to Hummingbird Island.

Check out the map and find out more.

Shop to Help the Slough

Amazon Smile

Amazon’s new Smile program allows you to contribute to your favorite non-profit organization (we hope that is the Elkhorn Slough Foundation) as you shop.  Same great merchandise, same great price, and a way to help the slough. 

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This site is maintained by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation in partnership with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Elkhorn Slough Foundation –  PO Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039