The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Challenge Match Doubles Your Gift

If you like a challenge, we have a good one for you. 

Every dollar we raise through Monterey County Gives! will be matched dollar-for-dollar—up to $26,000.  Your gift will support our outreach efforts including the Slough Stewards activities with North Monterey County High. 

MCGives! Only last through December 31st, so give a gift that multiplies and help us inspire the next generation to conserve Elkhorn Slough.

Visit our MCGives! donation page today!

Give Elkhorn Slough this Holiday

Give a Gift Membership!

Wondering what to get that birder, kayaker, or conservationist who has everything? 

A donation of just $35 or more to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation is a great way to show you care.  Now through the end of the year gift memberships include our stunning four-color 2015 wall calendar.  While the recipient is enjoying the beauty of the slough they will also be reminded of your kindness. 

Give a gift membership today!

Eucalyptus Removal Notice


A Mitigated Negative Declaration for Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve Eucalyptus Removal on the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, Watsonville, CA has been prepared and is available for public review at:
You'll also find more information and photos of a similar past project
(pictured above).

The comment period is open until January 23, 2015.  Comments should be addressed to Dave Feliz, Reserve Manager at 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 or

Beach Planting Party

Stewardship Events

Spend a day at the beach and make a difference for years to come. 

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is hosting two more planting events at the Moss Landing State Beach just like this one!

This restoration project provides habitat for snowy plovers and helps reduce erosion of the sand dunes.  Join us January 10th from 9 to noon. It's great fun for the entire family!  Groups are welcome.

Check out our calendar for information.

** ALSO! Don't miss our upland stewardship planting on January 8th!

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Elkhorn Slough harbors the largest tract of tidal sart marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay.
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