The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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whats new at the slough
Elkhorn Road is closed NORTH & SOUTH of the Reserve >> Please see our area map to plan your alternate route. Call the Reserve at 831-728-2822 for more information.

Elkhorn Slough Research Symposium

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9am–4:30pm
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

This event will highlight the latest research on Elkhorn Slough, enhancing collaboration between researchers, managers, and stakeholders to improve conservation in the region. REGISTER NOW!

This event is open to the public and seating is limited. Contact the Elkhorn Slough Foundation at 831-728-5939 with questions.

2017 State of the Estuary Report
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Help Us Restore Sand Hill Farm

Yes, dramatic progress has been made at Sand Hill Farm, but there is still much work to be done.  While the hills look green and the cover crop is holding the sediment, there is still trash and plastic to be removed ... and then there is the restoration planting too. 

Your contribution to ESF funds the amazing transformation of this key property that rises from the slough.

Newborn Otter Pup on OtterCam!

On December 28, 2016 near the end of the day we focused our OtterCam on a lone otter. Moments later, to our surprise a pup was born!

Our staff quickly scrambled into action and captured mom's first moments with her tiny pup on our first Facebook Live event. You can see the whole video on our Facebook Page.

Visit our OtterCam today. You never know what will happen out at the Slough!

King Tides Arrive

king tides

The California King Tides are on January 10, 11, and 12, 2017. 

King Tide Walk - Join Kerstin Wasson January 11 @ 8:30am for a walk to learn more about King Tides and visit some impacted sites around the Slough.



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