The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Reserve Trail Closure

Trail to Hummingbird

Starting September 9th, the trail to Hummingbird Island will be closed for scheduled follow-up work on the newly repaired Whistlestop Levee.

A short detour will allow visitors to complete the South Marsh Loop trail.  If you're planning a walk at the Reserve, you can check our interactive map for current trail conditions


Register Now for Fall Events

Fall Events at ESF

Sea Otter Awareness Week Kayaking the Slough. September 21, 9-12noon

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House & Native Plant Fair. September 27, 9:30-2

Sketching at the Slough with Laura Vollset
October 11, 9:30am-1:00pm

Fall Birding Walk Highlighting Shorebirds
November 15, 7:30am

See more details on our calendar...

Give us your Best Shot!

Calendar Contest

Grab your camera, explore the Elkhorn Slough, and send us your amazing images for the 2015 Elkhorn Slough Calendar Photo Contest!  We're accepting entries until September 30th, so there's still time to select your best shots from the past couple of years—or, better still, take some new ones.

Enjoy the beauty of the watershed and the chance to be part of the 2015 Elkhorn Slough wall calendar.  It's a win-win proposition.

Give us your best shot today!

ESF Earns National Recognition

ESF Accreditation

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.  ESF is one of only 280 land trusts from across the country that has been awarded accreditation since Fall 2008. As an accredited land trust, ESF is authorized to display a seal attesting that we meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that our conservation efforts are permanent.

Read more in our press release.


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