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2017 Year-End Giving Options

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Your generous donations help the Reserve and Foundation share, protect, study, conserve, and restore this amazing area. Please know at this time of giving that there are many options to which you can support our work. From gifts of stock to our Bus Fund Box in the Visitor Center, from memberships to donations through Monterey County Gives! your generosity and …

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Now Hiring Seasonal Positions at the Reserve

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Seasonal/Scientific Aid Job Bulletin Position: Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid (2 positions) Program: Central Region, Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve RPA #: CR 17-133, CR 17-134 Location: Royal Oaks, Monterey County Salary Range: $12.59 – 14.93 per hour Hours: Seasonal, part-time, 24-32 hours per week. Application Deadline: Open until filled Minimum Qualifications: Two years of …

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Update on Sand Hill Farm

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Last winter’s heavy rains took a toll on Sand Hill Farm. After drying out over the summer, our team toured the property in August to decide how to best tackle this winter.  The treatments they decided to implement included stabilizing berms, excavating sediment basins, recontouring gullies, extending outlet pipes and one inlet pipe, installing rock energy dissipaters at pipe outlets, and installing fiber blankets in areas especially …

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Support our Outdoor Classroom

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This year, the BIG IDEA for our Monterey County Gives campaign is our Carneros Creek Outdoor Classroom. We invite you to make a donation in support of this important community resource. When you donate through Monterey County Gives! the Elkhorn Slough Foundation will receive an additional amount on top of your donation through their overall match.

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Now Hiring!!

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Looking for a change of scenery?  The Elkhorn Slough Foundation and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve are now hiring for 4 positions here at the Elkhorn Slough: Coastal Training Program Coodinator Elkhorn Slough Foundation Stewardship Director California Department of Fish and Wildlife also has 2 openings for Seasonal/Scientific Aids for the Reserve.   Please follow the links above …

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Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough aid in sea otter research

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Our volunteer citizen scientists Ron Eby and Robert Scoles were featured in the local newspapers recently for their contributions to otter research here at the Elkhorn Slough. Sleepy sea otters piling onto pads of pickleweed in Elkhorn Slough are causing quite a stir. A partnership between local researchers and dedicated citizen scientists is researching Elkhorn Slough’s rebounding sea otter populations …

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Call to Artists

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[Update: The deadline to apply for Spring 2018 has passed. If you are interested in Fall, let us know.] Would you like to be our next Artist in Residence? We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2018 Artist in Residence Program. Deadline to apply is November 3rd, 2017. Find out more about the Program and How to Apply The …

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Vote for Your Favorite!

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[Update: Voting has ended – the winner is Paul Judy!  Thanks to all who voted!!] Help us choose the cover of our 2018 Elkhorn Slough Calendar! Voting is easy, just click over to Facebook and “Like” your favorite.  Share with your friends and let’s get this competition going! Hurry because voting ends November 3rd at high noon. Find out more …

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Citizen Scientists Publish Sea Otter Discovery

In Biological Monitoring, Featured, Research, Salt Marsh, Sea Otter, volunteering by Administrator

Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough Reserve have discovered that sea otters spend a surprising amount of time napping on salt marshes. Most research on southern sea otters comes from the rugged open coast of California, because they recovered from a tiny population off Big Sur.  Elkhorn Slough is the first estuary to be thoroughly colonized by sea otters, and volunteer researchers found they behave quite …

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Photography Contest

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UPDATE: The deadline to submit photos for the 2018 calendar has passed. — The Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) is excited to announce an open call for photos for use in our 2018 wall calendar! Images must be taken in the Elkhorn Slough watershed and may feature diverse subject matter including landscapes, wildlife, plants, and people. Winning entries will be featured …