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Elkhorn Slough Calendar

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Ongoing public events at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR).
Meet at the Reserve (map). For more information call (831) 728-2822.

  • Tours of the Reserve - Join knowledgeable docents on a tour of the Reserve every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Slough ‘n Easy walk – Join us the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a short guided walk from the Visitor Center to the overlook, along a paved and fully accessible path. The pace of this walk is slow with several stops along the way.  There are benches along the trail as well as at the overlook. This tour is also available upon request (Wed-Sun.  9:30-3:30) call the (831) 728-2822.
  • Early Bird Tour - A special birding tour of the Reserve, the first Saturday of the month at 8:30am. JAN 7TH CANCELLED
  • Volunteer Land Stewards: EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10 AM except holidays. Join a group of hands-on land stewards as we care for sites around the Slough. New volunteers should contact in advance to receive updated event information. Projects and sites change weekly, RSVPs requested from all volunteers. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided. Call 728-2822 with questions.

Regular Reserve and Visitor Center hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Reserve and Visitor Center are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. When the Reserve is closed you cannot access the trails, restrooms, visitor center, or bookstore.


Teacher Workshops!
March 4, 11, or 18, 2017

Teachers on the Reserve Workshop
K-12 Teachers! We invite you to attend a one-day workshop that will prepare you to bring your students to the unique outdoor classroom that is the Elkhorn Slough Reserve!

Registration is Open Now! FIND OUT MORE...


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