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Reserve Open House is September 23rd!

In ESF, ESNERR, Events, Featured by Administrator

JOIN US for Free Family Fun at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House! Saturday, September 23 • 9am-4pm Kick Off National Estuaries Week at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve 2017 Open House on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to kick off National Estuaries Week with events and activities. Activities and presentations are scheduled from 9:00am–4:00pm. The daylong event is free and open …

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Slough Crew-Youth Nature Guides Honored

In ESF, Featured, outreach, Slough Crew by Administrator

North Monterey County High School seniors Lindsey Hashimoto and Yoel Sanchez received awards of recognition from the North Monterey County Unified School District Board for their leadership in the Moro Cojo Nature Program. The awards were presented after the students gave a presentation on the special summer program — a cooperative effort of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), North Monterey …

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Growing a Cover Crop

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

This CCC crew member helping distribute seed in the areas where we had erosion channels form after  ~ 1.47 inches of rain fell last week. This detailed work will help address minor erosion issues now so that those spots do not become larger problems after more rain, which we’re expecting this week. Also, we are literally watching the cover crop …

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Fields of Green

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

On September 30th our last trash dumpster left SHF, we cleaned up 66.51 tons of garbage, which went out in 17 dumpter loads! This does not include the weight and dumpsters of recycling. The property is cleaned up, graded and the cover crop has been planted. We are watching the crop’s growth closely as rain is expected later this week. You can …

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Preparing for the Rainy Season

In Agricultural and Residential, ESF, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

With the huge clean-up at Sand Hill Farm mostly complete, we’ve started planting our cover crop! The cover crop is Merced Rye and we’ll be planting 120 pounds per acre. Sediment basins have been cleared and irrigation is already in place, but in the coming weeks we’ll be finishing up some important maintenance projects that will help direct rainfall runoff …