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Calendars NOW ON SALE!

In ESF, Featured, photography by Administrator

The beautiful, full color 2018 Elkhorn Slough Calendar is now on sale! If you’ve received our previous calendars, you know that they are exceptionally high-quality and feature stunning photography. You can purchase calendars at the ESF Bookstore at the Reserve — or purchase yours online NOW! New members until January 15 and Gift Memberships will also receive a calendar. Elkhorn Slough Foundation …

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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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Update on Sand Hill Farm

In ESF, Featured, Sand Hill Farm, Stewardship & Restoration Projects by Administrator

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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Reserve Open House is September 23rd!

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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 …