Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm The CCC crew was pulled away for a fire so our staff is now working on removing the drip tape themselves. We still have many acres to go, but big machinery is coming soon! The photo above shows hard working Ken the “Land Dude” getting it done!
What exactly does land restoration mean? This excellent video does a great job of explaining the science and just plain hard work we are putting into restoring the Sand Hill Farm. It’s definitely worth watching! To see a larger version, visit our YouTube channel.
Restoring Sand Hill Farm – a video from the Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm The plastic cleanup continues at Sand Hill Farm. In the last 2 weeks the hard-working CCC crew have removed over 21 acres of drip tape and erosion control sheet plastic. The above photo features Ken “Land Dude” Collins and Corey Hamza clearing out some of the plastic. This is just the beginning with …
Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm The restoration process has begun at our Sand Hill Farm. Within weeks of closing escrow, ESF had teams from the California Conservation Corps (CCC) out removing agricultural plastic. Right now, this hardy crew is working on removing drip tape from the former strawberry fields. The tape has been out in the sun baking for …
Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm Acquiring land starts with negotiations, due diligence, and paperwork. Once escrow closes the work of science-based phased land restoration begins. Land restoration can take seven to ten years, done in phases based on priority, of course. At Sand Hill Farm the highest priority is to control the erosion so that when the winter rains …
For immediate release: May 1, 2015 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded nearly $3 million to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for salt marsh restoration at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR).
Executive Director Mark Silberstein accepted the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) award on behalf of the Foundation.
Governor Brown is honoring The Elkhorn Slough Foundation with California’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.
For immediate release: August 27, 2014 — Elkhorn Slough Foundation Earns Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission