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Mystery Structures on Hummingbird Island

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Hummingbird Island lies at the far end of the Reserve, an offshoot of the South Marsh Loop Trail just past the railroad tracks. This small swath of land is home to a couple interesting art installations that date back to the early days of the Reserve. We are asked a lot about what these structures are and how they came …

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Spiffing Up the Reserve

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You might have noticed that the Elkhorn Slough Reserve is getting a new entrance! The new entrance will help identify this special place with lovely stonework, a new gate with artwork, and new fencing. We are also working on a new interpretive trail that will include a small pond and a loop to the overlook. Lastly, our Visitor Center just …

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Bird Sightings at the Reserve

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“What birds have been sighted recently?” – It’s one of our most-asked questions here at the Reserve. Birders visit us from all over the world and they like to be prepared for what they might see. If you are visiting in person, the best way to find out what has been seen is by checking out our sightings board in …

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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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Teachers! Transportation Mini-Grants

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9/11/17 Update- The deadline to apply has passed.  The Elkhorn Slough Reserve Education staff and Foundation are pleased to announce the first round of Transportation Mini-Grants to support school field trips to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. The grants will supplement the expenses of school bus rental to enable teachers to bring their eager students to experience the wonders of the …

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Reserve’s NOAA Funding in Jeopardy!

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The proposed budget from the White House outlines severe cuts to NOAA’s funding.  NOAA is the primary funder for the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and losing this funding will have a drastic impact on the work happening at the Elkhorn Slough. You can help us protect this funding for scientific research, wetland restoration, and so much more, with some …

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Research Symposium a Success

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On January 24, 2017 Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve held a Research Symposium highlighting the amazing research happening at the slough. Local news KION came out to cover the story. Watch it now! It was a wonderful event and we appreciate everyone who came out to make it such a success! Click here for the Symposium presentations.