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Citizen Scientists Publish Sea Otter Discovery

In Biological Monitoring, Featured, Research, Salt Marsh, Sea Otter, volunteering by Administrator

Citizen scientists at Elkhorn Slough Reserve have discovered that sea otters spend a surprising amount of time napping on salt marshes. Most research on southern sea otters comes from the rugged open coast of California, because they recovered from a tiny population off Big Sur.  Elkhorn Slough is the first estuary to be thoroughly colonized by sea otters, and volunteer researchers found they behave quite …

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Growing a New Generation of Elkhorn Slough Oysters

In Estuarine Conservation Research, Featured, Research, Science in Action Article, Staff Blog by Administrator

SCIENCE IN ACTION By Kerstin Wasson For the past decade, the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and Foundation have been committed to restoration of the native Olympia oyster (Fig. 1) in Elkhorn Slough. We want to ensure that this iconic bivalve that was harvested by Native Americans at the Slough for seven thousand years continues to thrive in this estuary as a …

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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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Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour Comes to Historic Porter Ranch

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Elkhorn Slough Foundation will open the Historic Porter Ranch property to the public as part of the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour. Local artists Valrie Jensen and Emily Underwood will exhibit their work with pieces big and small for sale. Each day will begin with a hands-on relief printing demonstration and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

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Teachers! Transportation Mini-Grants

In Education, ESNERR, Featured by Administrator

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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Slough Crew in Action

In Events, Featured, outreach, Slough Crew by Administrator

Three years ago the Elkhorn Slough Foundation joined forces with North Monterey County High School to assist in bringing environmental education to the students. The Slough Crew program, an extra curricular club sponsored by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, works with the school’s science department and features field trips to the Reserve, kayaking tours, Earth Week events, and a range of …