The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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whats new at the slough

Calling All Photographers!

Volunteer Day!

Send us your favorite photos of Elkhorn Slough! From now until September 30th, we are accepting entries into our 2015 calendar contest.

Don't miss this fun opportunity to get your images into the 2015 Elkhorn Slough wall calendar.

Enter today!

Job Opportunities at the Reserve!

Now Hiring!

The Mission of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is to ensure the perpetual health of ecosystems in Elkhorn Slough and the surrounding watershed through preservation, restoration, research, information exchange and education.

If you are interested in working in a beautiful environment with great people to futher this mission there are 2 great job opportunities available for a very limited time.

Find out all the details.

Trail to Hummingbird Now Open!

Trail Closure

The trail to Hummingbird Island at the Reserve has reopened, though there will be brief closures in mid-August to finish repairs. The enhanced levee provides safe access, and includes a new culvert that improves tidal circulation at Whistlestop Lagoon.

See the trail map.

Shop to Help the Slough

Amazon Smile

Amazon’s new Smile program allows you to contribute to your favorite non-profit organization (we hope that is the Elkhorn Slough Foundation) as you shop.  Same great merchandise, same great price, and a way to help the slough. 

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This site is maintained by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation in partnership with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Elkhorn Slough Foundation –  PO Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039