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Elkhorn Slough Newsroom

Below you will find the latest press releases and news coverage of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, including the Tidal Wetland Project.

News inquiries should be directed to:
ESF's Development and Communications Department
Elkhorn Slough Foundation
(831) 728-5939 ext. 240

PRESS RELEASE: ESF Buys 107-Acre Sand Hill Farm, Linking Conservation Lands, Multi-year Restoration Effort Begins with Work to Halt Erosion 6/29/16

NEWS: Elkhorn Slough OtterCam is now in HD

NBC Bay Area: Now in HD: Elkhorn Slough Otter Cam
Monterey County Weekly
Scientific American: Get Your “Awwws” and “Squeees” Here! Wild Sea Otter Cam Delights

PRESS RELEASE: Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Receives $3 Million Grant for Carbon Sequestration 5/1/2015
NEWS: Elkhorn Slough Foundation gets $3M grant for research, restoration, Monterey Herald 5/1/2015
PRESS RELEASE: Elkhorn Slough Foundation Receives California’s Highest Environmental Honor Governor Brown Awards 2014 Environmental Leadership Award to ESF 1/21/2015
NEWS: Elkhorn Slough marsh gets $1 million grant, Santa Cruz Sentinel (download) 1/13/2015
NEWS: Volunteers rally to preserve Moss Landing sand dunes habitat.Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Moss Landing State Beach team up for workday, KSBW (download) 1/10/2015
NEWS: Wonders of the Central Coast: Elkhorn Slough, KION 11/1/14
PRESS RELEASE: Elkhorn Slough Foundation Earns National Recognition, Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission 8/27/14
NEWS: Damaged Dunes restored at Moss Landing State Beach, Monterey County Herald 1/22/14
NEWS: Pajaro River flood protection project benefits Elkhorn Slough, Santa Cruz Sentinel 8/22/13
PRESS RELEASE: Local Youths Receive Scholarships to Study Elkhorn Slough 7/12/13
PRESS RELEASE: Mark Silberstein, Local Conservationist Receives National Award 6/6/13
NEWS: Sandra Day O'Connor inspires during visit with Pajaro Valley students, Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/22/13
PRESS RELEASE: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Visits Elkhorn Slough 2/21/13
PRESS RELEASE: Central Coast Foundations Collaborate to Celebrate Statewide Underwater Parks Day, Saturday, January 19, 2013 1/10/13
SPECIAL FEATURE: You can read about the work we’ve done over the past three decades in this special coverage piece from the Santa Cruz Sentinel. (pdf, 4.7MB) 10/2012
NEWS: Conservation groups team up to preserve Elkhorn Slough diversity, Santa Cruz Sentinel 9/17/12
NEWS: The Nature Conservancy gifts 750 acres to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management, California Newswire 9/17/12
PRESS RELEASE: Award-Winning Research Looks at Salt Marshes in Elkhorn Slough 5/17/12
RADIO: Saving California's Native Oyster, KAZU, NPR for the Monterey Bay, 5/11/12. 5/11/12
PRESS RELEASE: Japanese Scientists Visit Elkhorn Slough 3/22/12
NEWS: New Fish and Game head tours Elkhorn Slough, touts its importance, Santa Cruz Sentinel 10/22/11
News: California Department of Fish and Game Climage Change Spotlight on Elkhorn Slough 10/11
NEWS: Habitat restoration impoves chances for rare salamander, Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/29/11
PRESS RELEASE: Endangered Salamander Breeds in Elkhorn Slough 7/19/11
PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Sam Far Visits Elkhorn Slough Reserve 7/1/11
NEWS: Preserving the 'Life Mud' of a California Estuary, NOAA National Ocean Service feature 6/11
PRESS RELEASE: Elkhorn Slough Restoration Project Completed 6/11
NEWS VIDEO: Elkhorn Slough is teeming with life but also fighting for survival, NBC Bay Area 6/22/11
NEWS: Marine monitors see otter give birth at Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County Herald 5/7/11
NEWS: Sea otter pup's birth caught on video in slough near Moss Landing, San Jose Mercury News 5/6/11
PRESS RELEASE: The Stork Visits Elkhorn Slough- Researchers witness the birth of an otter in Elkhorn Slough. Images and video available. 5/6/11
RADIO: Steel-plate "sill" could alleviate some of Elkhorn Slough's woes, KUSP (Melissae Fellet) 2/18/11
NEWS VIDEO: Elkhorn Slough Oysters On Brink Of Extinction, KSBW via YouTube. 2/16/11
NEWS: New interpretive signs posted at Kirby Park, Register Pajaronian 2/5/11
NEWS: Mt. Madonna students help with bird count at Elkhorn Slough, Morgan Hill Times 12/14/10
NEWS: Elkhorn Slough dam project will slow erosion, SF Chronicle 12/11/10
NEWS: Slowing the tide: Elkhorn Slough project seeks to stop sediment loss,
San Jose Mercury News
NEWS: Elkhorn Slough project set to begin, Register Pajaronian 11/13/10
NEWS VIDEO: Restoration Project Addresses Erosion At Elkhorn Slough, KSBW via YouTube. 11/5/10
PRESS RELEASE: Kirby Park Set as Staging Area for Elkhorn Slough Construction
Images of the ongoing construction are available here.
NEWS: Saving Endangered Oyster Species at Elkhorn Slough Estuary, Mid-County Post. 8/16/10
NEWS: Researchers working to restore population of Olympia oysters along California coast,
The Santa Cruz Sentinel.
NEWS: Central Coast's newest citizens celebrate American rights and freedom, The Californian. 7/7/10
PRESS RELEASE: Endangered Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander larvae discovered in Elkhorn Slough, The first finding of larvae at the Reserve since 2006 bodes well for salamander’s future 6/3/10
NEWS: Students on spring break head to the coast, but to volunteer, Santa Cruz Sentinel. 3/12/10
PRESS RELEASE: A party to remember: Alternative Spring Break students volunteer at Elkhorn Slough 3/9/10
PRESS RELEASE: Elkhorn Slough Foundation acquires 32 acres of oak woodlands and maritime
chaparral for long-term conservation


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Fact Sheets:
Elkhorn Slough Foundation (pdf, 281KB)
Tidal Wetland Project and the Proposed Parsons Slough Restoration Project (pdf, 1.25MB)
Why Restore Elkhorn Slough? (pdf, 1.82MB)


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