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There's a lot happening at the Elkhorn Slough and we want you to know about it.

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Our Youtube Channel has great clips of wildlife including choice moments from our Otter Cam. Follow us to see and hear what you've been missing.


Giving a Hoot

owl drama at the Reserve

Will a family of owls accept an orphaned owl as their own? This year is the second time in 27 years, a pair of Great Horned Owls decided to use a nesting box in the large barn on the Reserve. 

Find out how the season went for this little owl family on our Sightings Blog.

Water Quality Discussion

Slough Stewards

Nearly 80 interested citizens attended our recent presentation on Water Quality held on June 2. 

The event featured a number of Reserve researchers and staff talking about their work and findings.  If you missed the event, and are interested in what our researchers and monitoring programs, please check out this information on slough’s water quality research and ratings

$3 Million Awarded For Restoration

$3 Million Awarded

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded nearly $3 million to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for salt marsh restoration at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is one of 12 projects in California that will receive funding to restore wetlands that sequester greenhouse gases and provide a wealth of other environmental benefits.

Read the entire press release.

Read the recent story in the Monterey Herald.

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Elkhorn Slough harbors the largest tract of tidal sart marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay.
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