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

Field Notes from Sand Hill Farm

Sand Hill Fram

With the huge clean-up at Sand Hill Farm mostly complete, we've started planting our cover crop! See more photos and updates about our Sand Hill Farm...

OtterCam 2 is Up and Running!

ottercam 2!

The view from OtterCam 2 is a little different than OtterCam 1 - As the tide drops you'll see harbor seals hauled out, birds in flight, and sea otters floating by.

See a live view of the Slough NOW!

Want to Become a Volunteer?

Ron Eby is one of our hardest working volunteers. His enthusiasm and love for this place says it all. Now's your chance to volunteer at the Elkhorn Slough!

Introductory Orientation training classes will be held on Saturday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. Find out more

Download the application today.

Call the Reserve at (831) 728-2822 if you have questions.

Between Land & Sea

TNC article

Nature Conservancy Magazine is featuring the Elkhorn Slough in their August / September issue. The article talks about collaborative conservation being used to protect rich habitat and marine life at California’s Elkhorn Slough. We're excited to be on the pages of this highly acclaimed magazine!

You can read the full article here or pick up a copy in stores now.

Here a few more photos that didn't make it into the magazine.

Photo: Kilii Yuyan / Nature Conservancy


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