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!

Humpback Whales in the Bay

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales have been putting on a spectacular show in the Monterey Bay this summer. Recently, the whales have come very close to shore right near the entrance to Elkhorn Slough to feed on anchovies.

Check out our sightings blog for some pictures of these beautiful animals and find out where to go see them from shore.

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