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Job Opportunity at Elkhorn Slough!

Elkhorn Slough Reserve is Hiring!!

Are you a naturalist or educator passionate about sharing the wonders of Elkhorn Slough with elementary school students?

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is seeking an energetic and talented Estuary Explorers Club Educator to assist with the elementary school after school program at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The job includes leading local elementary school students on 2-4 mile hikes exploring the wonders of Elkhorn Slough and many hands on outdoor activities and some administrative work as well. Apply Today!!


State of the Estuary Report

State of the Estuary 2015

Are there more shorebirds at Elkhorn Slough now than a few years ago?  Is pollution getting better or worse?  These are the sorts of questions answered by the latest “State of the Estuary” report. 

Every two years, the monitoring and research results are summarized in a State of the Estuary report, focusing on trends over time: determining whether conditions are stable, improving, or degrading. 

Download the 2015 State of the Estuary Report

ESF Receives California’s Highest Environmental Honor

ESF Receives California's Highest Environmental Honor

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). ESF was honored by Governor Brown for its focus on land acquisition, education, science and land restoration, which successfully maintains one of California’s important wetland areas.

The GEELA Award recognizes those that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy. Read more...

Slough Restoration in the News

Slough Restoration in the News

Working to conserve and restore the environment is a community effort.  That community consists of individuals that come out and help plant, water and weed, as well as the agencies, organizations and individuals that provide critical funding to support our programs.  Our community only gets bigger when the media helps spread the word of the vital work being accomplished here at Elkhorn Slough. 

Check out these recent news stories:

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Marsh project gets $1M grant

KSBW - Volunteers Rally to Preserve Moss Landing Sand Dunes Habitat

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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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