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Elkhorn Slough Calendar

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Ongoing public events at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR).
Meet at the Reserve (map). For more information call (831) 728-2822.

  • Tours of the Reserve - Join knowledgeable docents on a tour of the Reserve every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Early Bird Tour - A special birding tour of the Reserve, the first Saturday of the month at 8:30am.
  • Slow and Easy Tour - A special tour to the overlook at 2:00pm. 831-728-2822
  • NEW! Volunteer Land Stewards: EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10 AM except holidays. Join a group of hands-on land stewards as we care for sites around the Slough. New volunteers should contact in advance to receive updated event information. Projects and sites change weekly, RSVPs requested from all volunteers. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided. Call 728-2822 with questions.

Regular Reserve and Visitor Center hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Reserve and Visitor Center are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. When the Reserve is closed you cannot access the trails, restrooms,
visitor center, or bookstore.

King Tides at Elkhorn Slough & Walk

  • November 24, 25, and 26, 2015
  • December 22, 23, and 24, 2015
  • January 21 and 22, 2016

On these dates, the high high tides will be higher than normal giving us an opportunity to learn more about our rising sea levels. As part of the ongoing effort to document these events, you are invited to participate by sending in your photos.

Find out more about King Tides and how you can help.

January 22, 2016 King Tide Walk - Join us on a walk to witness, photograph and learn about king tides. Meet at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve parking lot. Please RSVP to Virginia Guhin

Volunteer to Protect Our Beaches!
Join us for a fun morning at Moss Landing State Beach restoring sand dunes. We will plant native seedlings on the following dates:

Saturday, February 20 

All events are from 10 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at MLSB – Highway 1 and Jetty Rd. 

This is a free family-friendly event, open to the public. No experience necessary. Rain or shine – please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for working in the outdoors. Gloves, tools, water, and a light snack will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own gloves and watering cans.

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For more information contact Katie: or 831.706.5712

The Moss Landing State Beach Dune Restoration Project is a partnership between California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Elkhorn Slough Foundation.



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