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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.
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.
ELKHORN SLOUGH VOLUNTEER CLASSES!
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) welcomes the community to its 2016 Volunteer Training Classes. Discover the wonders of the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and learn more about the ecology, and history of the Elkhorn Slough. Classes are open to everyone.
Naturalist Training classes will be conducted as a three-part series each Saturday in February 2016 — February 6, 13, & 20, 2016 from 9:30am - 4:00pm. The Naturalist Training series introduces the natural history of the Elkhorn Slough, with information about the geology, plants and animals of the Elkhorn Slough, as well as the cultural history of the area. Participants will also learn how they can support Reserve programs and goals.
Naturalist Training sessions are open to all, and required for potential Education Volunteers. Education Volunteers work with school groups and the public, supporting activities on the trail and in our microscope Learning Lab. Advanced Education Training classes are being planned for Spring or Summer 2016.
All classes will be held at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Ankenbrandt at (831)728-2822.
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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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.
FEBRUARY 27 PUBLIC PLANTING EVENT
This event was scheduled on January 9th but due to heavy rains and the fragile landscape it was rescheduled to Feb. 27, 2016, 10am - 1pm.
We will meet at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve then drive out to the planting site.
If you are interested in attending the event, contact Andrea at email@example.com or call the Reserve at (831) 728-2822.
TEACHER WORKSHOPS - MARCH 5, 12, 19 & 26
We invite you to attend a one-day workshop that will prepare you to bring your students to this unique outdoor classroom
Dates: March: 5, 12, 19 or 26
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Place: Elkhorn Slough Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Rd, (in Monterey County),
Agenda: 9:00 am Snacks and networking
9:15 am Presentations begin
5:00 pm Depart
Cost: There is no charge for this workshop.
One (1) CEU available through CSU Monterey Bay, registration required.