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Elkhorn Slough Calendar

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Ongoing public events at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
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.
  • Greenhouse Volunteer Drop-in - Second Wednesday of every month, NEW TIME: 10am - 12:00 noon, at ESNERR. Join the ESNERR stewardship team for propagation activities in the nursery. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided.
  • Stewardship Volunteer Drop-in - In August, volunteer drop-in will resume in August to every Tuesday, except holidays at ESNERR. 10am - 12 noon. Projects and sites change weekly. We provide gloves, tools, and light snacks. Call 831-728-2822 for details.

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.


Thursday, November 6
16th Annual Central California Invasive Weed Symposium

Looking Forward: Setting Goals in the Face of Climate Change

Field trips, continuing education units!

Keynote speaker: David Ackerly, UC Berkeley
"Conservation in a Changing World: Visualizing the Future"

Register now at



Saturday, November 15, 7:30am
Fall Birding Walk Highlighting Shorebirds

“The early bird gets the worm” so bring your binoculars and join us for a morning of bird spotting.  Local birding expert, Rick Fournier, will share guide us around the beach and nearby wetlands helping us indentify the many shorebird species that enjoy the slough as part of their annual migration.  This event is free for Elkhorn Slough Foundation members, a small fee applies to non-members.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. If you would like to be placed on the the waiting list, please email your contact information and number of people hoping to attend to .



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