The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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 - There will be no volunteer drop-in in July. In August, volunteer drop-in will resume in August to every Monday, 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.


Volunteer Day!Volunteer Day at the Slough with Keurig Green Mountain!
Saturday, June 28th, 10am - 1pm
at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Join us for a day of hands-on activities with our community partner Keurig Green Mountain. We'll  have a morning of stewardship, prizes, and fun for all ages. 

You can volunteer to help out at our native plant nursery, have a chance to win a Keurig coffee brewing system, visit the microscope lab to see undersea creatures close-up, make kids crafts and more! We hope to see you there.

Here's a map.




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