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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.
  • ESF Stewardship Volunteer Drop-in - First Wednesday of every month, 1 PM to 4 PM. Meet at the ESNERR parking lot. We will carpool to the Elkhorn Slough
    Foundation's rugged lands and support efforts to protect and restore the Elkhorn Slough watershed. Projects and sites will change monthly. We
    provide gloves, tools, and light snacks. Call 831-728-5939 for details. Please RSVP to community@elkhornslough.org.
  • Reserve Greenhouse Volunteer Drop-in - Second Wednesday of every month, 10am - 12:00 noon, at ESNERR. Join the ESNERR stewardship team for propagation activities in the nursery. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided.
  • Reserve Stewardship Volunteer Drop-in - First Tuesday of every month, except holidays at ESNERR. 10am - 12 noon. Projects and sites change will change monthly. 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.

 


Spring Kayak Tour
May 30

Morning Kayak Tour - May 30
Activity level: Medium
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:00

We will be launching from Moss Landing Harbor on this guided tour of the Elkhorn Slough.  You’ll have a chance to see sea otters, seals, sea lions, pelicans and more as you glide through the slough’s calm waters.  Tides will be gentle—this is a voyage suitable for beginners, but with enough to see to engage old pros.

THIS EVENT IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

 


Elkhorn Slough Water Quality Workshop
June 2nd

1pm - 4:30pm

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Conference Room

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) invites the public to a half-day series of presentations about water quality of Elkhorn Slough.  Scientific experts will present on water quality monitoring programs, long term trends, and impacts of water quality issues on the slough.  Agricultural experts will present on opportunities and constraints for improving runoff.  Slough managers will discuss their work to restore and improve water quality.   

This free workshop is open to the public.  Seats are limited so we encourage you to register soon. Registration closes on May 26

REGISTER NOW!


ESF Stewardship Event
Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00

Join us the first Wednesday of every month 1:00-4:00 at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (1700 Elkhorn Road).

Limit 5 volunteers. RSVP to Katie Pofahl (katie@elkhornslough.org, (831)728-5939, details to follow.

This will be a monthly opportunity to visit Elkhorn Slough Foundation’s lands and support our efforts to protect and restore the Elkhorn Slough watershed.

 


Poetry in Nature
Saturday, June 20

poetry classSaturday, June 20 - 10am till noon

Step into Nature with local author and poet Patrice Vecchione on Saturday, June 20, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. We’ll listen to Patrice talk about and read from her new book Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life, take a nature walk, and have a writing workshop.  Includes a new writing journal.

You will receive a reminder email the week prior to the event with more details on where to meet.

Prices: $25 for Elkhorn Slough Foundation Members, $30 for non-members

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

 

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