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ESF Receives California’s Highest Environmental Honor

ESF Receives California's Highest Environmental Honor

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). ESF was honored by Governor Brown for its focus on land acquisition, education, science and land restoration, which successfully maintains one of California’s important wetland areas.

The GEELA Award recognizes those that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy. Read more...

Volunteer Training at the Reserve

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Are you ready to make the Slough a better place?!  Mark your calendar for January 17 or 24 and 31 to attend the Introductory Orientation Training Class for Volunteers. 

Find out how you can help us by monitoring wildlife, restoring habitat, helping out in the office, maintenance and more!

For those interested in even more volunteer action, there will be Volunteer Naturalists classes held this February. 

Click here to find out more & get involved!!

Stewardship Opportunities

Stewardship Opportunities

Elkhorn Slough Foundation Stewardship - First Wednesday of every month, 1-4. RSVP to or 831-728-5939.

Greenhouse Volunteer Drop-in - Second Wednesday of every month, 10-12. Join the ESNERR stewardship team for propagation activities in the nursery. Call 831-728-2822 for more information.

Stewardship Volunteer Drop-in - Every Tuesday, except holidays at ESNERR. 10-12. Projects and sites change weekly. Call 831-728-2822 for more information.

All events meet at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. We provide gloves, tools, and light snacks.

Slough Restoration in the News

Slough Restoration in the News

Working to conserve and restore the environment is a community effort.  That community consists of individuals that come out and help plant, water and weed, as well as the agencies, organizations and individuals that provide critical funding to support our programs.  Our community only gets bigger when the media helps spread the word of the vital work being accomplished here at Elkhorn Slough. 

Check out these recent news stories:

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Marsh project gets $1M grant

KSBW - Volunteers Rally to Preserve Moss Landing Sand Dunes Habitat

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Elkhorn Slough harbors the largest tract of tidal sart marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay.
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