Al Jazeera's Earthrise program highlighted the important role sea otters play within the Elkhorn Slough ecosystem.
Led by Brent Hughes, scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds at the Elkhorn Slough have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback.
To find out more, read the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Are there more shorebirds at Elkhorn Slough now than a few years ago? Is pollution getting better or worse? These are the sorts of questions answered by the latest “State of the Estuary” report.
Every two years, the monitoring and research results are summarized in a State of the Estuary report, focusing on trends over time: determining whether conditions are stable, improving, or degrading.
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...
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.
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