The official website of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Now 2 OtterCams in HD!

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Fall Events are Here!

Join us this fall for a great line-up of events.

October 18th join us for a sunset paddle on the Elkhorn Slough’s calm waters.

October 24th we'll be animal tracking in the Elkhorn Slough Watershed.

November 14th is our fall birding tour looking for wetland and upland migrants.

Find out more and register today!

Welcome Debby Kaspari,
Artist in Residence

Open House

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough Reserve are pleased to announce Debby Kaspari as the Artist in Residence.  The artist in residence was established by local artist Mary Warshaw and it continues in her memory.  Debby Kaspari will be in residence at the at the Reserve from October 20th – October 29th.  Debby's paintings have been exhibited at Woodson Museum, Bennington Center for the Arts, and others. She has provided illustrations for Bird Watcher's Digest and Field Guide to Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2011, she was the artist in residence at the Harvard Forest.

Debby will lead a half-day sketching workshop on October 25th starting 9:30 am.  She will share her techniques for nature art.  The workshop is suited to all levels - from beginning to expert - of art experience. 

Registration is open now.

Porter Ranch Property Trivia

Education transportation grants at the Reserve

As a land trust, the Elkhorn Slough Foundation conserves the Porter Ranch, which has been a working cattle ranch for more than 150 years, and is still grazed by cattle as part of holistic management.  One of our favorite bits of Porter Ranch trivia (which isn’t all that trivial) is that before the land went into conservation it was owned by only two families – the Porters and the Vallejos.  As you walk through the house you receive a feeling of those ranching days.  We will be featuring more information on the Porter Ranch throughout the upcoming months on both this site and our Face Book page.  Stayed tuned to learn more about its past and future.


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