The weather is not something we can predict. One day, reporter Tom Miller from KSBW is talking with ESF Executive Director Mark Silberstein about restoration and the drought and two days later the same news station is airing a story about visiting the Reserve in the rain.
Both stories show the value of conserving this land. Take a look.
Spring is a wonderful to explore the slough. When you come on an Elkhorn Slough Foundation event you are lead by experts who share their knowledge and love of this beautiful environment.
It's an A-Z list of birds to be seen in spring ranging from Anna's Hummingbirds to Wilson's Warblers. Our kayaking trip will be in early June and is sure to beautiful. We've got a special event scheduled for artists (or those who desire to be artists) with an Outdoor Sketching Outing lead by local artist Laura Vollset. And, new members to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation are invited to a sunset walk of one of our favorite conserved properties.
The Reserve's education program is first-rate. Each year more than 7,000 school students visit the Elkhorn Slough Reserve to learn about science and nature. Yet, that's not the only education program happening here.
The Coastal Training Program (CTP) creates and hosts workshops with the objective of reaching key decision maker's and enhancing their understanding of precious coastal areas. This program has helped to educate thousands of individuals, making a difference in the committee rooms and in the field. The Coastal Training Program is just one of the important activities happening here at the slough to help ensure these amazing habitats are here long into the future.
Where can you watch birds, otters, and foxes? Well the Elkhorn Slough You Tube Channel of course. There a dozens and dozens of videos that capture the life that is hard to see when visiting the slough, like this video taken at low tide in the mud flats.
The channel features videos taken from the Elkhorn Slough Otter Cam — many of otter mums and pups! Along with those you can watch a news story from the 1980's when the Reserve was first giving tours. And, on the channel you can watch an educational video on identifying poison oak and the Porichthys notatus (aka plainfin midshipman). From cute fuzzy otters to unusual fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Elkhorn Slough Foundation – PO Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039