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Attention All Photographers!

We are now accepting submissions for the Elkhorn Slough Foundation 2016 calendar and encourage everyone to submit their favorite photos of the Elkhorn Slough watershed.

The contest is open to all - amateur, professional, young and old - with an image that captures the beauty and wonders of slough's watershed. Grab your cameras and head out to the beach or the ridge tops, stroll the Elkhorn Slough Reserve's trails or paddle the slough waterway. Snap away at the birds, marine mammals, plants, insects, and of course people... then enter to win a spot in our calendar.


Job Opportunity!

Now Hiring at the Slough

After School Educator

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation is seeking an energetic After School Educator to lead the activities of Estuary Explorer’s Club at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Estuary Explorer's Club engages our local elementary school students in exciting outdoor activities as they explore the wonders of the Elkhorn Slough.

See the full job description for more qualification requirements and how to submit your resume by July 27th.

Giving a Hoot

owl drama at the Reserve

Will a family of owls accept an orphaned owl as their own? This year is the second time in 27 years, a pair of Great Horned Owls decided to use a nesting box in the large barn on the Reserve. 

Find out how the season went for this little owl family on our Sightings Blog.

$3 Million Awarded For Restoration

$3 Million Awarded

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded nearly $3 million to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for salt marsh restoration at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is one of 12 projects in California that will receive funding to restore wetlands that sequester greenhouse gases and provide a wealth of other environmental benefits.

Read the entire press release.

CDFW released the Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration. The public review period runs from July 10 - August 24, 2015.

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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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