Trail Closure

At Kirby Park, the accessible trail remains closed due to storm damage.

Press hero Michael Marsh Sunrise at Hester Marsh

Photo by Michael Marsh


Elkhorn Slough in the news


News Archive

Eucalyptus are one of the state’s most controversial trees. A Monterey Bay reserve may be a model for how to replace them. Alix Soliman. The Mercury News, Jan 2, 2024.

How to Love an Oyster. Brendan Borrell. Hakai Magazine, Jan 9, 2024.

Hungry sea otters are helping save California’s marshlands from erosion. Christina Larson. Associated Press, Jan 31, 2024.

Where sea otters go, erosion rates slow. Gillian Dohrn. Monterey Herald, Feb 24, 2024.

Wild Olympia Baby Oysters Are Back in Elkhorn Slough. Ute Eberle. Sea Grant California, Mar 13, 2024.

Farmers with the Real Organic Project present real ideas for solutions. Sara Rubin. Monterey County Weekly, Jan 12, 2023.

To Best Fight Climate Change, ‘Blue Carbon’ Habitats Must First Survive It. Sylvia Troost, Alex Clayton Moya. Pew Charitable Trusts, Jan 31, 2023.

Talk NERRdy to Me: Juan Ramirez. Nik Charov. National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, Jul 27, 2023.

Community scientists reveal the hidden powers of sea otters. Elizabeth Cook, Molly McCrea. CBS, Aug 24, 2023.

Lou Calcagno, an influential leader in Monterey County, dies at 87. Dennis Taylor. Monterey Herald, Sep 5, 2023.

Baby sea otters are adorable. But they aren’t wanted everywhere. Dino Grandoni, Melina Mara. The Washington Post, Sep 11, 2023.

Researchers restoring California salt marshes from effects of climate change. Anne Makovec, Molly McCrea. CBS, Oct 12, 2023.

Revival of once-abundant Olympia oyster population could help fight effects of climate change. Elizabeth Cook, Molly McCrea. CBS, Oct 19, 2023.

Elkhorn Slough Reserve receives state funding to combat climate damage. Jake Flores. KSBW, Oct 23, 2023.

Boosting Elkhorn Slough climate change plan. Kristel Tjandra. Monterey Herald, Oct 28, 2023.

Latino Outdoors has a new, local chapter that brings novice adventurers closer to nature. Celia Jimenez. Monterey County Weekly, Dec 28, 2023.

The Trophic Cascade of Elkhorn Slough. Mark Silberstein. Natural History Magazine, Vol 130, Number 2, Feb 2022.

Bivalve boom? Researchers work to restore Elkhorn Slough’s Olympia oysters. Kate Hull. Lookout Santa Cruz. Nov 29, 2022.


The mission of Elkhorn Slough Foundation is to conserve and restore Elkhorn Slough and its watershed. We see Elkhorn Slough and its watershed protected forever—a working landscape where people, farming, industry, and nature thrive together. As one of California’s last great coastal wetlands, Elkhorn Slough will remain a wellspring of life and a source of inspiration for generations to come.

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Snowy egret flying

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