Trail Closure

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

The Hidden Powers of Sea Otters

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Photo by Jeff Hobbs

byElkhorn Slough Team
onAugust 25, 2023

CBS journalists Elizabeth Cook and Molly McCrea put together a beautiful video story about otters and eelgrass in Elkhorn Slough, featuring Ron Eby and ROMP volunteers:

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Twice a month, community scientists in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties -- all trained volunteers -- head out to Elkhorn Slough, a 7-mile arm of Monterey Bay. Armed with binoculars, scopes, notebooks and iPads, they arrive and set up at more than a dozen locations along the banks of the slough. On one morning at around the same time, a small boat steered by another community scientist and U.S. Navy Veteran named Ron Eby, launched from the harbor at Moss Landing. "It's a beautiful story about nature getting back in balance," exclaimed Eby . . .
Seal laying in salt marsh

Photo by Kiliii Yuyan

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