Trail Closure

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

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Photo by Edmund Lowe Photography

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy for Elkhorn Slough

Join Our Legacy Circle

A gift to Elkhorn Slough Foundation in your trust, will, or similar plans will continue preserving the bountiful life of the estuary for years to come. There are several options for creating your legacy, and a gift of any amount has an outsized impact in protecting this endangered watershed.

If you are considering a legacy gift, we welcome a confidential discussion to answer your questions.

If you have already included Elkhorn Slough Foundation in your plans, please let us know so that we may recognize you for this special gift. To notify ESF of a planned gift, or if you have questions about creating one, please email Taylor Honrath, or call (831) 728-5939.

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Give Through a Will or Trust

This is the most common legacy gift we receive. You can decide to leave Elkhorn Slough Foundation a specific dollar amount (or asset), a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after you have specified gifts to loved ones.

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Give Through a Retirement Plan or Life Insurance

Naming Elkhorn Slough Foundation as the beneficiary of your individual retirement account (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), donor advised fund (DAF), or life insurance policy is an easy way to give. Your plan administrator only requires that you complete a beneficiary designation form naming Elkhorn Slough Foundation as beneficiary of all or part of your retirement account or life insurance policy. If your retirement assets are tax-deferred, the remainder left to Elkhorn Slough Foundation will not be subject to tax.

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Photo by Evan Peers

Gifts of Real Estate

If you own property within the Elkhorn Slough watershed and are interested in protecting it in perpetuity, please email Kevin Contreras, Land Acquisitions and Conservation Easements Manager, or call (831) 728-5939.

If you are interested in donating your real estate to Elkhorn Slough Foundation so that we can sell the property to fund our work, you have several options. You may donate your land now, or you may leave your real estate to Elkhorn Slough Foundation in your will or trust. Additionally, you may also donate a remainder interest that enables you to continue using your property for the rest of your lifetime, or transfer your property to a charitable remainder trust that provides you with income for the rest of your life.

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Photo by Gayle Sugiyama

Thank You

If you have already included Elkhorn Slough Foundation in your estate plan, please be sure to let us know so that we may recognize you for this meaningful commitment to the watershed. We would be honored to list you as a member of our Legacy Circle (anonymously if you prefer) and invite you to events held here at our protected lands.

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Helpful Information for Advisors

Our official organization name is Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Address: PO Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 728-5939

Taxpayer identification number: 94-2823247

Contact: Taylor Honrath, Associate Director

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Keep Elkhorn Wild

Give today to preserve the lands and waters of Elkhorn Slough for future generations.

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