Trail Closure

At Kirby Park, the entrance remains closed and the accessible trail is currently closed due to storm damage.

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Volunteer for an Event

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough Reserve regularly host volunteer events. Anyone can attend—all you have to do is check out the calendar, register for an event, and show up to help!

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Become a Regular Program Volunteer

Both the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation are supported by an incredible team of volunteers—from land stewards and scientists to docents, educators, and more. Whether you’re a green thumb looking to restore native habitats or a naturalist hoping to share your love of the wetlands, there’s a place for you here.


Our education volunteers engage the public on weekend tours, or assist with K-12 school field trips.


Our stewardship volunteers focus on habitat restoration involving planting, weeding, or propagating plants in our greenhouse.


Our research volunteers conduct long-term monitoring on water quality and wildlife, as well as help scientists with general field work.

To become a program volunteer, please apply below.

Note: volunteer training occurs once a year, typically in the spring. All program volunteers must complete paperwork and training before coming on board.

Group Volunteer Events

To arrange a volunteer event for your group, please fill out the Group Volunteer Request Form.

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