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  • South Slough Reserve

    Explore an Estuary 

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  • South Slough Internship Program Sponsors
    Thank you to… 
    • Farr's True Value in Coos Bay for being our $250 “Great Blue Heron” Sponsor!   
    • Coos Bay Honda World for being our $125 “Salty” Sponsor!  
    • Empire Mercantile for being our 75 “Fresh” Sponsor!
    • Umpqua Bank

    Please share your appreciation with them for supporting the South Slough Reserve Internship Program when you shop local.
    Sponsorship funds are collected and managed in support of the South Slough Internship Program by the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. a 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. 
    For more information, contact Deborah Rudd, SSNERR Public Involvement Coordinator  (541)-888-5558 ext. 158   
South Slough Reserve Activities Trail 'n' Treat Run

Estuary Explorers - Families in the Field

Saturday, December 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about Amphibians
We encourage parents and children to participate together in this special Estuary Explorers event.  Learn about amphibians and go for a hike in search of amphibians.  Designed for children 6 years and older.  A snack will be provided.  Please dress to be outdoors.  Bring a picnic lunch for after the program. 
Max: 20 participants
no charge for event

Interpretive Center


Visit the South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center


The Interpretive Center will be closed November 26 - 28, 2015. 

The Center will re-open December 1st following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Trails and waterways will remain open from dawn through dusk.






  Nina Rudd

and the Winners are...


The Inaugural South Slough Trail and Treat 5k Fundraiser in support of South Slough Reserve Internships turned out to be a great event!  The forecast called for rain but it was a beautiful day. 7 children showed up in all kinds of animal costumes for the Kid’s Dash.  17 runners and 9 walkers including some South Coast Running Club members participated in the 5k run/walk.  Results are posted here.  Everyone enjoyed delicious Rice Krispy Treats afterward.  Photos were taken of the race and are available on our FaceBook page album.  



 What's Happening


South Slough NERR
encompasses a mixture of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, and forested uplands.  The Reserve supports and coordinates research, education, and stewardship programs which serve to enhance a scientific and public understanding of estuaries and contribute to improved estuarine management.  South Slough Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), a network of 28 reserves dedicated to research, education and stewardship.                                                         
 White Egrets on the South Slough - John Bragg