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ABOUTSouth Slough Reserve

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a protected area and national leader in coastal education, research, stewardship, and training. The Reserve is comprised of forests, salt marshes, mudflats, and water channels, all of which are home to hundreds of native plant and animal species. A visitor center and numerous hiking and water trails are open to the public, and educational programming and events are hosted throughout the year.

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Introduction to Crabbing

Come learn about the amazing life cycle of crabs, their importance to the local economy and experience the various techniques for capturing this delectable Crustacean.

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Wasson Creek Restoration Project Kicks Off

Currently, the Reserve is in the process of restoring the Wasson Creek Watershed, a 525-acre area in the southern portion of the Reserve that is comprised of 503 acres of forests and about 22 acres of wetlands and streams.

See the restoration plan