Friends of South Slough Inc. 2017 non-profit 501 c-3

non-profit 501-c3


Tom Leahy

Real Estate

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    South Slough is rich and diverse supporting a large variety of upland plant communities and birds, some of which are uncommon. It is the freshwater and estuarine habitats, however, that hold the special significance of South Slough.  Invertebrates and fish inhabit the waters, and mud flats are rich in algae, diatoms, eelgrass and clams. This is a prime nursery and feeding area for numerous species of fish and birds.

    Thousands of students visit the Reserve each year to participate in structured programs that help build an appreciation of estuaries. The Reserve also plays an important role in supporting statewide college educational programs. The interpretive center offers visitors field guides, exhibits, a gift shop, movies and lecture programs. Hiking trails and paddling routes are available. Special activities, classes and guided tours are conducted by staff and the Friends.

    The Reserve was established in 1974 as America's first such Reserve through a federal/state agreement. It is primarily a research area to study how estuaries function and to serve as an educational facility to students, teachers and the public.

                                  you can visit the South Slough's official website to learn more by

We have much to choose from at our Friends of South Slough Bookstore. From Audubon to nature books for kids, we have a little for everyone here. Don't forget to look at our exhibits, all locally obtained. we also have jewelry and clothing to gear you up for you hike, as well as accessories that may meet your trail walking needs. Please don't forget to pick up a souvenir!  



Sponsorships help us support education, internships and outreach events.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorships please contact us

via phone or email.


We are always looking for volunteers at the Friends of South Slough Reserve. Volunteers will assist our SSNERR staff as they set foot into the reserve. If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer? please contact us by email or phone today!

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