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The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough NERR) is a 5,000 acre natural area located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon.The South Slough contains upland forests, freshwater wetlands and ponds, salt marshes, mud flats, eelgrass meadows and open water habitats. Major activities at the reserve include K-12 and adult education ecological research and monitoring and wet.
Activities, educational classes, guided birding, kayaking events and art displays are just a few of the many events you can find at South Slough.
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. Over the past 37 years, South Slough NERR has grown in the depth and scope of its programs and developed facilities to meet the needs of visitors and staff.