This summer South Slough, Oregon celebrates its 40th anniversary as a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), the first in the nation! South Slough (pronounced "slew") pioneered what is now 28 reserves, located in 22 coastal states and Puerto Rico, providing scientific information, educational, and recreational opportunities for all. South Slough Estuary is a 5,000-acre natural area nestled on Oregon's southwestern coast. Part of the larger Coos Bay estuary, South Slough is a mix of tidal and freshwater habitat including marshes, mudflats, streams, and forests.
Original article: South Slough Estuarine Reserve Turns 40