What We Do

Our Mission

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.

For 25 years, the Laguna Foundation has been the voice for Sonoma County’s most spectacular land and water asset - The Laguna de Santa Rosa.

Working closely with our partners and collaborators on conservation, restoration and education programs, we focus our efforts to:

  • Collaborate with landowners, government agencies, businesses and the agricultural community to improve water quality and groundwater resources for all.
  • Protect threatened and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat.
  • Attract ground-breaking scientific research to the Laguna watershed.
  • Bring together technical experts, land managers and policymakers to create effective climate adaptation strategies that preserve natural resources, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.
  • Remove invasive species including water primrose, pepperweed, Harding grass and pennyroyal.
  • Educate and inspire people of all ages to appreciate the Laguna through school programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

What's New

Our 5-Year Strategic Plan
is Complete!

To ensure a healthy and thriving Laguna for decades and generations to come requires long-term planning and collaborative action. We’re excited to present our first 5-year Strategic Plan, 2017-2021! After dozens of meetings over several years with stakeholders, partners, staff, board and volunteers, we can now share our collective goals for the next five years.
Click here to read more.
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Laguna Stewards Workday
Saturday, March 11, 9am-Noon

Help care for the Laguna and restore critical wildlife habitat - become a Laguna Steward! Tasks will depend on the weather but may include planting native plants and trees, weeding, and tending to restoration plantings. Details here.
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Education Program

group bird watching

Learning Laguna
Docent Training 2017!

We are recruiting new volunteers to teach our 2-4th grade school program. Mark your calendar and sign-up now for a fun learning journey and rewarding volunteer experiences. Training takes place on Mondays between March 13-May 22, 2017. Details here.

Laguna In the News!

Check out these great spotlights on our docent and education programs.

Sonoma West Times and News
“Learning Laguna lets kids learn, discover in Laguna” by Amie Windsor, Staff Writer. Feb. 2, 2017

Sonoma County Gazette, page 62
“Kindle Your Happiness” by Christine Fontaine, Director of Education Programs

KRCB - Sonoma Spotlight Interview with Christine Fontaine about Docent Training Orientations on Feb 16 & Feb 27.
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Check Out Our Events!

Join us for fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures. New walks, talks & classes added often!
Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Historical Ecology, presentation with San Francisco Estuary Institute, Feb. 23. Details.
  • Drawing Leaves with Colored Pencils, workshop with Nina Antze, March 4. Details.
  • Birds of Prey, presentation with Larry Broderick, March 9. Details.
  • Birds of Prey, birding walk with Larry Broderick, March 11. Details.
  • Spring Birding in the Laguna, series of birding adventures with Lisa Hug, March 26, April 23, May 21. Details.

Environmental Center

Garden Volunteer Day!
Friday, March 3, 9am-Noon

Share your passion for pollinators by helping our native plant garden thrive! Volunteers are essential in beautifying our site. Details here.
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Rent our Facilities

Hold your event in a very special place! Great Blue Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center is the perfect setting for your next meeting, educational event, retreat, or workshop. For more information, click here.
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Heron Hall Art Exhibit!

Birds of the Laguna, Mixed Media by Diana Majumdar. On display through April 27, 2017. Details here.

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In addition to occasional
Open Houses (details here), the Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public for
self-guided tours and picnics

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Directions to the LEC

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