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

Rincon Foundation Pledges $25,000 Matching Grant

Great news! The Rincon Foundation, a local family foundation, will match all gifts made by June 30, up to $25,000! Together, your contribution and this grant will provide a total of $50,000 to help develop and fund three key projects. Click here for more information.

Donate Now!
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We Are Hiring!

We are looking for people with strong administrative skills and a passion for the Laguna to join our team!

Administrative Assistant

Donor Services & Communications Assistant
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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 In the News

May 2017
Sonoma West Times and News
Mountain lion spotted in Laguna

April 2017
Sonoma West Times and News
Water Agency grant to Laguna Foundation for Zimpher Creek Restoration Project

March 2017
The Bohemian (Best of 2017): “Best Ephemeral Aquatic Experience

The Press Democrat: "Sonoma County to spearhead plan to restore Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed

KZST Interview: “Local Partners Receive Grant for Laguna Restoration Plan

Education Program

group bird watching

Check Out Our Events

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

Coming soon:

  • Watershed Perspectives, Shady Creek Walk with Laguna Foundation staff and Guides, July 15. Details.
  • Morning Irwin Creek Walk with Laguna Foundation staff and Guides, July 18. Details.
  • Mid-Morning Murmurations: Natural History Outing for Seniors, July 21. Details.
  • Summer Stories for the Young at Heart, Storytelling evening with Ane Carla Rovetta, July 22. Details.
  • American Badger, presentation with Susan Kirks, July 29. Details.
  • Urban Gray Fox, presentation with Bill Leikam, August 5. Details.
  • Open-Weave Rush Basket, workshop with Charlie Kennard, August 6. Details.
  • Mountain Lions, presentation with Dr. Quinton Martins, August 10. Details.
  • Watershed Perspectives, Shady Creek Walk with Laguna Foundation staff and Guides, August 12. Details.
  • Morning Irwin Creek Walk with Laguna Foundation staff and Guides, August 29. Details.
  • Weaving Memories and Laguna Stories, with Clint and Lucy McKay, September 7. Details.
  • Full-Moon Irwin Creek Walk, with Kevin Munroe, September 8. Details.

Environmental Center

Parking Volunteers Needed
to Direct Parking at Events

Support our fun and engaging public events by becoming a Parking Volunteer! Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to direct parking before or during events. In most cases, parking volunteers are welcome to attend the events for free. Email for more info or to sign up!
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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

FAUNA, paintings and mosaics by Stacey Schuett, on display through August 29, 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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