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 28 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

Become a Laguna
Volunteer in 2018!

This spring we will be training for three volunteer positions:

Docents to teach Learning Laguna in the schools and during field trips for 2nd-4th graders;
Guides to help with public education programs while engaging and teaching participants;
Greeters to support Heron Hall and provide outreach at community events.

Training starts March 27. Sign-up now and plan to attend an orientation on either Monday, February 26 from 6-8 PM or Monday, March 12 from 10-Noon. Click on the volunteer titles above to find all the details.
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Fire Recovery and Response

Please check out our two-page, information-filled, problem-solving tip-sheet on how you can step into recovery efforts. Help spread resources and find a way to make a difference.
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Community Events

Laguna Stewards

    Laguna Stewards Workday
    Saturday, Jan. 20, 9am-Noon
    Laguna Uplands Preserve

    Join us for a morning of Laguna Stewards restoration work.
    Details here.
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Check Out Our
Public Education Events

Join us exploring and learning about the Laguna Watershed through our walks, talks, and classes. New events added regularly. Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Sunrise Natural History Walk, with "Duck Man" Dave Barry, January 21. Details.
  • Before the Flood film screening, with Center for Climate Protection, January 25. Details.
  • Winter Color: Colored Pencil Techniques workshop with Nina Antze, January 27. Details.
  • Healing from the Ocober Fires, poetry, film, and fire ecology with Maya Khosla, February 1. Details.
  • World Wetlands Day Laguna Kayaking, Feb. 2. Details.
  • Miniature Twined Basket workshop with Charlie Kennard, February 3. Details.

Environmental Center

Next Native Plant Garden Volunteer Day

Friday, Feb. 2, 9am - Noon

Share your expertise and passion for gardening by helping our native plant garden thrive! Details here.
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New! Heron Hall Art Exhibit

Naturally: Prints and Paintings by Rik Olson on display Jan. 9 through May 1, 2018. Opening Reception Saturday, Jan. 13, 3:00-5:00pm. 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
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Directions to the LEC

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