Restoration & Conservation

Erosion Hunters

Sonoma County Regional Parks and the Laguna Foundation are working together to restore the unique pygmy forest found in the serpentine soils at Hood Mountain Regional Park.

The minerals in serpentine soils create a particularly challenging growing environment for plants; many species cannot grow at all in this soil and those that are able to adapt must tolerate extreme conditions such as low amounts of calcium and high amounts of magnesium. These conditions often result in stunted growth such as seen in the forest's Sargent's cypress. One advantage to this soil type is that while a diverse mix of native species have evolved to tolerate the conditions, non-native species have not been able to invade it.

Read more about this important project in our July issue of e-News.

Community Education

Welcome Camp Tule Explorers

We are excited to welcome our community's young explorers to Camp Tule! Thank you everyone who registered for a week of fun and adventure along the Laguna.

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Watershed Perspectives: The Unseen Biodiversity of Alpha Farm
Guided Walk with Denise Cadman
Sat., Sept. 11, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Laguna Wetland Geology Through Time
Zoom Presentation with Nicole Myers
Wed., Sept. 15, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Workshops for Biologists

Amphibians of the SF Bay Area
With Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez
Workshop and Field Trip
Friday, Nov. 19– Sunday, Nov. 21

Join Our Team

Apply Today!

Are you looking for a career in the environmental field? Do you enjoy working with fun people towards a common goal? We are hiring a Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant, and we can't wait to meet you!

Click here for more information including application deadline.

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center will remain closed to the public until further notice. We hope to welcome you back soon.

While our staff continues to work from home, we can best be reached by email.

Heron Hall Exhibit


Closing Reception

"A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation"
Watercolors and Pyrography by Julianne Sooley

Saturday, August 28. 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
FREE. No RSVP necessary. Light snacks provided. Click here for more details.

Our gallery is open by appointment every first and third Friday from 9am-noon. Schedule an appointment by contacting Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off The Press!
Spring 2021 Meanderings

Our latest issue of Meanderings is ready for you to explore. Check out the latest update on our exciting projects.

Click here to read more.