Restoration & Conservation

Monarchs Return to Sonoma County

At the Laguna Environmental Center, Monarch butterflies are back! Fall is generally when we see the most monarch butterflies, and this year there are more than in recent years. We even have caterpillars in our native plant nursery!

As if to show us the importance of our restoration efforts, they’be been flying around the milkweed in front of Heron Hall every day for the past few weeks. It’s heartening to know that over the years we’ve planted milkweed at our restoration sites, around our native plant garden, and at the Laguna Uplands Preserve, and that this year we are working with theĀ Goldridge Resource Conservation Districtto take our efforts to an even greater level at more sites across the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed and beyond.

Read more about these exciting sightings in our September issue of e-news.

Community Education

Walks, Talks, & Classes

Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, enjoy the beautiful Laguna scenery, or attend a fun event with your family, we offer a variety of offerings to deepen your appreciation for the Laguna, connect with nature, and inspire dedication to lifelong learning.


Fall Birding Walk at the Laguna
With Teresa and Miles Tuffli

Sat., Oct. 1, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Fall Birding Walk at the Laguna
With Teresa and Miles Tuffli

Sat., Oct. 8, 8:30 am – 11:30 am

California Native Plant Sale & Open House
Sat., Oct. 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Around the Watershed

Writing Tomorrow's Story Together

Here at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, we restore habitats at dozens of sites across the watershed and we provide hands-on opportunities for our community to build vivid memories lasting well into adulthood.

Learn more about how to support our work.

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center and Heron Hall Gallery is open to the public by appointment only. While our staff continues to work a hybrid schedule, we can best be reached by email.

New Heron Hall Exhibit

tree-frog-quiltOn display now through Dec. 23, 2022

"Layers: Serenity, Survival, and Silence" Featuring paintings by Sally Rapelye Briggs

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Due to the multiple uses of Heron Hall, please schedule an appointment to see the exhibit during the week by contacting
Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


2020-2021 Impact Report

Our work is possible through the generosity of our donors. Check out our latest annual Impact Report to see how your support helps restore the Laguna watershed.

Click here to read more.