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.

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.

Laguna In the News

February 2018
KRCB Radio
Interview with Christine Fontaine about our 2018 Docent, Guide and Greeter Training.

Sonoma West Times, by E.I. Hillin
Laguna Foundation Seeks Volunteers to Expand Program

KRCB Radio
Interview with Robert Kourik about “Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Plants Presentation” on March 3, 2018

Community Events

Laguna Stewards

    Save the Date!
    Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2pm
    Tickets On Sale April 1

    Join us for a celebration of Migration in the Laguna! Come stroll the historic Stone Farm's native plant garden, experience our interactive exhibits, and enjoy local food and drinks. Details here.

    Laguna Stewardship Day
    Saturday, April 14, 9am-Noon

    Location TBD

    Join us for a morning of Laguna Stewards restoration work.
    Details here.

    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 Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Messengers of the Landscape: Bird Language of the Laguna, workshop with Meghan Walla-Murphy, March 25. Details.
  • Inside the Earth, geology talk with Dr. Jane Nielson, March 29. Details.
  • Vernal Pools walk, with Laguna Foundation's Conservation Science Manager, Sarah Gordon, March 31. Details.
  • Laguna Headwaters Walk in Cotati, April 8. Details.
  • Spring Birding in the Laguna, with Lisa Hug, April 15. Details.


Environmental Center

Native Plant Garden
Volunteer Day
Friday, April 6, 9am - Noon

Share your expertise and passion for gardening by helping our native plant garden thrive! Details here.

New! Heron Hall Art Exhibit

Naturally: Prints and Paintings by Rik Olson on display through May 1, 2018. Details here.

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

sign up for enews

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