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

Laguna Keepers
Changes its Name!

This stellar, growing team of volunteer and restoration champions will now be known as Laguna Stewards. Click here to learn more about this exciting change!
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$25,000 Matching Grant

The Rincon Foundation, a local family foundation, will match all gifts made by June 30, up to $25,000. Your donation and this grant will provide a total of $50,000 to help develop and fund four benchmark projects. Click here for details and to donate.
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Laguna in the News!

April 7, 2016
Sonoma West Times and News
“Laguna de Santa Rosa Guides Sought” by Amie Windsor

March 5, 2016
The Press Democrat
“Laguna de Santa Rosa docents dedicated to waterway” by Ariana Reguzzoni

Public Education

group bird watching

2016 Schedule

Join us for fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures! New walks, talks & classes added often! See full schedule here. Coming soon:

  • Messengers of Summer: Dragonfly Workshop, with Kathy Biggs and Kevin Munroe, June 25. Details.
  • All About Owls, Special Saturday Open House, with The Bird Rescue Center, July 9. Details.
  • Owls Rule the Night!, presentation with The Hungry Owl Project, July 9. Details.
  • Earth to Art, workshop with Ane Carla Rovetta, July 16. Details.
  • Coiled Willow Basket, workshop with Charlie Kennard, August 14. Details.

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Thank you, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, for awarding the Laguna Foundation with a 2016 grant! With this funding, we will engage community members in preserving and improving the Laguna de Santa Rosa ecosystem through hands-on stewardship and educational outings.

Environmental Center

NEW Heron Hall Art Exhibit! Natural Inspirations: The Russian River Watershed in Fabric. Fabric Arts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group. Opening April 28.

Heron Hall Exhibit details here.
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3 NEW Volunteer Opportunities!

Gift Shop Inventory Manager
Do you have an eye for retail? An inventory manager is needed at our small Gift Shop located inside Heron Hall. Volunteer will manage the inventory to make sure it's ready for sale. See flyer here.

Garden Volunteer Day
Friday, July 1, 9am-noon

Share your passion for wildflowers by helping our native plant garden thrive! Volunteers are essential in beautifying our site. Details here.

Facilities Management Support
Are you a handy man or woman interested in sharing your skills with your local community? Help us maintain and improve the infrastructure at the Laguna Environmental Center on historic Stone Farm! Details here.

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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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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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