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Laguna Stewardship Days

Date: First Day of the 2017-2018 Season: September 16!
September 16, October 14, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 10, March 17, April 14 and the season finale on May 5
Stewardship days are held once a month on a Saturday. Season is September 2017- May 2018 with a break over the summer.
Location: Details of the site location announced 1-2 weeks in advance of the workday (various sites along the Laguna in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park and Cotati)
Required Experience & Qualifications: No experience needed. Training is provided. Children are welcome but must be able to participate. Please supervise your child at all times.

Help care for the Laguna and restore critical wildlife habitat - become a Laguna Steward!

Each month we offer a different opportunity to take part in ensuring a brighter future for the Laguna. Tasks vary depending on the season and include removing old irrigation hardware from successful restoration projects, sewing seeds, planting native plants and trees, and weeding. Joining the Laguna Stewards is a fun and meaningful way to volunteer while enjoying the outdoors and sharing the company of like-minded people.

The Great Laguna Cleanup (Part of Coastal Cleanup Day)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9am noon
Meet at the Americorps Trailhead on Morris Street, near the intersection of Laguna Parkway and Morris Street. Park along Morris Street and at the nearby Sebastopol Community Center.

The Laguna Stewards volunteer program is kicking off the 2017-2018 season with the Great Laguna Cleanup in the Sebastopol Laguna Wetlands Preserve. Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, September 16 as we collect and remove trash from banks of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Help prevent trash from washing downstream into the Laguna, the Russian River and eventually in to the Pacific Ocean. We have also embarked on new restoration and enhancement project in the Preserve, so there will be many ways you can help the Laguna at this event.

We will provide all the tools, supplies and snacks. You provide the elbow grease and fun! You might plan to enjoy lunch with friends in the Barlow or downtown Sebastopol afterwards, which is just a short walk from the Preserve!

For more information, please contact: Brent Reed, Restoration Projects Manager
Phone: (707) 527-9277 ext. 101, Email: 

What's Up With the Name Change?

After celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2015, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is excited to take our long-standing volunteer restoration efforts to the next level. The name change from Keepers to Stewards helps further our central goal of promoting the vital concept of stewardship as we enter our next 25 years. Laguna Foundation does not “own” the Laguna, so the future of this wetland complex and its surrounding watershed depends on each of us taking stewardship of this unique and internationally recognized resource.

The new name also serves the dual purpose of supporting our close and valuable partners, Russian River Keepers by avoiding the confusion of both organizations using the term “keepers.” Russian River Keepers and Laguna Foundation look forward to talking more about community stewardship, and working together with all our supporters to better conserve Sonoma County’s wetlands and waterways.

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