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Laguna Stewardship Days

Date: 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.

Laguna Stewards Workday!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9am Noon
Southern Laguna Discover Trail

The next Laguna Stewards will be held on November 18th at a habitat restoration project along the Southern Laguna Discovery Trail. Come and help us put some of the finishing touches on a project that stretches for more than one mile contiguous mile of the Laguna. The Laguna Discovery Trail offers a serene and peaceful experience as it is surrounded by farmland. In just 4 years, this restoration site is already offering much improved habitat for local wildlife.

We will meet at the trailhead for the Southern Laguna Discovery Trail on Stony Point Road, Less than 100 yards south of the intersection of Stony Point Rd and Rohnert Park Expressway. Google Maps shows the address as 5348 Stony Point Rd., Cotati.

We will provide all the tools, training, supplies and snacks. You provide the elbow grease and fun!
 only if you are planning on bringing a group of 5 or more people so that we can have enough supplies. Only heavy rain cancels.

For more information, please contact: Brent Reed, Ecological Program 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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