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

The Rincon Foundation and Laguna Supporters Make a Great Team!

Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise $25,000 to secure an additional $25,000 matching grant offered by the Rincon Foundation, a local family foundation. These donations and this grant help us continue to provide the leadership and expertise vital to conserving YOUR Laguna. Read more.

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Garden Volunteer Day!
Friday, August 5, 9am-Noon

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

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Check Out Our New Items
in the Gift Shop!

We have several new items in our gift shop including Foundation hats in 4 new colors, gift cards with original artwork by Dana Vallarino, and a 2nd edition of our Bird Guide! Click here

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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 change!



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:

  • Coiled Willow Basket, workshop with Charlie Kennard, August 14. Details.
  • Irwin Creek and Lower Stone Farm Exploration, August 20. Details.
  • Colored Pencil Techniques, workshop with Nina Antze, August 27. Details.
  • Farm to Art to Table, watercolor workshop with Donna DeLaBriandais, September 10. Details.
  • Laguna Watershed Report, dinner and presentation with Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, September 22. Details.
  • Laguna Photography, Joan Humberstone Memorial Exhibit, opening reception, October 8. 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



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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Heron Hall Art Exhibit!

Natural Inspirations:
The Russian River Watershed in Fabric.
Fabric Arts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group
. Details 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
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Directions to the LEC

 

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