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

$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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NEW Job Opportunity!

We are looking to hire a part-time Financial Administrator!
Click here for more information.
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Don’t miss the next Laguna Keepers Day on May 14 at Irwin Creek on Stone Farm! Click here for details.
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Laguna in the News!

April 22, 2016
KRCB Radio Interview

April 22, 2016
KRCB - North Bay News
"Discovering the New Laguna Trail" by Bruce Robinson

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
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Laguna Guide Training 2016

The Laguna Guide training program is a fun and engaging way to learn about the diverse habitats, flora, fauna and ecosystem services of the Laguna while making new friends!

The next 8-session training course will occur in May-June 2016 with 4 Wednesday evening classes and 4 Saturday field trips. Laguna Guides volunteer year-round, primarily on evenings and weekends. Click here for details and application.

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:

  • Day of the Child - Dia del Niño, Laguna Env.Center, April 30. Details.
  • Delta Pond Rookery Walks, May 7. Details.
  • Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group, May 15. Details.
  • Laguna Guides Training, 8-session training course beginning May 18. Details.
  • Full-Moon Irwin Creek Exploration, May 21. Details.
  • Spring Birding in the Laguna Series, with Lisa Hug, May 22. Details.
  • Messengers of Summer: Dragonfly Workshop, with Kathy Biggs and Kevin Munroe, June 25. 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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2 NEW Volunteer Opportunities!

Garden Volunteer Day-
First Friday of the Month
Help maintain and enhance the Laguna Environmental Center's "outdoor classroom." Activities include planting, weeding, spreading wood chips, and general site cleanup. See flyer.

Facilities Team at the
Laguna Environmental Center

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! Volunteers assist in small to large projects, depending on skill set. See 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
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Directions to the LEC

 

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