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 Great Laguna Clean-Up!
Saturday, October 17,

Help us clean up the City of Sebastopol's Laguna Wetlands Preserve before the rain starts falling and washes trash into our rivers. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. For more details, click here.
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The “Great Laguna Garbage Patch”
We have been working all summer with the Water Agency and the Youth Ecology Corps to clean up a large garbage patch in the lower Laguna. To learn more about the problem, how garbage makes its way into the Laguna and and what we can all do about it, click here.
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The 2015-2016 Laguna Keeper Season Starts October 24!

We have a wide variety of sites and projects to choose from this year! We want our Laguna Keeper days to be as rewarding to the participants and productive as possible for the Laguna. Click here for more details.
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Looking for an Internship?

The Laguna Foundation offers a range of internship opportunities. Whether you are interested in working outdoors, the administrative side of environmental non-profits, education or science, our programs offer professional work experience that will help you find a career after graduation. Click here for more information.

Public Education

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2015-2016 Schedule

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

  • ———Birds of Prey presentation with Larry Broderick, October 10. Details.
  • ———Birds of Prey field trip with Larry Broderick, October 11. Details.
  • Pigments from the Marsh: Natural Paints workshop with Ane Carla Rovetta, October 24. Details.
  • Tule Basket workshop with Charlie Kennard, November 1. Details.
  • Beaver Stewardship in California, presentation with Kate Lundquist, November 5. Details.
  • Ecological Handprints: Lifting Humanity While Lowering Our Footprint, presentation with Dr. Rocky Rohwedder, November 14. Details.
  • Finding Wisdom for Your Walk, workshop with Liza Weaver Brickey, December 5. Details.
  • Visual Journaling and the Laguna, workshop with Dianne Monroe, January 30. Details.
  • River Otter Ecology Project, presentation with Megan Isadore, February 13. Details.

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, A Photographic Journey through the Laguna de Santa Rosa

Check out the beautiful Heron Hall exhibit of Laguna-inspired photographs by 23 local photographers. Details here.
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In addition to 2nd Saturday of the month Open House 10am-3pm, the Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public for self-guided tours and picnics
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


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