Restoration & Conservation
Elementary students and their gardening teacher, Tina Thomas, at John B. Riebli Elementary School in Santa Rosa are growing oak trees from acorns collected immediately after the October wildfires. The Laguna Foundation helped support this worthwile project by donating a nursery shade table, pots and potting soil to the school.
Nearly one-third of the students at John B. Riebli Elementary School lost their homes in the Tubbs Fire. These young students are helping to rejuvenate their community by giving the native oak seedlings to their families and neighbors to plant in their neighborhoods next winter. Thank you!
We working as part of a greater fire recovery collective to develop a clearer understanding of the ecological impacts to the land and to help with replanting native species on fire impacted properties. Click here for more information.
KRCB Radio, April 2018
"Replanting Local Native Plants On Your Property"
Interview with staff member Brent Reed about our Fire Recovery & Resilience Program.
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
"Wetlands Restoration IS working in the Laguna de Santa Rosa"
Video produced March 2018
Virtual tour of this amazing 22-mile long wetland complex in Sonoma County.
KRCB TV, Channel 22
“North Bay Bountiful: Groundwater”
Video produced March 2018
Includes an interview with staff member,
Dr. Wendy Trowbridge.
We are excited to announce our new summer program: Camp Tule! This week-long day camp experience (9am-3pm) is for children 7-10yo. For this inaugural year we will offer two sessions: July 23-27 and August 6-10. (Both weeks will have the same activities.) This year, the fee for camp is only $150 per child and scholarships will be available. More details here.
Coloring the Garden in Colored Pencil
Workshop with Nina Antze
Sat., June 30, 10:00am-3:00pm
Part 1: How Waterways Wrote Our History
Presentation Dr. Mara Vejby
Sat., July 7, 3:00-4:30pm
A Field Survey of Laguna Dragonflies
Field trip with Kevin Munroe
Sun., July 8, 9:30am-4:30pm
Around Your Watershed
Wings, Wine and Wetlands
Sunday, June 24
Join us for a celebration of Migration in the Laguna! Come stroll our native plant garden, experience interactive exhibits, and enjoy local food and drinks.
Press Democrat , May 31, 2018
“Healing a Habitat – Annual fundraiser Wings, Wine and Wetlands helps restoration efforts started back in 1970’s”
Sponsor Our 2018 Volunteer Program!
In 2017, we provided abundant and hearty snacks at 31 volunteer workdays and hosted 9 celebratory meals to recognize our top volunteers. The food provided at these events not only sustained our hardworking volunteer force, but helped us recognize the volunteers’ valuable time and expertise.
We are seeking sponsors ($1,500 -$5,000 sponsorship levels available) to support our volunteer program for 2018. This funding will go towards food and awards only, no staff time. We will continue to ask local grocery stores and restaurants to donate gift certificates to our volunteer program. Sponsorship benefits include recognition on our website, social media, e-news, and newsletter.
Please contact Maggie Hart for more details be email or at (707) 527-9277 ext 100. Thank you!
Connecting with Our Community at Local Events
Over the past four months, trained volunteers hosted our outreach booth at 11 local events including farmers markets, festivals, wineries, open houses and schools. At these local events, our enthusiastic volunteers introduced hundreds of people to the wonders of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the work of the Foundation.
We look forward to hosting more outreach booths this summer at music concerts, science fairs, plant sales and plant nurseries, plus more farmers markets and open houses. If you see our booth at one of these events, please stop by to say hi and learn more about your watershed!