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

A Benefit for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation!

Sun, September 24, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy the amazing bounty of our spectacular Laguna: fine wine and champagne, unique brews, and delicious edibles from our local farms and restaurants. Come enjoy interactive outdoor activities to learn more about the spectacular Laguna. Plus, enjoy a live auction featuring wild adventures. Help support our goal to create a healthy, thriving and beautiful Laguna for all. See you at the event! Click here for more event details.

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Laguna In the News

July 2017
KRCB Radio
Don’t Believe Their Bad Press: Badgers Are a Welcome, 'Awesome' Visitor, Says Naturalist

May 2017
Sonoma West Times and News
Mountain Lion Spotted in Laguna

April 2017
Sonoma West Times and News
Water Agency Grant to Laguna Foundation for Zimpher Creek Restoration Project

March 2017
The Bohemian (Best of 2017): Best Ephemeral Aquatic Experience

The Press Democrat
Sonoma County to Spearhead Plan to Restore Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed

KZST Interview
Local Partners Receive Grant for Laguna Restoration Plan

Education Program

group bird watching

Check Out Our Events

Join us for fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures. New walks, talks & classes added often!
Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Morning Irwin Creek Walk, August 29. Details.
  • Traditional Basket Weaving, reflections and demonstration with Clint and Lucy McKay, September 7. Details.
  • Full-Moon Irwin Creek Walk with Kevin Munroe, September 8. Details.
  • Sustaining Groundwater Resources, presentation with Marcus Trotta, September 14. Details.
  • Drawing Autumn Colors: Colored Pencil workshop September 30. Details.
  • Laguna Headwaters Walk in Cotati, October 1. Details.
  • Acorn Ethnobotany workshop October 8. Details.
  • Nature Journaling workshop October 14. Details.
  • Earth to Art workshop, October 21. Details.
  • Watershed Report and Pie Party, October 26. Details.
  • Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda, Nov. 4. 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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Parking Volunteers Needed
to Direct Parking at Events

Support our fun and engaging public events by becoming a Parking Volunteer! Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to direct parking before or during events. In most cases, parking volunteers are welcome to attend the events for free. Email for more info or to sign up!
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Heron Hall Art Exhibit

FAUNA, paintings and mosaics by Stacey Schuett, on display through August 29, 2017.
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

Directions to the LEC

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