Restoration & Conservation

Native Plant Seed Collecting

Staff members are busy collecting seed throughout the watershed to propagate in the nursery for future restoration projects. This native California aster (Symphyotrichum chilense) is found throughout much of Sonoma County and provides excellent nectar for butterflies and beneficial insects. We plant species that benefit not only wildlife but also native pollinators for a diversity of habitat.

During this time of year, we also collect seed from milkweed, coyote brush, western spice bush, western azalea, elderberry, coffeeberry, snowberry and oak trees. Using local seed to propagate plants for future restoration projects is ideal for maintaining the integrity of local native plant populations.

In the News

Shedding Light on Our Watershed
January 1, 2021
The Community Voice

Community Education

Educational Resources Page

We hope we can help explorers of all ages find a way to stay connected to nature during this unusual time. Explore past webinars, try a fun activity, or download a free copy of one of our most popular publications. Start exploring!

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Bird-Noticing and the Power of Attention
Online Q&A with Jenny Odell, New York Times Bestselling Author
Tuesday, January 26, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

Breaking Into Birdwatching
Webinar with Miles and Teresa Tuffli
Friday, January 29, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Inseparable: Water, Wetlands & Life
With Anne Morkill and Christine Fontaine
Tuesday, February 2, 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Caring for the Land,
and Each Other

We want to send a sincere, heartfelt thank you for your support and contributions despite the many obstacles of 2020. You stayed with us throughout the year and set us up for success in the new one as you answered our call for financial support. We are so grateful! Because of you, we look forward to many accomplishments over the coming months.

Thank you for being by our side.

We have two entry-level positions open in the Restoration Department. Join our dedicated team in restoring the Laguna watershed. Apply today!

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center will remain closed to the public until further notice, our staff continues to work from home and can best be reached by email.

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Heron Hall Exhibit


"A Salute to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation"
Watercolors by Julianne Sooley

On display through
April 30, 2021

Our gallery is currently closed due to our county's shelter-in-place orders. We hope to welcome you again soon.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off The Press!
2019/2020 Annual Report

Take a moment to revisit our accomplishments over the last year. We couldn't have done it without you!

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