Restoration & Conservation

Fire Recovery & Resilience Efforts

The Laguna Foundation is 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.

Grant Awarded for Vernal Pool Conservation with Earle Baum Center

The Laguna Foundation and the Earle Baum Center (EBC) were jointly awarded a two year grant from the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust to collaborate on vernal pool conservation and public education.

Located on Occidental Road, on the historic Baum Family Farm, the property supports a 17-acre, intact, vernal pool wetland complex with endangered Sebastopol meadowfoam (Limnanthes vinculans) and other native vernal pool plant species.

This two year project will fund development of a restoration and conservation plan to manage the wetland complex to improve habitat for the sensitive wetland species and a public education program to increase awareness and appreciation about the importance of these local, highly specialized wetland systems. A smart phone application will be created by the EBC technology team for use as a trail beacon system for those with sight loss. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!

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.

Community Education

NEW! Camp Tule
Registration Open!

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.

From Earth to Moon and Back Again
Geology lecture with Dr. Jane Nielson
April 26. 7:00-8:30pm

Dia del Niño (Day of the Child) Open House
April 29. Noon-4:00pm


Eco-Friendly Garden Tour and Open House
with a CNPS Native Plant Sale
Sat., May 5, 10:00am-4:00pm

Nestward Migration: Delta Pond Rookery Walk
Docent-led walk to nesting site
Sun., May 6. 8:30-11:30am

Art Exhibit Reception
Microcosms: A Closer Look at Mushrooms and Lichens, Paintings by Lucy Martin
Sat., May 12, 3:00-5:00pm

Laguna Watershed Perspectives: Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail and Meadowlark Field
Staff led walk
Sun., May 13 (Mother’s Day!), 2:00-5:00pm

Tracking Animal Sign and Bird Language at the Laguna
Workshop and field trip
Sun., June 3, 8:00am-1:00pm

Around Your Watershed

We are searching for a new Administrative Assistant to help support our many programs! This is a part-time position with a tentative start date of May 18. Click here for the full description and details on how to apply!

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. Tickets on sale now!

Laguna Stewards Laguna Stewards Workday
Last workday of the season! Sat., May 5, 9am-Noon
Location: Americorps Trail, Sebastopol
More details here.

Laguna Stewards Extra Day Added!
Native Plant Garden Volunteer Workday

Fri., April 27, 9am-Noon
Laguna Environmental Center. More details here.

Enjoy a 20% Discount Memorial Day Weekend!
Sat & Sun, May 26-27
Santa Rosa Store

This Memorial Day Weekend (both May 26th and 27th), pop on over to Sports Basement and become a Basementeer for FREE (normally $25) while receiving a 20% discount! The Basementeer Program at is a lifetime beneficiary program that benefits YOU and YOUR COMMUNITY. Each time you shop at Sports Basement, you receive 10% off your purchase AND 10% of your purchase goes towards the Laguna Foundation. Just mention us at check-out and you can shave 20% off your purchase!

Stop By & Say Hello!

Our staff and volunteers will host informational tables at these two events in April. Stop by our booth to say hi!

Earth Day on Stage
Sat., April 21, Noon-4pm
Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa’s annual Earth Day festival is a FREE, family-friendly event that brings the community together!

Earth Day at DeLoach Estate Vineyards
Sun., April 22, 11am-2pm
1797 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa

Enjoy tours of this certified organic and Biodynamic estate vineyard where solar panels provide 100% of the energy. No RSVP required. $25 per person.

In the News

Press Democrat, March 7
“Restoring the Oaks”
By Stephen Nett.

News of the North Bay, March 11
“Acorns to Oaks”
Video produced by Karl Van Amburg.

Laguna StewardsHeron Hall Exhibit

"Naturally" Prints and Paintings by Rik Olson

On display now through May 1, 2018.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


2016-2017 Annual Report

Read about how our programs have helped the Laguna watershed and its communities throughout the last year.

Click here to see our latest Annual Report.