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

We are hiring a Conservation Program Manager. Come help us protect and restore this amazing wetland. Details here.

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Garden Volunteer Day!
Friday, Sept. 2, 9am-Noon

Share your passion for wildflowers by helping our native plant garden thrive! Volunteers are essential in beautifying our site. Details here

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Laguna Stewards to Kick Off Season in September

Mark your calendars, because the new season of the Laguna Stewards (formerly called Laguna Keepers) is beginning on Saturday, Sept. 17th with The Great Laguna Cleanup!
Details here.

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Rotary Day at LEC!
Sunday, Sept. 24, 9am-3pm

Over 30 volunteers from local Rotary Clubs are needed for facility maintenance and repairs! Projects include: sanding and painting; shoveling gravel; plus weeding, pruning and mulching the native plant landscape, etc. No experience needed. Lunch provided. Details here.

Public Education

group bird watching


Private Reception & Screening with Filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball Rialto Cinemas
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6pm

A benefit for the Laguna Foundation! Come meet filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball and see his extraordinary film. Details here.
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Join us for other fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures. New walks, talks & classes added often! See full schedule here. Coming soon:

  • Drawing Summer's Fruit: Colored Pencil Techniques, workshop with Nina Antze, August 27. Details.
  • Farm to Art to Table, watercolor workshop with Donna DeLaBriandais, September 10. Details.
  • Laguna Watershed Report, locavore dinner and presentation with Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, September 22. Details.
  • Opening Art Reception, Joan Humberstone's Memorial Laguna Photography Exhibit, October 8. 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!

Natural Inspirations:
The Russian River Watershed in Fabric.
Fabric Arts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group
. 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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