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.

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

A Stunning Visual Tour of Native Wildflower Meadows
Webinar with Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Working Lands of the Laguna Watershed
Panel Discussion
Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:00 – 6:15pm

Kayaking the Laguna
Webinar with Allison Titus
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Caring for the Land,
and Each Other

Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

As public demand for racial justice continues to ring out across the country, environmental organizations are reflecting on their own roles in providing equitable opportunities for people of color to have positive experiences outdoors, connect with nature, and engage in conservation. The Laguna Foundation is embarking on its own journey of inquiry and action to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We invite you to read our Executive Director's statement.

Our Response To COVID-19

We are adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, service vendors, and visitors. Click here for the latest updates.

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.

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 open by appointment only due to COVID-19. Please call ahead to schedule a time to see the exhibit.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Summer 2020 Meanderings

Take a moment to read our latest issue and stay up to date on our projects around the watershed.

Click here to read more.