Around the Watershed

Revitalizing the Laguna Together

This spring, our field crews have made an incredible discovery at one of our vernal pool restoration sites. The endangered Sebastopol meadowfoam, which was once struggling with just 50 plants in 2017, has exploded in numbers – over 10,000 times – with our estimates now soaring over 500,000 plants! What’s truly remarkable is that almost all of these plants are descendants of the seeds we carefully collected, nurtured in our nursery, and planted back in the fall of 2019.

Read more about this exciting project
in our June e-News!

Community Education

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, enjoy the outdoors, or attend an event with your family, we offer a variety of offerings to deepen your appreciation for the Laguna de Santa Rosa.


An Evening of Plein Air Painting & Drawing
Thursday, August 8, 2024. 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Art Walk: Gallery & Garden Open at LEC
Saturday, August 24, 2024. 1:00 – 3:00 pm

More Events


Camp Tule

There are still a few spots open for Camp Tule, but spaces are filling up fast. Children attending the camp learn about the native plants and animals of the Laguna de Santa Rosa ecosystem in a supportive, playful, and encouraging environment. Get ready for a fun week of summer camp!

Laguna Guides Training

Looking for a meaningful way to volunteer? Join the Laguna Education Team and help our community events thrive! Training begins September 2024. Learn more here.

Heron Hall Exhibit

dintiman"The Last Coho"
Photography by
Kaare Iverson

On display through August. 30, 2024

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Maggie Hart to schedule your visit. Appointments open Monday - Friday.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?

Laguna Restoration Plan

This plan, developed with S.F. Estuary Institute, Sonoma Water, and CDFW, provides a comprehensive strategy for rejuvenating habitats along the Laguna.

Click here to read more.