Restoration & Conservation

Colgan Creek Restoration

Colgan Creek is waterway that starts on the flanks of Taylor Mountain and travels through southwest Santa Rosa before it joins the Laguna de Santa Rosa near Llano Road. Much of Colgan Creek flows through urbanized areas where flood control is a concern.

We will be embarking on this new restoration project in collaboration with the City of Santa Rosa’s Storm Water and Creeks stewardship team on Colgan Creek. This is Phase 2 of a 3-phase project designed to reduce flooding, while restoring the creek, improving public access, and promoting community stewardship along the creek.

Read more about this exciting project in our November issue of our E-news.

Community Education

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, enjoy the beautiful Laguna scenery, or attend a fun event with your family,we offer a variety of offerings to deepen your appreciation for the Laguna de Santa Rosa, connect with nature, and inspire a vibrant community dedicated to lifelong learning.


Cordage-Making Materials and Techniques
With Charlie Kennard
Sat., Dec. 11, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Winter Color: Branches, Leaves, and Winter Fruit. Colored Pencil Techniques
Workshop with Nina Antze
Sat., Jan. 29, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Around the Watershed

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center and Heron Hall Gallery is open to the public by appointment only. While our staff continues to work a hybrid schedule, we can best be reached by email.

Help us Meet the $100,000 Challenge this Holiday Season

Thanks to a group of visionary community leaders, from today through December 31st, your gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000!

Click here to read this year's appeal letter.

Heron Hall Exhibit


"The Russian River and its Watershed"

Oils, Pastels, and Drawings by Richard McDaniel

Our gallery is open by appointment every Friday from 9am-noon. Please schedule an appointment by contacting Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Spring 2021 Meanderings

Our latest issue of Meanderings is ready for you to explore. Check out the latest update on our exciting projects.

Click here to read more.