Restoration & Conservation

Managing Vernal Pools in Dry Years

Despite a good start last fall and the recent storms in April, it is still historically dry. Much of our work happens in wetlands, vernal pools specifically, which depend heavily on annual precipitation. These pools support native species because they fill in the winter, drowning the upland plants that live in the surrounding grasslands and allowing the specially adapted vernal pool species to thrive. As a result, you might expect a three-year drought to be a complete disaster for vernal pool plants. Thanks to the resilience of these species and our efforts, such is not the case!

Read more about our efforts to support the vernal pools in the May issue of our E-news.

Community Education

Camp Tule 2022

We are excited to welcome campers back to the LEC. Registration is open for young Laguna Explorers!

Check out our fun summer plans.

We are Hiring!

Our Education department is hiring for Camp Tule! Help inspire the next generation of stewards by becoming a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training.

Click here to learn more about our
summer job opportunites!

Around the Watershed

Our Response To COVID-19

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


New Heron Hall Exhibit

tree-frog-quiltOn display now - August 26, 2022

"Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us" Featuring Quilts by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Due to the multiple uses of Heron Hall, please schedule an appointment to see the exhibit during the week by contacting
Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


2020-2021 Impact Report

Our work is possible through the generosity of our donors. Check out our latest annual Impact Report to see how your support helps restore the Laguna watershed.

Click here to read more.