Restoration & Conservation

Recovery and Restoration in the Heart of Sonoma County

Over the last several years, the Laguna Foundation has been carefully stewarding the wet meadow complex in Balletto Field, just below Kelly Marsh in Santa Rosa. We introduced beneficial disturbance through hand raking and sheep grazing, targeted invasive species management, and plant propagation in our nursery, followed by planting to increase diversity. We also spread Sebastopol meadowfoam seeds back into vernal pools where they had been lost.

This spring, all efforts paid off! The Sebastopol meadowfoam population weathered the drought and is persisting in the pools this year, an encouraging sign of the progress we made in stabilizing this fragile population.

Read more about this important project in our May issue of e-News.

Community Education

Camp Tule Registration is Open!

Do you know a young explorer who needs to get outside and engage their senses in nature? If you answered yes, send them to Camp Tule! We are excited to announce we will be offering three, four-day, in-person sessions in July. Register Today

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Spring Garden Conversations: Gardening for Water, Fire, and Habitat
Wednesday, May 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Beginners Bird Walk at the Laguna de Santa Rosa
Guided Walk with Teresa & Miles Tuffli
Saturday, May 15, 8:30am – 10:30am.

Nature Journaling at Laguna Uplands
Workshop with Marley Peifer
Saturday, June 5, 9:00am – 11:00am.


Caring for the Land,
and Each Other

We want to send a sincere, heartfelt thank you for your support and contributions despite the many obstacles of 2020. You stayed with us throughout the year and set us up for success in the new one as you answered our call for financial support. We are so grateful! Because of you, we look forward to many accomplishments over the coming months.

Thank you for being by our side.

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center will remain closed to the public until further notice. We hope to welcome you back soon.

While our staff continues to work from home, we 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
August 30, 2021

Our gallery is open by appointment every first and third Friday from 9am-noon. Schedule an appointment by contacting Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off The Press!
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.