Restoration & Conservation

Planting Season is Upon Us!

The delayed rain this year also delayed our planting season, but now that the soil is a little wet, we can finally get plants out of the nursery and into the ground:

  • We have been at Cunningham Marsh planting locally-collected native sedges and shrubs to restore the marsh and create habitat for the endangered Pitkin marsh lily.
  • If you live in Rohnert Park, come check out our new plantings along Hinebaugh Creek in the K section where we are planting trees and shrubs to expand the riparian corridor along the creek.
  • Next time you are in Santa Rosa, take a drive out Occidental Road past the Earle Baum Center, and keep an eye out for a new hedgerow.

These, and other planting projects create habitat for birds and wildlife and restore our essential wetland ecosystems. We're looking forward to seeing what species arrive this spring!

Community Education

Camp Tule Update!

Does your young explorer need 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 this summer. Registration Opens May 1

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth
Family Scavenger Hunt at Laguna Uplands
Thursday, April 22, 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

Vernal Pool Exploration: Tiny Green Mysteries at Tomodachi Park
Outing at Tomodachi Park
Saturday, May 1, 9:00am – 11:00am.

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


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
April 30, 2021

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

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Hot Off The Press!
2019/2020 Annual Report

Take a moment to revisit our accomplishments over the last year. We couldn't have done it without you!

Click here to read more.