Restoration & Conservation

Supporting Monarch Habitat

Easily recognized with its bright orange color, black stripes and white dots delicately painted across each wing, the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) may be one of nature's most iconic butterflies. Yet the population numbers of this once bountiful species are plummeting towards extinction due to several threats, including global climate change and habitat destruction.

The survival of the monarch butterfly is dependent on the abundance of native milkweed. Our work planting milkweed throughout the Laguna watershed will help support these dwindling populations.

We invite the public to come out and see the butterflies at the Laguna Foundation's Environmental Center this fall. Stay tuned for more information on a volunteer day of planting milkweed this spring.

Find out more about how we are helping to support the monarch butterfly population:

Sonoma West Times and News
Sept 4, 2019, by Laura Hagar Rush
“The Monarch Apocalypse”

Fire Recovery & Resilience

Our work continues as we help with replanting native species on fire impacted properties Click here for more information.

Community Education

Camp Tule Registration is Open!

We invite young explorers ages 6-11 to join us for a week outdoors filled with exploration, discovery, creativity, and games. Register today - spaces are filling up fast!

Beginners Birding Walk

Guided Walk
With Teresa & Miles Tuffli

Biology of the Laguna

With Denise Cadman
Thurs., Mar 26, 6:00-8:30pm

Watershed Perspectives:

Bike Copeland Creek
Sat., April 4, 10:00am-1:30pm

Birds of the Laguna

By Denise Cadman
Tues., April 9, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Around Your Watershed


We are adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, service vendors, and visitors. Click here for updates on event and office closures.

Welcome Anne Morkill, Our New Executive Director

After an extensive national search, the Laguna Foundation’s Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new Executive Director to the team.
Read more here.

Join Our Team!

Be a part of our work to restore, conserve, and inspire appreciation of this beautiful watershed. We are hiring for several positions including Director of Advancement, Restoration Technician, and Camp Tule Counselors. Read more here.

Join Us for a Morning of Stewardship!

Native Plant Garden Volunteer Days
Friday, April 10, 9am - Noon
Second Friday of the month

Laguna Stewardship Day
Saturday, April 11, 9am - Noon

NEW! Heron Hall Exhibit


"Sonoma County Wild"
Photography by Jerry Dodrill

On display through
May 5, 2020

Exhibit open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Please call ahead of your visit to confirm availability.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off the Press!
Spring 2020 Meanderings

Stay up to date on our latest projects around the watershed!

Click here to read more.