What We Do
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.
For 28 years, the Laguna Foundation has been the voice for Sonoma County’s most spectacular land and water asset - The Laguna de Santa Rosa.
Working closely with our partners and collaborators on conservation, restoration and education programs, we focus our efforts to:
- Collaborate with landowners, government agencies, businesses and the agricultural community to improve water quality and groundwater resources for all.
- Protect threatened and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat.
- Attract ground-breaking scientific research to the Laguna watershed.
- Bring together technical experts, land managers and policymakers to create effective climate adaptation strategies that preserve natural resources, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.
- Remove invasive species including water primrose, pepperweed, Harding grass and pennyroyal.
- Educate and inspire people of all ages to appreciate the Laguna through school programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.
Become a Laguna
This spring we will be training for three volunteer positions:
Docents to teach Learning Laguna in the schools and during field trips for 2nd-4th graders;
Guides to help with public education programs while engaging and teaching participants;
Greeters to support Heron Hall and provide outreach at community events.
Training starts March 27. Sign-up now and plan to attend an orientation on either Monday, February 26 from 6-8 PM or Monday, March 12 from 10-Noon. Click on the volunteer titles above to find all the details.
Fire Recovery and Response
Please check out our two-page, information-filled, problem-solving tip-sheet on how you can step into recovery efforts. Help spread resources and find a way to make a difference.
Laguna In the News
Interview with Christine Fontaine about our 2018 Docent, Guide and Greeter Training.
Sonoma West Times, by E.I. Hillin
“Laguna Foundation Seeks Volunteers to Expand Program
Interview with Robert Kourik about “Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Plants Presentation” on March 3, 2018
Save the Date!
Join us for a celebration of Migration in the Laguna! Come stroll the historic Stone Farm's native plant garden, experience our interactive exhibits, and enjoy local food and drinks. Details here.
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2pm
Tickets On Sale April 1
Laguna Stewardship Day
Join us for a morning of Laguna Stewards restoration work.
Saturday, March 17, 9am-Noon
Joint Wetlands and Native Plant Demonstration Garden
Check Out Our
Public Education Events
Join us exploring and learning about the Laguna Watershed through our walks, talks, and classes. New events added regularly. Full schedule Full schedule here.
- Spring Birding in the Laguna, with Lisa Hug, March 18. Details.
- Messengers of the Landscape: Bird Language of the Laguna, workshop with Meghan Walla-Murphy, March 25. Details.
- Inside the Earth, geology talk with Dr. Jane Nielson, March 29. Details.
- Vernal Pools walk, with Laguna Foundation's Conservation Science Manager, Sarah Gordon, March 31. Details.