What We Do

Our Mission

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.

What's New

A Benefit for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation!

Sun, September 24, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy the amazing bounty of our spectacular Laguna: fine wine and champagne, unique brews, and delicious edibles from our local farms and restaurants. Come enjoy interactive outdoor activities to learn more about the spectacular Laguna. Plus, enjoy a live auction featuring wild adventures. Help support our goal to create a healthy, thriving and beautiful Laguna for all. See you at the event! Click here for more event details.

Online ticket sales will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 22. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
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Laguna Stewards Workday!

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9am–Noon

Grab some gloves and a bucket and pick up trash along the Laguna. Help us clean up the Laguna Wetlands Preserve before the rain starts falling and washes trash into our waterways and ocean! More details here.
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Laguna In the News

September 2017
Press Democrat, Mary Callahan
"California Coastal Cleanup Day coming Saturday, Needs volunteers in Sonoma County"

August 2017
KRCB Radio
Interview with Clint McKay about the Weaving Memories and Laguna Stories Presentation on September 7

KRCB Radio
Interview with Bev Scottland about Wings, Wine and Wetlands - A Benefit for the Laguna Foundation on September 24

July 2017
KRCB Radio
Don’t Believe Their Bad Press: Badgers Are a Welcome, 'Awesome' Visitor, Says Naturalist

Education Program

group bird watching

Check Out Our Events

Join us for fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures. New walks, talks & classes added often!
Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Drawing Autumn Colors: Colored Pencil workshop with Nina Antze, September 30. Details.
  • Laguna Watershed Perspectives: Exploring the Historic Headwaters walk in Cotati, October 1. Details.
  • Acorn Processing and Ethnobotany workshop October 8. Details.
  • Nature Journaling workshop with Kristin Meuser, October 14. Details.
  • Earth to Art workshop, with Ane Carla Rovetta, October 21. Details.
  • Watershed Report and Pie Party, with Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, October 26. Details.
  • Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda, Nov. 4. Details.
  • Tule Twined Basket, workshop with Charlie Kennard, Nov 11. Details.

Environmental Center

Join Us for the First
Garden Volunteer Day
of the Season!

Friday, Oct. 6, 9am - Noon

Share your expertise and passion for gardening by helping our native plant garden thrive! Details here.
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Rent our Facilities

Hold your event in a very special place! Great Blue Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center is the perfect setting for your next meeting, educational event, retreat, or workshop. For more information, click here.
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NEW! Heron Hall Art Exhibit

Form & Color: It's Wild Out There, Photography by Dave Strauss, on display through January 3, 2018. Details here.

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In addition to occasional
Open Houses (details here), the Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public for
self-guided tours and picnics

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
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