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.
Help Turn John & Heidi's $50,000 into $100,000
for the Laguna!
Local residents John Weinstein and Heidi Stewart will match all gifts to the Laguna Foundation received by December 31, thereby doubling the value of your donation.
FIRE RECOVERY & RESPONSE
Please check out our one-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.
As the refreshing rains of autumn move through the Laguna, we’re all looking for ways to find peace and recovery from October’s fires. There’s a balance between keeping all that occurred present and in our minds, while also stepping forward into hope, restoration and optimism for the months ahead. A water-full winter and life-filled spring are just around the corner.
The staff, board, and volunteer community of the Laguna Foundation experienced loss and change along with the rest of Sonoma County, but we’re finding our feet again! The Laguna Environmental Center and all of our restoration sites escaped major fire-damage – staff and volunteers were back in the field just days after the fires, and our office hours are now back to normal. Programs are up and well-attended, and our offices are humming with activity and visitors.
Check Out Our Events
Join us exploring and learning about the Laguna Watershed through our walks, talks, and classes. New events added regularly. Full schedule here.
- Fire and the Lands We Call Home, presentation with Dr. Sasha Berleman, November 30. Details.
- Photography workshop, with Dave Strauss, December 9. Details.
- Tule Twined Basket, workshop with Charlie Kennard (back by popular demand), Dec. 10. Details.
- Mushroom Foray and Identification, workshop with Darvin DeShazer, Dec. 17. Details.
- Waterfowl of the Laguna and Pacific Flyway, presentation with Dave Barry, January 6. Details.
- Sunrise Natural History Walk, with "Duck Man" Dave Barry, January 7. Details.
- Winter Color: Colored Pencil Techniques workshop with Nina Antze, January 27. Details.
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Laguna Stewards workday
Saturday, Dec. 16, 9am-Noon
Join us for a morning of Laguna Stewards restoration work. Details will be posted here.