Restoration & Conservation

Fire Recovery & Resilience Efforts

Elementary students and their gardening teacher, Tina Thomas, at John B. Riebli Elementary School in Santa Rosa are growing oak trees from acorns collected immediately after the October wildfires. The Laguna Foundation helped support this worthwile project by donating a nursery shade table, pots and potting soil to the school.

Nearly one-third of the students at John B. Riebli Elementary School lost their homes in the Tubbs Fire. These young students are helping to rejuvenate their community by giving the native oak seedlings to their families and neighbors to plant in their neighborhoods next winter. Thank you!

We working as part of a greater fire recovery collective to develop a clearer understanding of the ecological impacts to the land and to help with replanting native species on fire impacted properties. Click here for more information.

KRCB Radio, April 2018
"Replanting Local Native Plants On Your Property"
Interview with staff member Brent Reed about our Fire Recovery & Resilience Program.

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
"Wetlands Restoration IS working in the Laguna de Santa Rosa"
Video produced March 2018
Virtual tour of this amazing 22-mile long wetland complex in Sonoma County.

KRCB TV, Channel 22
“North Bay Bountiful: Groundwater”
Video produced March 2018
Includes an interview with staff member,
Dr. Wendy Trowbridge.

Community Education

Only a few spots left for Camp Tule!

We are excited to announce our new summer program: Camp Tule! This week-long day camp experience (9am-3pm) is for children 7-10yo. For this inaugural year we will offer two sessions: July 23-27 and August 6-10. (Both weeks will have the same activities.) This year, the fee for camp is only $150 per child and scholarships will be available. More details here.

Painting Bark & Lichens in Gouache

Workshop with Lucy Martin
Sat., Aug. 11, 10:00am-3:00pm


Around Your Watershed

Sponsor Our 2018 Volunteer Program!

In 2017, we provided abundant and hearty snacks at 31 volunteer workdays and hosted 9 celebratory meals to recognize our top volunteers. The food provided at these events not only sustained our hardworking volunteer force, but helped us recognize the volunteers’ valuable time and expertise.

We are seeking sponsors ($1,500 -$5,000 sponsorship levels available) to support our volunteer program for 2018. This funding will go towards food and awards only, no staff time. We will continue to ask local grocery stores and restaurants to donate gift certificates to our volunteer program. Sponsorship benefits include recognition on our website, social media, e-news, and newsletter.

Please contact Maggie Hart for more details be email or at (707) 527-9277 ext 100. Thank you!

Connecting with Our Community at Local Events
Over the past four months, trained volunteers hosted our outreach booth at 11 local events including farmers markets, festivals, wineries, open houses and schools. At these local events, our enthusiastic volunteers introduced hundreds of people to the wonders of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the work of the Foundation.

We look forward to hosting more outreach booths this summer at music concerts, science fairs, plant sales and plant nurseries, plus more farmers markets and open houses. If you see our booth at one of these events, please stop by to say hi and learn more about your watershed!

Heron Hall Exhibit

Laguna Stewards

"Micrcosms: A Closer Look at Mushrooms and Lichens"

Paintings by Lucy Martin

On display now through Aug. 29, 2018.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


2016-2017 Annual Report

Read about how our programs have helped the Laguna watershed and its communities throughout the last year.

Click here to see our latest Annual Report.