Restoration & Conservation

Join Us for a Day of Stewardship!

All ages and abilities welcome. No experience or commitment required. Training and tools provided, plus abundant and hearty snacks!

Laguna Stewardship Day
Roseland Creek, Santa Rosa
Saturday, December 14, 9am – Noon

Native Plant Garden Volunteer Days
Friday, January 10, 9am - Noon
(2nd Friday of the month for this month only)

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

Flash Kayaking!
MORNING Wetlands Tour

With Allison Titus
Thurs., Dec 12, 8:30am-Noon

Flash Kayaking!
AFTERNOON Wetlands Tour
With Allison Titus
Thurs., Dec 12, 2:30pm-5:00pm

River Otters on the Rise
Presentation by Megan Isadore
Thurs., Jan 9, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Open-Weave Twined Rush Basket
With Charlie Kennard
Sat., Jan 11, 9:00am-3:30pm

Opening Reception
“Sonoma County Wild”

Photography by Jerry Dodrill
Sat., Jan 18, 3:00-8:00pm

Favorite Edible Mushrooms of Sonoma County
With Darvin DeShazer
Thurs., Jan 23, 6:30-8:30pm

Winter Color
Colored Pencil Techniques

Workshop with Nina Antze
Sat., Jan 25, 10:00am-3:00pm

Around Your Watershed

Donate to our $100,000 Challenge for Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Building a resilient landscape is an overarching priority of the Laguna Foundation, as our changing climate will continue to affect every living species and our way of life. We know that improving our wetland ecosystem is critical to mitigating these changes, and necessary to reduce the risk of wildfire and flood damage.

We invite you to be a part of our $100,000 Challenge for Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife. Your end-of-year gift will enable us to continue our restoration work building resilient landscapes, creating more wildlife habitat, improving the quality of our drinking water, and inspiring more children to become the next generation of Laguna stewards. Your continued generosity makes us a leader in conservation in the Laguna watershed.

Donate Today!
Click here for more details.

The Laguna Environmental Center is home to our administrative offices, gift shop, native plant gardens, and Great Blue Heron Hall.

Office and Grounds Open Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Heron Hall Exhibit

Faith Rumm

"A Watershed Event"
Pastels & Oil Paintings by James R. Reynolds

On display now through Dec. 20, 2019

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off the Press!
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report

Explore the pages of our recent Annual Report and visit our latest impacts and accomplishments!

Click here to read more.