Restoration & Conservation

Join Us for a Morning of Stewardship!

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

Native Plant Garden Volunteer Days
Friday, March 6, 9am - Noon

Laguna Stewardship Day
Saturday, March 14, 9am – Noon
Joint Wetlands & Native Plant Demo. Garden
Laguna Treatment Plant

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

Camp Tule is Open!

We invite young explorers (children aged 6-11 years) to join us for a week outdoors filled with exploration, discovery, creativity, and games! Register early - Spaces fill up fast!

Sunrise Wetland Walk
With “Duck Man” Dave Barry
Sat., Feb 22, 7:30am-11:00am

Weed Management Training for Volunteers
Hosted by the Cal IPC
Sat., Feb 22, 9:30am-3:30pm

Carving Nature: An Introduction to Block Printing
Workshop with Emily Robinson
Sat., March 7, 9:30am-3:30pm

Breaking Into Birdwatching

With Teresa & Miles Tuffli
Thurs., Mar 12, 6:00-7:30pm

Rescheduled Date!
The Forest Floor

Gouache Techniques Workshop with Lucy Martin
Sat., Mar 14, 10:00am-3:30pm

Beginners Birding Walk
Guided Walk
With Teresa & Miles Tuffli
Sat., Mar 14, 8:30am-12:30pm

Around Your Watershed

Welcome Anne Morkill, Our New Executive Director

After an extensive national search, the Laguna Foundation’s Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new Executive Director to the team.
Read more here.

Join Our Learning Laguna Team

Become a nature buddy to school children! Docent Training is right around the corner. Register today for orientation on February 27. Training starts in March.

The Laguna Environmental Center is home to our office, 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

NEW! Heron Hall Exhibit


"Sonoma County Wild"
Photography by Jerry Dodrill

On display through
May 5, 2020

Exhibit open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Please call ahead of your visit to confirm availability.

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.