Restoration & Conservation

Restoring Roseland Creek, Santa Rosa

Roseland Creek is an undiscovered jewel in the heart of southwest Santa Rosa. It flows 7 miles from the train tracks through the Roseland district, past the vernal pools at the old Santa Rosa Naval Air Station, to its confluence with the Laguna de Santa Rosa.

Near the headwaters in Roseland, the creek flows through a beautiful, 20 acre patch of oak woodland, riparian forest and native grassland, locally known as the Neighborwood where we recently broke ground on a new restoration project funded by the Sonoma County Water Agency. We are working with local community members and the nearby Roseland Creek Elementary to open up the understory of the existing riparian forest, clear out non-native blackberry, poison oak, and trash with a goal to transform the creek into an outdoor classroom where the students can learn about Roseland Creek and help restore native biodiversity

Read more about this exciting new project in our latest issue of Meanderings.

Community Education

Laguna Explorers @ Home - Registration is Open!

We invite young explorers ages 6-11 to join us for a week of exploration, discovery, creativity all from home! Save your child's spot, sign up today!

NEW! Webinar Series

We are excited to offer a new way to connect to the Laguna from home! See our events listed below and register to participate in one of our FREE webinars or other virtual events.

The Art of Wildlife Tracking:
Learning to See Beautifully

Thursday, May 28, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
A Match Made in Evolution:
Plants and Pollinators

Wednesday, June 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Laguna de Santa Rosa: Past & Present
Tuesday, June 9, 3:00pm - 3:30pm


Around Your Watershed


We are adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, service vendors, and visitors. Click here for the latest updates from Executive Director, Anne Morkill.

NEW! Educational Resources Page

We hope we can help explorers of all ages find a way to stay connected to nature during this unusual time. Explore past webinars, try a fun activity, or download a free copy of one of our most popular publications. Click here to start exploring!

In The News

Sebastopol Meadowfoam blossoms again in vernal pool restoration area
May 19, 2020
Sonoma West Times and News

NEW! Heron Hall Exhibit


"Sonoma County Wild"
Photography by Jerry Dodrill

On display now through
August 28, 2020

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

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Spring 2020 Meanderings

Stay up to date on our latest projects around the watershed!

Click here to read more.