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Laguna Stewardship Days

Date: Season Finale on May 5!
Stewardship days are held once a month on a Saturday. The season runs September - May with a break over the summer.

Location: Details of the site location announced 1-2 weeks in advance of the workday (various sites along the Laguna in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park and Cotati.

Required Experience & Qualifications: No experience needed. Training is provided. Children are welcome but must be able to participate. Please supervise your child at all times.

Each month we offer a different opportunity to take part in ensuring a brighter future for the Laguna. Tasks vary depending on the season and include removing old irrigation hardware from successful restoration projects, sewing seeds, planting native plants and trees, and weeding. Joining the Laguna Stewards is a fun and meaningful way to volunteer while enjoying the outdoors and sharing the company of like-minded people.

Next Laguna Stewardship Day!

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9am Noon
Meet at the Americorps Trailhead
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Directions: Meet at the Americorps Trailhead (accross the street from 200 Morris St.), between Laguna Parkway and McKinley Streets in Sebastopol. There is parking along Morris Street.

Help care for the Laguna and restore essential wildlife habitat! Help us with stewardship work at a restoration site Sebastopol Laguna Wetlands Preserve. The site is a short walk from the Americorps Trailhead on Morris Street in Sebastopol. Look for our Laguna Stewards signs.

End of Season Appreciation Lunch

This is our last Laguna Stewards Day of the season! As a thank you to our Stewards volunteers, we are hosting a special Appreciation Lunch. Delicious pizza (donated by Mombo's Pizza), salad, dessert, and drinks will be served. All are welcome!

A few reminders:

  • All ages and abilities are welcomed.
  • Tools, training, supplies and snacks provided.
  • Only heavy rain cancels.

RSVP only if you are planning on bringing a group of 8 or more people so that we can have enough supplies.

For more information, please contact: Brent Reed, Ecological Program Manager
Phone: (707) 527-9277 ext. 101, Email: 

What's Up With the Name Change?

After celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2015, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is excited to take our long-standing volunteer restoration efforts to the next level. The name change from Keepers to Stewards helps further our central goal of promoting the vital concept of stewardship as we enter our next 25 years. Laguna Foundation does not “own” the Laguna, so the future of this wetland complex and its surrounding watershed depends on each of us taking stewardship of this unique and internationally recognized resource.

The new name also serves the dual purpose of supporting our close and valuable partners, Russian River Keepers by avoiding the confusion of both organizations using the term “keepers.” Russian River Keepers and Laguna Foundation look forward to talking more about community stewardship, and working together with all our supporters to better conserve Sonoma County’s wetlands and waterways.

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