What We Do

Our Mission

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.


For 25 years, the Laguna Foundation has been the voice for Sonoma County’s most spectacular land and water asset - The Laguna de Santa Rosa.

Working closely with our partners and collaborators on conservation, restoration and education programs, we focus our efforts to:

  • Collaborate with landowners, government agencies, businesses and the agricultural community to improve water quality and groundwater resources for all.
  • ———Protect threatened and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat.
  • ———Attract ground-breaking scientific research to the Laguna watershed.
  • ———Bring together technical experts, land managers and policymakers to create effective climate adaptation strategies that preserve natural resources, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.
  • Remove invasive species including water primrose, pepperweed, Harding grass and pennyroyal.
  • ———Educate and inspire people of all ages to appreciate the Laguna through school programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

What's New

Victor and Karen Trione Pledge $50,000 Matching Grant

Sonoma County philanthropists Victor and Karen Trione have pledged to help fund Laguna Foundation’s long-range, science-based programs. They will match all gifts up to $50,000 made by December 31, doubling your gift to Sonoma County’s internationally recognized wetland area.
Click here to make a donation. Click here for more information.
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Garden Volunteer Day!
Friday, Jan 9, 9am-Noon

Share your passion for pollinators by helping our native plant garden thrive! Volunteers are essential in beautifying our site. Details here.
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Laguna Stewardship
Day for Families!
Saturday, Dec 10, 9am-Noon

Join us for this fun and meaningful way to volunteer while enjoying the outdoors with your family. Tasks will depend on the weather but may include planting native plants and trees, weeding, and tending to restoration plantings. Details here.
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Learning Laguna
Docent Training 2017!

We are recruiting new volunteers to teach our 2-4th grade school program. Mark your calendar and sign-up now for a fun learning journey and rewarding volunteer experiences. Training takes place on Mondays between March 13-May 22, 2017. Details here.
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Public Education

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Check Out Our Events!

Join us for fun indoor and outdoor learning adventures. New walks, talks & classes added often!
Full schedule here.

Coming soon:

  • Ducks Day Open House, January 14. Details.
  • Waterfowl of the Laguna and Pacific Flyway, talk with Dave Barry, January 14. Details.
  • Sunrise Natural History walk, with Dave Barry, January 15. Details.
  • Interactive Archaeology, with Tom Origer and Associates, in partnership with LandPaths, January 21. Details here.
  • Photography at the Laguna, workshop with Susan and Neil Silverman, January 26 and 28. Details.
  • Cordage Making Materials and Techniques, workshop with Charlie Kennard, Feb. 4. Details.
  • The Winter Landscape in Your Nature Journal, workshop with Kristin Meuser, Feb. 18. Details.

Environmental Center

Rent our Facilities

Hold your event in a very special place! Great Blue Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center is the perfect setting for your next meeting, educational event, retreat, or workshop. For more information, click here.

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Heron Hall Art Exhibit!

Photographs of the Laguna, by Joan Humberstone, in Memoriam. On display through January 3, 2017. Details here.

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In addition to occasional
Open Houses (details here), the Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public for
self-guided tours and picnics

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
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