Restoration & Conservation
Visit the New Vernal Pool Trail!
"A short but innovative trail, which features Bluetooth 'beacons' geared to blind and other visually impaired people, recently opened on the western edge of Santa Rosa at the historic Baum family farm. A collaboration between the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and the Earle Baum Center, the .83-mile Vernal Pool Trail winds through an intact 17-acre vernal pool wetland complex at the Baum center and brings major recreational and other benefits to those with sight loss. It’s designed to educate people about the importance of vernal pools, one of Sonoma County’s most precious ecological resources, often home to the endangered Sebastopol meadowfoam flower (Limnanthes vinculins) and other rare native plants..."
- Walk the Vernal Pool Trail
- The Earle Baum Center’s Vernal Pool Trail is designed to accommodate people with sight loss, but fully-sighted walkers are welcome to enjoy the trail and learn about vernal pools.
- The EBC Vernal Pool Trail is located at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa 95401; 707-523-3222; www.earlebaum.org
- The trail is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Please sign in at the office for directions and trail information.
Visitors are asked to refrain from approaching working guide dogs on harness; instead, talk directly to the owner.
"Valuing the Vernal – New educational path teaches importance of seasonal pools that provide critical habitat"
By Suzie Rodriguez
The Press Democrat - November 18, 2018
Fire Recovery & Resilience Efforts
Our work continues as we help with replanting native species on fire impacted properties and collaborate with other organizations to develop a clearer understanding of the ecological impacts to the land. Click here for more information.
We had so much fun with the inaugural year of Camp Tule in the summer of 2018 that we are already getting excited for 2019! The LEC's rich history, stunning viewscape, beautiful native plant gardens, and bountiful places to explore make it a magical site for fun, meeting new friends, and learning about our local environment.
Plan now to send your special 6-9 year old to one of the Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm sessions during the weeks of July 8-12, July 22-26 or August 5-9. Click here to register!
Biology of the Laguna de Santa Rosa
With by Denise Cadman
Tues., Mar. 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Tule Berry-Gathering Basket
Workshop with Charlie Kennard
Sat., April 6, 9:30am-3:30pm
Birds of the Laguna
With by Denise Cadman
Tues., April 9, 6:00-8:30pm
Side by Side with Wild Neighbors: The Living with Mountain Lions Project
Thurs., April 11, 7:00-8:30pm
Around Your Watershed
Our annual benefit will be held on Sunday, June 9. Celebrate what’s wild in the Laguna with a visit to our new native plant nursery, a hayride to one of our largest conservation sites, and spend time with one of the best conservation grazers – Picasso the Goat! We’ll provide a feast of local foods, wine and brews - we hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun!
Join us for a morning of stewardship and camaraderie! All ages and abilities welcome.
- Garden Volunteer Day
Friday, April 5, 9am – noon
- Laguna Stewardship Day
Saturday, April 6, 9am – noon
The Laguna Environmental Center is home to our administrative offices, native plant gardens, and Great Blue Heron Hall where we host a new art exhibit every four months. It is a great first stop for anyone looking to learn more about the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
Our office and grounds are open
Corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401