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Response to COVID-19
A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNE MORKILL

We are in an unprecedented period of uncertainty with regard to the coronavirus (COV-19) pandemic that is affecting families, workplaces, schools, businesses, and all other facets of life in communities from Sonoma County to across the world. Here at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, we are adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, service vendors, and visitors.

Please continue to check our website for updates. Thank you for your continuing support for the Foundation’s work, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.


March 30, 2020

As we're all adapting to social distancing and sheltering in place, we hope to connect deeper with you by continuing to share stories about the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed. Although our office is physically closed, our whole team is still working to restore and conserve natural biodiversity and inspire local stewardship to ensure a healthy and resilient watershed into the future, serving as a safe haven for wildlife and people alike in times of change and uncertainty. We adapted our operations quickly in order to work remotely and communicate virtually, and we are using this time to explore new ways of delivering our programs, re-connect with our stakeholders, and maintain our priority restoration projects as safely and effectively as possible within this current reality. We are grateful for your support and look forward to continuing our journey with you!


March 16, 2020 We have canceled all outings and events, volunteer activities, closed the Laguna Environmental Center to the public, and have reduced office operations - effective immediately through at least April 5, 2020. We will continue to monitor the evolving circumstances and notify you as soon as feasible if we need to suspend or postpone events and activities beyond then.

Our mission to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa and inspire public appreciation for this Wetland of International Importance continues to be vital. Perhaps even more so in these uncertain times as the health of our environment is critical to the health and well-being of our communities. Spending time outdoors in nature is widely recognized as the best treatment for a growing list of ailments, from anxiety to obesity to attention-deficit disorder to high blood pressure. As local officials implement increasingly restrictive precautions against indoor social gatherings and closing schools and businesses, we encourage you to enjoy some fresh air and take a walk along your local Laguna trails to recharge your spirit.


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