Restoration & Conservation

Stewardship Day at Irwin Creek

We had a great stewardship day at Irwin Creek on Saturday, November 13th. The restoration planting work began in the 1990’s and continued in phases for 30 years with the final tree planting in 2015. Flash forward to today, and it's starting to feel like a forest again! Our wildlife cameras recently spotted badgers, mink, coyotes, herons, owls, and more using the creek as a corridor to move through the watershed.

It was a lovely sunny day and we had a great mix of Rotary volunteers, loyal returning volunteers, and new friends. It was great to be together again making a difference for the Laguna.

Read more about this exciting project in the December issue of our E-news.

Community Education

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, enjoy the beautiful Laguna scenery, or attend a fun event with your family, we offer a variety of offerings to deepen your appreciation for the Laguna de Santa Rosa, connect with nature, and inspire a vibrant community dedicated to lifelong learning.


Winter Color: Branches, Leaves, and Winter Fruit. Colored Pencil Techniques
Workshop with Nina Antze
Sat., Jan. 29, Rescheduled.

Willow Tatza Basket Making
Workshop with Charlie Kennard
Sat., Feb. 12, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Around the Watershed

Our Response To COVID-19

The Laguna Environmental Center and Heron Hall Gallery is open to the public by appointment only. While our staff continues to work a hybrid schedule, we can best be reached by email.

Together We Soar!

Because of you, our $100K Challenge has been met - and exceeded! We experienced first-hand the synergy of giving—one person's gift inspires another, and another, and another. Before we know it, the goal is achieved. It is both awe-inspiring and humbling. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of so many new and sustaining members!

Click here to read a special thank you.

New! Heron Hall Exhibit


"Conservation in Biodiversity"

Photography by
Joshua Asel
On display January 15 – April 29, 2022

Our gallery is open by appointment every Friday from 9am-noon. Please schedule an appointment by contacting Maggie Hart.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Spring 2021 Meanderings

Our latest issue of Meanderings is ready for you to explore. Check out the latest update on our exciting projects.

Click here to read more.