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Laguna Stewardship Days

Date: March 17, April 14 and the season finale on May 5
Stewardship days are held once a month on a Saturday. Season is September 2017-May 2018 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, March 17, 2018 9am Noon
Laguna Treatment Plant
4300 Llano Road, Santa Rosa

Directions to the Laguna Treatment Plant meeting location (Click here for map):
The Joint Wetlands and Native Plant Demonstration Garden is located behind the City of Santa Rosa Laguna Treatment Plant at 4300 Llano Rd., Santa Rosa 95407. Enter at the main entrance on Llano Road and follow the signs to the Visitor Parking area.

The Joint Wetlands and Native Plant Demonstration Garden needs YOU! This multi-year, ongoing habitat restoration and native plant demonstration area is thriving, but we want to keep building on what we have done the past few years. There is a little something for everyone! The Demonstration Garden is a one-of-a-kind, drought-tolerant native plant landscape with a wide diversity of established species and stunning beauty. Get some ideas to beautify and create valuable habitat in your own backyard! The adjacent Joint Wetlands is a well established habitat restoration site that abounds with wildlife. Come see for yourself!

After a couple of hours working, the Laguna Foundation Staff and Guides will provide a dynamic and engaging educational component to the workday that will help volunteers learn more about the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of native plants, and the natural and cultural history of the area.

  • 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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