Around the Watershed

Spring's Abundance

A Testament to Vernal Pool Conservation!

Spring is the busiest time of the year in the vernal pool ecosystem. The wildflowers are blooming in profusion, and our field staff is bustling around, conducting surveys and collecting data on the abundance and distribution of endangered plants that we can only record during this time of year. Our vernal pool flower monitoring program started in 2007 and is still going strong!

Read more about this exciting project
in our May e-News!

Community Education

Walks, Talks, and Classes

Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, enjoy the outdoors, or attend an event with your family, we offer a variety of offerings to deepen your appreciation for the Laguna de Santa Rosa.


An Evening of Plein Air Painting & Drawing
Thursday, August 8, 2024. 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Art Walk: Gallery & Garden Open at LEC
Saturday, August 24, 2024. 1:00 – 3:00 pm

More Events


Camp Tule Updates

Now Hiring Summer Camp Staff! We are hiring enthusiastic youth and young adults to serve as Naturalists, Counselors, and volunteer Counselors-in-Training to ensure a welcoming environment for all campers. Click here for more details.

Camp Is Filling Up Fast! There are still a few spots open for Camp Tule, but spaces are filling up fast. Children attending the camp learn about the native plants and animals of the Laguna de Santa Rosa ecosystem in a supportive, playful, and encouraging environment. Get ready for a fun week of summer camp!

Heron Hall Exhibit

dintiman"The Last Coho"
Photography by
Kaare Iverson

On display through August. 30, 2024

Gallery Open by Appointment Only
Maggie Hart to schedule your visit. Appointments open Monday - Friday.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?

Laguna Restoration Plan

This plan, developed with S.F. Estuary Institute, Sonoma Water, and CDFW, provides a comprehensive strategy for rejuvenating habitats along the Laguna.

Click here to read more.