Restoration & Conservation

Supporting Monarch Habitat

Easily recognized with its bright orange color, black stripes and white dots delicately painted across each wing, the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) may be one of nature's most iconic butterflies. Yet the population numbers of this once bountiful species are plummeting towards extinction due to several threats, including global climate change and habitat destruction.

The survival of the monarch butterfly is dependent on the abundance of native milkweed. Our work planting milkweed throughout the Laguna watershed will help support these dwindling populations.

We invite the public to come out and see the butterflies at the Laguna Foundation's Environmental Center this fall. Stay tuned for more information on a volunteer day of planting milkweed this spring.

Find out more about how we are helping to support the monarch butterfly population:

Sonoma West Times and News
Sept 4, 2019, by Laura Hagar Rush
“The Monarch Apocalypse”

Community Education

Camp Tule Registration is Open!

We invite young explorers ages 6-11 to join us for a week outdoors filled with exploration, discovery, creativity, and games. Register today - spaces are filling up fast!

Staying Connected to Nature at Home

Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay conneced to nature, even while sheltering in place.
Read more here.

All events have been canceled or rescheduled through April 15.

Around Your Watershed


We are adjusting our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, service vendors, and visitors. Click here for updates.

Welcome Anne Morkill, Our New Executive Director

After an extensive national search, the Laguna Foundation’s Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new Executive Director to the team.
Read more here.

NEW! Heron Hall Exhibit


"Sonoma County Wild"
Photography by Jerry Dodrill

On display through
May 5, 2020

Exhibit open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Please call ahead of your visit to confirm availability.

What is the Laguna de Santa Rosa?


Hot Off the Press!
Spring 2020 Meanderings

Stay up to date on our latest projects around the watershed!

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