Laguna Guides Training- Spring 2020

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

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Laguna Guides

Help our community deepen its enthusiasm, appreciation and knowledge of the Laguna de Santa Rosa! Laguna Guides are trained volunteers who share their knowledge about the Laguna during public education events at the Laguna Environmental Center and on Laguna trails throughout the watershed.

Date: Laguna Guides volunteer year-round, primarily on evenings and weekends.
Time: Varies depending on event.
Location: Primarily at the Laguna Environmental Center but also on the trails.
Experience & Qualifications: A 30-hour training course is offered every other year in the spring.(Next course begins March 2020.) In the meantime, we encourage you to attend our Laguna Greeter Training.

Expert Training Program
The Laguna Guides training program prepares volunteers to lead walks, activities and tours on Laguna trails and at the Laguna Environmental Center. Guides also host events at the Center, and help manage Heron Hall during public education talks, classes and workshops. Training classes are focused on the natural environment and cultural history of the Laguna, and how to create dynamic visitor experiences. Trainees receive a binder with reading and reference material that is closely tied with the theme of each classroom session. The training course fee is $90. Partial scholarships are available..

Upon completion of the training course, a minimum commitment of 5 volunteer hours each month is requested. Guides are part of the Laguna Education Programs Volunteer Team which includes fun on-going opportunities for continuing education, special outings and social events with fellow education programs volunteers.

For more information, please contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education Programs
Phone: (707) 527-9277 x102

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About Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation


900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, US

Mission Statement

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.


For 25 years, the Laguna Foundation has been the voice for Sonoma County’s most spectacular land and water asset - The Laguna de Santa Rosa.

Working closely with our partners and collaborators on conservation, restoration and education programs, we focus our efforts to:

  • Collaborate with landowners, government agencies, businesses and the agricultural community to improve water quality and groundwater resources for all.
  • ———Protect threatened and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat.
  • ———Attract ground-breaking scientific research to the Laguna watershed.
  • ———Bring together technical experts, land managers and policymakers to create effective climate adaptation strategies that preserve natural resources, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.
  • Remove invasive species including water primrose, pepperweed, Harding grass and pennyroyal.
  • ———Educate and inspire people of all ages to appreciate the Laguna through school programs, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.


Tue Mar 17, 2020 - Mon Apr 20, 2020


900 Sanford RoadSanta Rosa, CA 95401



  • Environmental Education





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