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For Immediate Release

Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open House

SANTA ROSA, CA | February 15, 2024

The much-anticipated Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan is set to take center stage at a community open house on Wednesday, February 21 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Great Blue Heron Hall from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Restoration Plan was collaboratively developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute, Sonoma Water, and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation with funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and input from a variety of stakeholders including technical experts, tribal representatives, and landowners. When implemented, this comprehensive strategy will breathe new life into the habitats spanning the Laguna de Santa Rosa's 22-mile floodplain. This open house is an opportunity for attendees to take a deeper look at the goals, methodologies, and pivotal role this plan will play in restoring the ecological health and biodiversity of this unique wetland complex in the heart of Sonoma County.

WHAT: Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan Community Open House
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Through a slide presentation and question session, the planning team will provide an overview of how the Laguna de Santa Rosa floodplain has changed over time and highlight how to re-create well-connected and biologically diverse areas of open water, freshwater marsh, and woody riparian areas within an altered landscape that is vulnerable to land uses and climate change. The increased habitat extent would benefit native fish and wildlife species that live in the Laguna de Santa Rosa during their lifecycle. The restored areas would help improve water quality by reducing the amount of fine sediment and decreasing conditions favorable for certain invasive plants.

Anne Morkill, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 ext 103   

Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water
(707) 331-2040