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Our wild watershed: Monarch Butterflies – Protecting Monarchs and Other Pollinators in Your Community Zoom Presentation with Angela Laws, Xerces Society

Wednesday 20 Oct 5.30 p.m.-6.45 p.m.

Free (suggested donation of $ 5 to $ 15). Pre-registration required.

Learn about the basic biology and conservation status of pollinators, with a focus on western monarch butterflies. Iconic for their impressive top-to-bottom migration pattern in North America, western monarch butterflies have experienced an astonishing 99.9% decline since the 1980s. Angela Laws, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist disappearance at the Xerces Society, discuss why pollinators like monarchs are in decline, and highlight the many steps we can each take to protect monarchs and other pollinators in our communities.

Howl and howl: The Night Creatures of the Lagoon – Family Fun Event with Allison Titus

Sat Oct 30 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Free This event is sold out. Please join the waiting list.

Bats, owls and spiders, oh my god! Celebrate all things nightlife with this Halloween-themed exploration at the Laguna Environmental Center. We’ll keep our ears open for boos, visit an owl pellet dissection station, and use black light to discover nocturnal insects and arachnids that live at the lagoon. Our celebratory finale will see our local bats leave the hop barn for their nighttime hunt. They simultaneously leave their bat boxes in groups most nights in the fall to catch insects after sunset in a phenomenon called “fly out”. We can’t wait to introduce you and your family to the nocturnal wonders of the Laguna!

Sonoma County Greenbelt: Climate resilience in your garden

Group Discussion Webinar with Laguna Foundation, Greenbelt Alliance and Ag + Open Space

Wednesday, November 3 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To free. Pre-registration required.

Join this webinar to learn from local leaders and experts on the role of green belts in increasing climate resilience in Sonoma County. What is a “green belt” and where are they located in Sonoma County? Why are they important for the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed? Join us at the intersection of politics, land protection and people for an engaging roundtable with three local conservation and conservation organizations. Learn from local leaders and experts about the role of green belts in increasing climate resilience in Sonoma County, upcoming legislation protecting these important landscapes, and current and future management plans for the protected lands you know and love.

Laguna Stewards at Irwin Creek

Stewardship day with Ag + Open Space

Sat Nov 13 9 am-12:30pm

To free. Pre-registration required.

Build a community and learn more about plants and wildlife on our hands-on stewardship day at Irwin Creek! This special restoration site is an important wildlife corridor to the lagoon in the Santa Rosa Plain. In recent history, the project area was heavily cultivated and was almost completely devoid of native trees and shrubs. After a few phases of habitat restoration work, Irwin Creek now has a young forest of native riparian trees, a more diverse understory, and plenty of shrubs to provide habitat for wildlife. Join us to continue our ongoing stewardship and maintenance tasks and learn more about the history of the site.

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