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Thursday, February 02, 2017Educational

Celebrating World Wetlands Day: Laguna Kayaking or Hiking A

Celebrating World Wetlands Day: 
Laguna Kayaking or Hiking Adventure* 
With Laguna Foundation Staff 
* If conditions are not suitable for kayaking, we’ll go for a hike instead!
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:00am-Noon 
Meeting at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$50. Pre-registration required at 

In celebration of World Wetlands Day, we’re getting outdoors to experience the Laguna up close and personal, and we’d love to have you join us!  If the Laguna water level is high enough and if the weather is cooperative (not too windy or too rainy), we’ll go kayaking.  Otherwise, we’ll go for a hike instead, rain or shine.  We’ll let you know the day before which activity we’ll be doing so you can plan accordingly.  We have all the kayaks, life vests, and paddles needed.  If you have your own kayak that you prefer using, let us know so we can coordinate.  Kayaking the Laguna gives us a different perspective of this amazing, dynamic place.  We’ll enjoy birding, looking for wildlife, and cruising through the upper canopy of oaks while getting some exercise and fresh air.  We’ll also keep our eyes open for trash to pick up so it doesn’t flow out to the Russian River and the ocean!  The Laguna de Santa Rosa is one of 2,247 sites around the world designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty that provides a framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day is “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”  We’ll discuss how a healthy Laguna reduces flooding downstream and how our collaborative restoration, conservation, and education work is helping make the Laguna Watershed more resilient.

Tour leaders include Laguna Foundation staff members Dr. Wendy Trowbridge, Director of Restoration and Conservation Science, and Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, as well as Laguna Docent Jim Dempsey and Laguna Guide Dan Gurney.  We’ll meet at Heron Hall (hot drinks and light snacks will be provided), and after a brief welcome and overview, we’ll head out.  Group size is limited, so sign up today!  Questions?  Email

For more information, see 
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, 

Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Meeting at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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