Dear Friends, Neighbors and Partners,
As the cool winds and refreshing rains of autumn move through the Laguna de Santa Rosa, we’re all looking for ways to find peace and recovery from October’s fires. There’s a balance between keeping all that occurred present and in our minds,
while also stepping forward into hope, restoration and optimism for the months ahead.
A water-ful winter and life-filled spring are just around the corner.
The staff, board and volunteer community of the Laguna Foundation experienced loss and change along with the rest of Sonoma County, but we’re finding our feet again! The Laguna Learning Center and all of our restoration sites escaped major fire-damage – staff and volunteers were back in the field just days after the fires, and our office hours are now back to normal. Programs are running and well-attended, and our offices are humming with activity and visitors.
As Laguna Foundation works with our partners to focus on fire-recovery efforts,
we find ourselves inspired and finding new opportunities to collaborate, coordinate and plan together. Here are a few ways we’re stepping forward into recovery: