DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR STORM DRAINS FLOW?
The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a large 22 mile wetland area that drains the 254 square mile Russian River watershed. The Laguna is a significant flood plain that stores a large volume of the county’s storm water and is also the largest tributary to the Russian River.
Just to the west of Sebastopol the Laguna de Santa Rosa trails are a wonderful way to enjoy the area. With both paved and unpaved paths there are many options for loops and shorter and longer adventures.
While on trail you are likely to spot a variety of birds such as Herons, Egrets, Turkey Vultures and Kestrels. More than 200 different species of birds pass through the Laguna on their migrations paths. Steelhead Trout and Coho Salmon also use the Laguna to travel to some of the many tributaries to spawn.