The City of Sebastopol welcomes volunteers in a number of different ways. Some of those are formal programs like our Adopt a Landscape Program. Some are less formal. If you have an interest in volunteering, please contact
The Laguna needs your help!! The Laguna Keepers are a special group of volunteers who regularly work to maintain and improve the Preserve. In addition, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation also has a docent training program to educate children about the value of the Laguna ecosystem.
For information on volunteering , please contact the City Planning Department at (707) 823-6167. Volunteers have planted trees, shrubs and grasses, maintained trails, installed bird and bat houses, picked up trash and flood debris, and conducted educational tours for visitors. The Laguna Keepers are a special group of volunteers who regularly work to maintain and improve the Preserve. In addition, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation also has a docent training program. Docents visit area schools to educate children about the value of the Laguna ecosystem.
The Laguna Preserve project also needs financial help. As a small city with very limited resources, obtaining community contributions and grants from outside agencies is critical to this project. Donations can be made to the City’s Laguna Preserve Fund, and should be sent c/o the City Planning Department, 714 Johnson Street, Sebastopol, California 95472. Thank you!
You can also help by visiting the Laguna Preserve in Sebastopol and seeing for yourself this hidden resource. The Laguna is a premier bird-watching area, and you may be lucky enough to spot other wildlife. The scope of the Preserve so far is quite small, but over time, the hope is that it will grow substantially as the importance of this ecological resource is fully recognized. The entry to the Preserve is located at the south end of the Sebastopol Community Center Parking lot at 390 Morris Street in Sebastopol. There is a short walking trail that adjoins the Laguna channel, and loops around the City’s former wastewater ponds. From late Spring to early Fall, a floating pedestrian bridge is in place to connect to a trail on the east bank of the Laguna channel.
If you have questions, please contact Kari Svanstrom in the City of Sebastopol Planning Department at (707) 823-6167.
Sister City Exchange Program
Over Thirty Years of Global Outreach and Partnership
The City of Sebastopol has two Sister Cities – Yamauchi-Takeo, Japan and Chihirin, Ukraine. The City partners with Sebastopol World Friends on outreach efforts to both of these wonderful cities. Sebastopol World Friends recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and have overseen the exchange of over hundreds of students and adults between Sebastopol and our Sister Cities.
Volunteer Opportunity Calendar
Want to be part of the solution and have fun in the process? Sebastopol is home to over 200 non-profit organizations. Find out about local organizations in need of your volunteer energy. Check out our Opportunities Calendar and see the many different ways you can contribute to help knit the community fabric.