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Spread the word on conservationists

February 19, 2021

 Join the Laguna Foundation and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space for "Early Career Conservationists. Spread the word about this exciting webinar series beginning later this month! Join the Laguna Foundation and Sonoma County Ag + Open Space for "Early Career Conservationists of Sonoma County,” a three-part series building on our first Early Career Conservationist panel this past fall. These free events feature the perspectives of early-career leaders as well as experienced mentors who work in conservation, climate action, and education. This is a great learning opportunity for aspiring conservation and climate action professionals. Pre-registration required. All events will be recorded and sent to registrants.


Women in conservation - A virtual panel discussion 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 2-3:30 p.m. 


The Laguna Foundation is proud to host Taylor Acosta (Ag + Open Space), Annie Madden (Laguna Foundation), Sophie Noda (Point Blue), and Shelly Spriggs (Laguna Foundation, Sonoma Water) for this candid panel discussion moderated by Allison Titus (Community Education Manager at the Laguna Foundation). These women work in conservation and education for several different organizations across Sonoma County, and their work ranges from managing wildlife camera programs, to banding birds, to restoring and stewarding critical habitat. Join us for the first of three insightful discussions on green career paths and the unique role of early career leaders in the environmental movement.


Early career climate leaders - A virtual panel discussion

March 3, 2021. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 


The Laguna Foundation is proud to host Christine Byrne (Sonoma Water), Connor DeVane (Daily Acts), Devyn Friedfel (Pepperwood Preserve), and Janina Turner (The Climate Center) for this candid discussion moderated by Allison Titus (Community Education Manager at the Laguna Foundation). These early-career environmental leaders work to address climate change in different ways in Sonoma County. How did they enter the environmental field, and what inspired them to take action on climate in their careers? Join us for an inspiring and honest conversation with these young professionals working for a better future.


Early career conservationists - Mentors panel discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 4- 5:30 p.m. 


The Laguna Foundation is proud to bring together Sasha Berleman, Ph.D. (Audubon Canyon Ranch), Kathleen Marsh (Ag + Open Space), Jamie Nakama (LandPaths) and Neal Ramus (Sonoma Land Trust) for a discussion moderated by Margaret Boeger (Pepperwood Preserve) on tips for building a green career and the role of mentorship in environmental work. From young staff members, to teen program participants, to community volunteers - these panelists improve our planet for future generations by empowering people to take action and progress in their work, communities and world.  

There is no charge for these events, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax . For more information, please contact:  Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager, at I can be reached: Mon/Wed/Fri 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tue./Thu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.