Laguna de Santa Rosa

Shot on the way to work after a series of storms. The warm sunrise after heavy rains causes "Radiation Fog"


The Laguna de Santa Rosa was many years ago an important resource for the Santa Rosa Plain and Coastal Native people. It was a reliable source of fresh water and food and had spiritual importance as well. It was also an incredibly important wetland for birds and other wildlife. It also served as an important flood buffer for the Santa Rosa Plain.


Unfortunately it was relegated to a filthy sewer transportation canal and general garbage dump for much of the last Century.


Through the efforts of many local groups, student organizations, and government agencies as well as pressure from local tribes the Laguna is being restored slowly to it's former magnificence. I feel privileged to drive by it on my way to work many days.


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Taken on January 7, 2008