About the Laguna Canyon Foundation
The Laguna Canyon Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, enhancing, and promoting the South Coast Wilderness Area. This 20,000-acre area of includes Laguna Coast and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Parks, Crystal Cove State Park, and the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve. We work to Keep It Wild!
The Laguna Canyon Foundation fulfills its mission by managing and supporting park volunteers in Laguna Coast and Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Parks, providing educational and recreational programs and activities, coordinating land acquisitions, coordinating habitat restoration programs, and providing supplemental funding to our partner parks.
Our Roots - Land Acquisition and Conservation:
Since 1991 Laguna Canyon Foundation has worked to preserve the land within and around Laguna Canyon. With the creation of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Aliso Wood Wilderness Park, the Foundation has dedicated itself to protecting and enhancing existing parkland as well as to preserving additional wilderness. Through contributions, we provide financial support for the parks and preserves within the regional, 20,000-acre coastal system. We encourage planned gifts to ensure future generations the joy of experiencing this wilderness. Over the past 20 years, the Laguna Canyon Foundation has:
Laguna Canyon Foundation reflects a unique partnership between community and environmental activists, civic and municipal leaders, and private property owners and developers. The Foundation's success has shown that by working together we can keep it wild!
Our Current Work - A New Challenge
Thanks to the efforts of incredible individuals and local non-profit groups, the South Coast Wilderness area is preserved in perpetuity and open for future generations to enjoy. However, our work and mission are not completed; this land we helped preserve still needs our help. To this end, the Laguna Canyon Foundation currently works to support our partner parks of the South Coast Wilderness area in the following program areas:
Learn more about our programs
The Laguna Canyon Foundation is run by a small and dedicated staff.
Maxwell Borella - Executive Director
Guinevare Breeding - Administrative Director
Gigi Logan - Public Program and Volunteer Manager
Jordan Van Durme - Education Coordinator
Meg Jones - Development Consultant
Mary Fegraus - Advisor
Josh Boyle- Lead Educator
Matthew Sutton - Environmental Educator
Seve Sanchez- Environmental Educator
Board of Directors
Elisabeth Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President and Laguna Greenbelt Representative
OC Park Representative
City of Laguna Beach Representative
Village Laguna Representative
Ciry of Laguna Woods Representative