Join us for the 6th annual Ceremony Offering Acts of Beauty to the Wounded Waters of our World. Each year, in different ways, we have gathered at the Laguna to share our love for life on Earth and the waters that nourish life – along with our sorrows for all the ways our waters and Earth has become damaged and wounded.
This has been a momentous year – from the continued ravages of human created climate change and the pledges of the new administration to roll back what scant protections our Earth and waters have had… to the inspiration of the Water Protectors who so bravely defended the Missouri River and showed us new/ancient ways of resistance… and more. There is truly much to celebrate and much to mourn.
Join us in creating a ceremonial space to share our joys and sorrows, our love for life on Earth and the waters that nourish it. This year we will be holding ceremonial space with the help of handmade kelp rattles. Each person will have the space to express themselves in the moment or remain silent, as feels right for them. While we invite people to stay the entire length of the ceremony, you are welcome to come and leave at any time that feels right for you.
As in previous years, we hold our ceremony in collaboration with the Laguna, a wetland that was once damaged, degraded and is now partially restored through the work of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and others.
Walking Directions to the Ceremony site:
Park in the Sebastopol Community Center parking lot. At the South end of this lot is the entrance to the wetlands preserve. Walk a short distance down the trail to the entrance to the summer bridge. There will be signs posted along the route pointing the way.
You may want to bring:
A cushion to sit on; a water bottle; an umbrella for shade
For questions, more information or to let us know you are coming: