iREAD Outside on a Beautiful, Handmade Quilt!

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This past Thursday, members of the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild and the Pointless Sisters delivered 25 handmade quilts inspired by children’s literature and the outdoors, to Bayer Farm to kick off LandPaths' iREAD Outside summer program. What a unique and heartfelt donation!

iREAD Outside is a weekly LandPaths series for young children and families, combining the wonders of being outside, visiting local parks and preserves throughout the County, with the joy of reading.  These outings demonstrate and support reading tools for parents and caregivers, while also creating positive associations with reading—it can be fun!  

These lovingly stitched quilts tie the experience together, providing a beautiful and cozy place to enjoy a book together. In the end every single quilt will be given away to families participating in the iREAD Outside program, along with hundreds of books donated to LandPaths through our Nature Book Drive.  Click here to read more!

LandPaths in the News - April 6th, 2017

Press Democrat: Sonoma County’s LandPaths ignites teens' passion for nature

"...they formed a circle with their adult leaders to reflect silently on the previous three days, on the beauty of the land, the wildlife they had seen, the expectations they had when they started out and the experience of pushing forward through fatigue, self-doubt, homesickness and, one of them, severe nausea, only to arrive at camp and have the heavens open up."  Click here to read the full article.

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FEATURED OUTINGS & VOLUNTEER STEWARDSHIP

Explore Bohemia!

August 22nd, 2017

Bohemia Ecological Preserve: Summer's Bounty!

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We’ll do an exploration of the THREE B’S (Birds/Butterflies/other Bugs), explore what’s in bloom, who is pollinating  right now and who is saying what and to whom! We’ll be moving at a leisurely pace around various parts of the Preserve to gaze in wonder at the creatures and plant life in this beautiful place.   We will be hiking 2-4 miles up and down hills  while taking our time to listen to, talk about, and observe bird, pollinator and plant life.  Click here to register.

Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve

July 20th, 2017

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Come make history with LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District! During the next two years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin' new trail system and you can be a part of it. The Riddell Preserve has no hiking trails currently.  New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs. By helping build these trails, you will be a part of the Riddell Preserve forever! No experience necessary.  LandPaths will provide necessary tools, but feel free to bring your own if you have them.  Click here to register.