Announcing our New Spring Break Nature Camp!

March 18 - 22, 2019

Registration is open

Owl Camp _Rancho Mark West _Kids _Creek _2016_Photo Credit _John Burgess


Spring Break Nature Camp is a nature-based day camp open to young people aged 6 to12. Modeled after our award-winning In Our Own Backyard (IOOBY), spring break campers will learn and play while exploring the rich environment of Rancho Mark West.  A 120-acre preserve with a pristine creek, pond, big red barn, redwood forest, and miles of trails, in northeast Santa Rosa off St. Helena Road, Rancho Mark West is about 25 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa.


Our newest camp offering, Spring Break Nature Camp is a place for children to explore the natural world through the lens of the four themes: Discovery and Exploration, Watersheds, Habitat, and Stewardship. Grounded in youth-centered discovery, campers will learn about the natural environment while having fun with age-appropriate activities, nature adventures and games. Campers will hike the trails and discover life under logs, in the creek, and at the pond. They’ll also practice canoeing skills on the lake (weather-permitting) and participate in a stewardship project.


At the heart of our camp is the opportunity for every camper to build memorable connections with the land, a foundation for a healthy community that deeply values caring for each other and the land. Register today!

Trail Building Workday at Riddell Preserve

February 23, 2019

Come Make History with LandPaths!

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We are installing a new trail system and you can be a part of it.  Riddell Preserve currently has only one completed hiking trail. 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! Trail work includes brushing vegetation, cutting bench, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail.  There are tasks for everyone.   

No experience necessary. LandPaths will provide necessary tools, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Helpful tools include loppers and hand saws. Register here.