LandPaths is an environmental education and conservation leader with the mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County. We believe everyone should have access to the awe and inspiration of nature.
Annually, we engage thousands of participants like you in joyful, caring, and transformative relationship with the land. We do this mainly through creative outings led in both English and Spanish, environmental education, nature camps, and people-powered land stewardship of local open spaces.
Growing Community with Nature
Challenges like catastrophic wildfires and flooding are dramatically increasing due to human-caused climate change. Reciprocal and joyful relationships between people and the land is one of the solutions. From volunteer land stewardship days focused on wildlife fuel reduction to community gatherings in local open spaces, you’ll find a range of creative, impactful opportunities to get involved with caring for the land and community in Sonoma County.
Volunteer Trail Stewardship at Riddell Preserve
- Day: Friday, September 15
- Time: 9am – 1:30pm
- Place: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg
Trails are crucial to safe access to nature, for both land and people. They also help reduce erosion and overuse of sensitive ecosystems. At LandPaths, our trails are people-powered, and we need your help maintaining them on these occasional stewardship days.Sign Up Here
Raptor Hike at Red Hill Trail
- Day: Saturday, September 16
- Time: 10am – 2pm
- Place: Red Hill Trail via Pomo Canyon
- Cost: Donation price of your choice from $5 to $40 you can get up to four tickets for one donation. Payment due upon registration. Refunds only if cancellations are received at least 48 hours in advance.
The fall migration is beginning soon! You’re invited to join LandPaths and extraordinary naturalist and longtime friend of LandPaths “Duck” Dave Barry for a raptor sighting hike near the Sonoma Coast. At the top of Red Hill trail, we’re hoping to see just a few of the four billion birds that a flying south this time of year.Sign Up Here
Volunteer Stewardship Day at Grove of Old Trees
- Day: Thursday, September 22
- Time: 9am – 1pm
- Place: Grove of Old Trees, Occidental
Trails are crucial to safe access to nature, for both land and people. They also help reduce erosion and overuse of sensitive ecosystems. At LandPaths, our trails are people-powered, and we need your help maintaining them on these occasional stewardship days. We will also remove invasive grass from our meadows.Sign up here
Harvest Festival at LandPaths' Bayer Farm
- Day/Dia: Saturday, September 30; sabado 30 de septiembre
- Time/Hora: 10am to 3pm
- Place/Lugar: Bayer Farm, 1550 West Avenue., Santa Rosa
- Free! Gratis
This is the 16th Annual LandPaths Festival de Cosecha/Harvest Festival held at Bayer Farm in Roseland! Festival activities will include: Live music ⬧ Educational workshops for the whole family ⬧ Garden tours ⬧ Dance performances ⬧ Salsa competition ⬧Community engagement opportunities ⬧ Sponsor and community informational booths ⬧ Inspiration and community-building in a beautiful setting.Sign Up Here/Inscribase aqui
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Stories from the Field
Reflections on Interconnection in a California Coastal Prairie
August 7, 2023
by Miles Sarvis-Wilburn Stewardship Field Specialist The grasslands at Bohemia Ecological Preserve are California coastal prairie, a protected and unique habitat that contains an incredible amount of species …
Fostering a Love of the Land as a LandPaths’ Intern: An Interview with Andrew Magdaleno
May 26, 2023
An internship is an excellent way to gain experience in the field of community conservation in Sonoma County. In the second installment of a new interview series …
Fostering a Love of the Land as a LandPaths’ Intern – An Interview with Calvin Howell
May 23, 2023
Photo by Emmaline Jones – Willowflower Photography An internship is an excellent way to get involved with LandPaths in diverse ways. In this first installation of a …
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