Ready to Act
For Land & Community
Established in 1996, LandPaths is a nonprofit community conservation organization with the mission of fostering a love of the land in Sonoma County.
Diverse by design, we achieve this through three core initiatives:
- Rooting youth in nature
- Branching out conservation for everyone
- Growing community with nature
Covid-19 Response: Updated December 2020
LandPaths’ commitment to the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community has only strengthened during the immense mental, physical, and financial challenges of Covid-19. We continue to connect people with the land and each other in creative ways. We created these policies based on new OSHA requirements as well as research in best practices that includes input from the Center for Disease Control, California state and Sonoma County health directives, and LandPaths’ legal advisor
Our goal is to support our entire community to get outdoors safely by doing the following:
- Implementing updated safety directives based on strict following of state and county public health mandates.
- Re-imagining programs to keep you connected to nature safely.
- Supporting staff as they work remotely.
Get Kids Outside
Rooting Youth in Nature
Play in nature reduces stress, promotes healthy sleep, enhances creativity and self-respect in children. Learning in nature has been proven to improve academic achievement, problem solving, social awareness and enthusiasm for school.
We reduce the barriers and expand opportunities to get outside so that more children can reap the benefits found in nature.
Branching Out Conservation for Everyone
We expand the percentage of people in Sonoma County who benefit from healthy land, understand the value of nature, and cultivate a sense of reciprocity with the environment. We welcome new perspectives and believe it is our job to expand the conservation movement to the larger community.
Growing Community with Nature
As we face a climate crisis, LandPaths more than ever believes in the importance of forging essential connections between people and the land. From stewardship opportunities to multi-day treks across the land to community gardens and collective gatherings in nature, we address community care from many angles. Every one equally important.
Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Preserve
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 9am to 1pm
Leaders: Elias Lopez and Kyle Gift, LandPaths Stewardship Specialists
Location: Bohemia Ecological Preserve
Give nature a hand! Come and join us at the stunning, 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve for a day of stewardship, community-building, a bit of exercise and some fun! Tasks are dependent on need and season.SIGN UP HERE
Charlie Brown Xmas Tree Hunt
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 9:30am to 4pm; Various time slots
Leaders: LandPaths’ Stewardship Specialists
Location: Ocean Song Preserve
Date: Monday, December 16, 2020
Who: For youth ages 9 – 17 and their families
Leaders: LandPaths, Naturalmente Indigena, Adela Diaz-Villalta
Location: Zoom; pre-registration required to get link
This workshop will uplift youth voices and while intended for youth 9-17 and their families, this event is open to all ages! We invite you to participate in this youth/family space, and share in a conversation on Tonantzin (Mother Earth), and the gifts she offers us to use towards our wellness.
Leading the workshop along with her family is Adela Diaz-Villalta, 13, President of Naturalmente Indígena, a youth organization promoting community, ceremony, and traditional knowledge towards sustainably. She is also a Project G.O.O.D (growing our own destiny) intern with Yisrael Family Urban Farm. During this pandemic Adela is facilitating a youth mindfulness circle for tween and teen girls of color. Gather with us at home with your family to listen or participate by using the suggested material list.REGISTER HERE
Nourished by Nature Winter Camp
CANCELLED DUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS
Dates: December 21 – 23, 2020
Who: Grades 1 – 6
Time: 10am to 3pm
Leaders: LandPaths Education Field Specialists
Location: Bohemia Ecological Preserve
Cost: $180 with scholarships available
Read LandPaths Youth Programs Covid 19 Protocols Here.
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
Teens Escape Screens on an Eco Adventure with LandPaths
January 13, 2021
The first weeks of 2021 have been challenging on a national scale. We wanted to offer you a chance to take a cleansing breath and learn about …
20 Years with the Grove of Old Trees
December 21, 2020
It’s hard to believe, but in 1990s, these grand redwoods, tucked off an inconspicous lane in west Sonoma County, were slated to be cut down as part of a …
Response to Covid-19/ Nuestra Respuesta a Covid-19
December 11, 2020
For 25 years LandPaths has actively worked for land and community in Sonoma County. Our commitment is further strengthened during the immense mental, physical, and financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe our local open …
Get Outside with LandPaths