About LandPaths

LandPaths is an environmental education and conservation leader with the mission 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.

Land Acknowledgement

Our community gardens, office, and preserves throughout Sonoma County are located on the ancestral homelands of the Southern Pomo, Coast Miwok, Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, and Mishewal people, past, present, and future. We recognize them as the first people and the first stewards of this land.

Initiatives

Rooting Youth in Nature

LandPaths significantly reduces the barriers and expands opportunities to get outside so that more youth are able to experience wonder, joy, awe, belonging, and connection in nature.

Branching Out Conservation for Everyone

LandPaths expands the amount of people in Sonoma County who benefit from healthy land, understand the value of nature, and cultivate a sense of wanting to care for the land that gives so much back to us.

Community Care

Growing Community with Nature

Wildfires, flooding, and other challenges have dramatically increased globally and locally because of human-caused climate change. Reciprocal and joyful relationships between people and the land is a solution to climate disruption. From volunteer land stewardship days to community gatherings in local open spaces, you’ll find a range of creative, impactful opportunities to participate with LandPaths and make a difference.

Featured Outings

Refresh the Redwoods at Rancho Mark West

  • Day: Tuesday, July 2
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Place: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa

Please join Craig Anderson, co-executive director at LandPaths, for a morning and early afternoon watering the redwood saplings. We’ll provide coffee, breakfast snacks, water, and an energizing morning of tending the land in a beautiful place! The more people that participate, the more trees we can keep healthy and happy!

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Help Tend the Garden at Ocean Song

  • Day: Sunday, July 14
  • Time:11:30am – 3:30pm (you can leave early if you need to!) 
  • Place: Ocean Song Preserve, Occidental

The pollinator and habitat garden at Ocean Song/Myers is a truly magical place. You are invited to experience the land as you help tend the garden, a home for myriad blooms, bees, and birds (so many birds!) Activities depend on the season, and might include invasive species removal, pruning, mulching, mowing and other seasonal needs.

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A Puma's Journey: Book Adventure and Author Talk at Lafferty Ranch

  • Day: Saturday, July 20
  • Time: 9am -12pm
  • Place: Lafferty Ranch, Petaluma 

Join us for an engaging outdoor book adventure for all ages centered on Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma’s Journey, a graphic novel by author Tiffany Yap and illustrator Meital Smith. This outing is perfect for anyone who loves a nature-oriented, enteraining and educational graphic novel, including kids that love graphic novels!

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Let's Read Outside/Leamos Afuera - Bayer Farm

  • Day/Día: Friday, July 26; viernes, 26 de Julio
  • Time/Hora: 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Place/Lugar: Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa
  • Free/Gratis

Created especially for children ages 0 to 6 and their families/caregivers, Let’s Read Outside is an exciting, outdoor literary adventure to get the weekend started right! All kids in attendance will receive a free book! LandPaths will provide snacks straight from our garden to promote healthy eatting habits and the kids will make a special craft or activity that gose along with the story of the day. We’ll provide all of the craft supplies!

Creado especialmente para niños de 0 a 6 años y sus familias/cuidadores, Let’s Read Outside es una emocionante aventura literaria al aire libre para empezar bien el fin de semana.¡Todos los niños que asistan recibirán un libro gratis!LandPaths proporcionará refrigerios directamente de nuestro jardín para promover hábitos alimentarios saludables y los niños harán una manualidad o actividad especial que acompañará la historia del día. ¡Te proporcionaremos todos los materiales para manualidades!

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Stories + News

Stories from the Field

How LandPaths Gets Ready for Summer Nature Camp Season

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The morning sun peeks through the coastal clouds, birds caw and sing from their perches in the surrounding oaks, and 40 LandPaths’ staff and volunteers gather in the meadow at Bohemia Ecological Preserve for a daylong training […]

Protected: Community Partnership: Worker Leaders with North Bay Jobs with Justice Create Fuel Breaks at a LandPaths’ Preserve

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Remembering Lorri Duckworth

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Lorri Duckworth was one of those small family farmers who genuinely loved her produce. Even more so, she loved how people from all over the Bay Area, […]

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