Ready to Act
For Land and 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
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 Ocean Song
Friday, April 24; 9am to 1pm
Leaders: LandPaths stewardship staff
Lend a hand at LandPaths’ newest preserve! With it’s beautiful native grasslands, lush gardens, oak woodlands, and views for miles, Ocean Song is an ecological and cultural treasure.
Join us for a morning of stewardship and community at this beautiful preserve!
Tasks may include garden stewardship, grassland restoration, or infrastructure maintainenceSIGN UP HERE
Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve
Saturday, April 25; 9am to 1pm
Leaders: LandPaths stewardship staff
Come make history with LandPaths! During the next three years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin’ new trail system and you can be a part of it. 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 maintenance of exisiting trails, brushing vegetation, cutting bench, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail. There are tasks for everyone!SIGN UP HERE
CANCELLED: For the Love of the Land: Open Mic at Rancho Mark West
Friday, March 27; 5:30pm to 9pm
Express yourself and your love for the land with an open mic session at Rancho Mark West. Surrounded by 120 acres of Redwoods, flowing creeks, and open space, we will take some time to give thanks to the life around us. We’ll start our night with a hike through the redwoods, followed by an Open Mic Session where you will have the opportunity to express your love of the land through poetry, spoken word, art, and music.SIGN UP HERE
LandPaths' Family Trek
Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24
Leaders: LandPaths trek docents
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
Aventuras en cuervos, canto de pájaros y compostaje
April 6, 2020
Durante las próximas semanas, mientras todxs nos refugiamos en lugar el condado de Sonoma, compartimos historias alentadoras del personal de LandPaths sobre cómo están descubriendo la naturaleza oculta y no tan …
Un Mensaje de Director Ejecutivo Craig Anderson
April 3, 2020
Queridxs amigxs, Se les extraña. Echamos de menos el zumbido de la actividad en un día de trabajo; Echamos de menos la incomodidad de la mañana seguida …
A Message from Executive Director Craig Anderson
April 2, 2020
Dear Friends, We miss you. We miss the hum of activity at a stewardship workday; We miss the morning awkwardness followed by warm, familial feelings in the …
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