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.
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.
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.
Broomapullooza at Riddell Preserve
- Day: Saturday, February 24
- Time: 10am – 2pm
- Place: Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg
- Family friendly volunteer stewardship day!
The season of broom stewardship is here and you’re invited to beautiful Riddell Preserve for our second session of a month-long Broomapullooza!! And, in an exciting addition, we’re mixing art with stewardship with the chance to participate in a collaborative broom sculpture with Kelsi Anderson.Register Here
Vamos Afuera: Explorando Lake Sonoma
- Día: sábado, 2 de marzo
- Time/Hora: 8:45am – 2pm
- Lugar: El lago Sonoma con transporte desde Bayer Farm, 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa
Broomapullooza at Bohemia Ecological Preserve
- Day: Saturday, March 9
- Time: 10am – 2pm
- Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental
The season of broom stewardship is here! Come on out for a day of forest stewardship centered on getting rid of French broom (see why below), delicious snacks, and community!
Thank you to our friends at Sonoma County Ag + Open Space for helping to make this stewardship event possible!Sign up here
Spring Break Nature Camp at Preston Farm
- Days/Días: March 18 – 22; 18 – 22 de marzo
- Hours/Horas: 9am – 3pm
- Place/Lugar: Preston Farm, Healdsburg
- Ages/Edades: 6 – 13
- scholarships available! becas disposables
Nestled between a meandering stream and a sleepy stretch of a former wagon trail, Preston Farm’s vegetable fields, fruit and olive trees, grain, and pastured animals are a model of biodiversity. Campers will play nature games, sing songs with LandPaths’ amazing youth team, make art, and discover the plants, animals, and beneficial insects that make this farm special.sign up here
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
Enter the Big Tree Month Photo Contest – January 2024
January 2, 2024
It’s time for the Big Tree Month Photo Contest! Large and big old-growth trees in Sonoma County captivate LandPaths participants with their immense size and complex network …
Reflections: Slow Restoration Community Forestry Project for Women and Nonbinary Participants
November 20, 2023
By Lara O’Herlihy, Stewardship Field Specialist This past October, fourteen strangers met for the first time at Riddell Preserve, LandPaths’ 400-acre protected open space preserve in the …
Students Make More Nature and Science Connections through New Environmental Education Pathways Project in Sonoma County
February 5, 2024
Students Make New Connections WithEnvironmental Education Pathways On a brisk and sunny day at Glen Oaks Ranch, 3rd graders from Flowery Elementary School chat merrily as they hike …
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