Our 2023 Camps Campaign is on through May 1
Get Kids Outside!
Kids need to connect. The fun and wonder found in nature boosts curiosity, cultivates confidence, and builds a sense of care for the land and each other. And your gift towards camp scholarships will support working families.
Our goal is to raise $180,000 by May 1st. The first $20,000 donated to our Camps Campaign will be matched thanks to the Julia Rose Coughlan Memorial Fund, and an anonymous donor.
Last year, together, we met that need by expanding our camps and offering scholarships to 50% of all campers – let’s do it again!
Growing Community with Nature
Facing the challenges like catastrophic fire and drought dramatically increased by climate change, LandPaths more than ever believes in cultivating connection between people and the land. From wildfire fuel reduction volunteer days to conservation workforce training, we offer a range of equitable, creative, impactful land stewardship opportunities to get you in nature for care and community.
Sing for Spring Equinox Celebration - Cantémosle a la Primavera
Days/Días: Saturday, March 25/sábado, 25 de marzo
Place/Lugar: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa
Time/Hora: 10am to 2pm
Con/With Ag &Open Space
Join LandPaths and partner Sonoma Ag + Open Space in celebrating the spring equinox at Rancho Mark West! Bring the whole family and enjoy connecting to the great outdoors. Take an opportunity to do some mental spring-cleaning by hiking along Mark West Creek (a flat, yet uneven 1 mile hike) or adventure up the hillside to bring love and song to recently burned Redwoods, Oaks, Madrones, and Doug firs (a 2-mile hike with around 800 feet in elevation gain and loss). There will be plenty of activities for the kids, Library of Sonoma’s BiblioBus, crafting corn husk dolls, and more!
Help with Broom and Burn Piles at Riddell Preserve
It’s wildfire fuels reduction time on the preserve! Now that we’ve pulled tons of French Broom and lopped Douglas Firs, it’s time to minimize the woody debris while it’s okay to do burn piles. The more people we have, the more we can do!
Tasks for the day include:
Hiking up and down moderate slopes
Lighting burn piles
Gathering wood debris and adding woody debris to burn piles
Adjusting pile shape with hand-tools
Putting out burn pile with water and hand-tools.
Assessing fire heat.
Removing French broom and other fuels using hand tools
Become a LandPaths' Docent at Rancho Mark West
Day: April 1 & 2 (Must attend both days of the training)
Time: 9am to 1pm; 10am to 4pm
Place: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa
Join our two-day training to become a docent with LandPaths at Rancho Mark West in the Mayacamas Mountains 20 minutes outside of downtown Santa Rosa!
This preserve is currently only open through guided outings and volunteer stewardship days. Docents are critical to increasing access to Rancho Mark West preserve through creative and inspiring outings on the land, and you’ll get to explore the preserve on your own as an added perk!Learn more about becoming a docent!
Vamos Afuera: Flores Silvestres de Sears Point Ranch
Día: domingo 2 de abril
Hora: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Lugar: Sears Point Ranch, Petaluma
Con Sonoma Land Trust y LandPaths
Las tierras altas de Sears Point Ranch con vista a la Bahía de San Pablo resplandecen con una variedad de flores cada primavera. Únase a nosotros en este paseo por las tierras altas para explorar los prados de flores silvestres y obtener una vista panorámica de la vasta extensión de marismas. Una marisma es terreno bajo y pantanoso que inundan las aguas del mar, en este caso la bahía de San Pablo. Este evento se llevará a cabo en español, y es una colaboración entre Sonoma Land Trust y LandPaths. Tania Delgado, guía bilingüe de excursiones para Sonoma Land Trust, va a ser nuestra guía por el día. Para ver de cerca estos prados de flores silvestres mientras disfruta de las vistas de la Bahía de San Pablo.registrarse aqúi
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
A Classroom Takes to the Land: A Day of Environmental Philosophy & Stewardship with Santa Rosa Junior College students
October 25, 2022
Tags: environmental education, growing community with nature, riddell preserve, stewardship
by Miles Sarvis-Wilburn, Stewardship Field Specialist I met Professor Alexa Forrester for the first time at a LandPaths’ volunteer stewardship day. A professor of Philosophy at Santa …
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Covid Policies at LandPaths
October 21, 2022
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. Since March of 2020, when shelter-in-place …
Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths 2022
October 6, 2022
Leer en español abajo Anastacia C. felt nervous when she first headed out on this year’s Vamos a Yosemite con LandPaths. She’d never been there before; she wasn’t …
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