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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.
Spring Break Nature Camp
March 16 to 20 2020 ; 9am to 3pm
Leaders: LandPaths youth programs staff
$300 with scholarships available based on need
Spring Break Nature Camp is a day camp open to young people aged 6 to 12. Modeled after our award-winning environmantal education program, In Our Own Backyard (IOOBY), spring break campers will learn and play while exploring the rich environment of Rancho Mark West.Click Here to Register
A Day of Stewardship and Stories of the Land w/ Executive Director Craig Anderson
Saturday, March 7; 10am to 3pm
Join us for a special day of stewardship at Riddell Preserve with Executive Director Craig Anderson. We’ll spend the morning tending the land together. In the early afternoon, we’ll break for a warm meal, provided by LandPaths, in the property’s lovely cabin with its views of Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley. Over lunch, Craig will share stories from the land.Click Here to Register
Attuning Your Senses to Nature at Bohemia Ecological Preserve
Saturday, March 21; 10am to 2pm
Slow down, open your senses deeply, be receptive to what lies all around you and learn to hear, see, smell, touch, and (yes!) taste in a new way. We will visit different habitats of the preserve (the Margaret Creek woodland, the Duvoul Creek and nearby meadow) and use a variety of activities to open to new sensory impressions.Click here to Register
Stewardship Workday at Ocean Song Preserve
Friday, February 28 from 9am to 1pm
Come 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 maintenance.Sign Up Today
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
Stewardship, Joy, and Gratitude at LandPaths’ First Volunteer Stewardship Workday at Ocean Song Preserve
February 20, 2020
Set to a soundtrack of soothing ocean waves rising from the Sonoma Coast below, LandPaths’ hosted our first stewardship workday of 2020 in January at Ocean Song …
Journey to Saddle Mountain
February 4, 2020
On the eastern boundary of Santa Rosa sits a special place called Saddle Mountain. Once at risk of development, the 960-acre preserve is home to portions of …
LandPaths’ Inspired Forward Gets High School Students Outside, Studying Biology, and Connecting with Nature at Shell Beach
January 22, 2020
Harbor seals resting on rocks and playing in the waves. Sea birds soaring across an azure sky broken by clouds. Wait, wait! Look! Is that a whale …
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