What We Do
We foster a love of the land in Sonoma County
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. Read more.
Growing Community with Nature
Facing the challenges like catastrophic fire and drought dramatically increased by climate change, LandPaths more than ever believes in forging care and connection between people and the land. From stewardship days for all ages to conservation workforce training, we address community care with curiosity, determination, and creativity.
Help pull Yellow Star Thistle at Bohemia Preserve
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 9am to 2:30pm
Place: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, Occidental
Come on out and join our friendly stewardship staff and help keep the land healthy and resilient in the face of wildfire and other climate-change aggravated challenges, and have fun outdoors with like-minded people! Bohemia Ecological Preserve is located on the ancestral territory of the Coast Miwok, past, present, and future.
Tasks for the day: We’ll be improving the health of our grasslands by removing Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), an invasive that has the ability to severely out compete native grassland species. Each plant can disperse more than 35,000 seeds per year, making the removal of Yellow Starthistle a priority in our native grasslands.Find out more and register here!
Redwood Sapling Stewardship at Rancho Mark West
Last December, volunteers like you showed up for the land and community big time, joining together to plant 4400 redwood saplings over a whirlwind four-day stretch. This amazingly successful weekend of stewardship has supported LandPaths to continue to safely host community gatherings, school visits, and Owl Campers, while helping provide habitat and to heal and protect the watershed, the creek, and the overall health of the land. We are now looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help us continue the work of tending the trees by providing much needed watering- and potentially some weeding!Click here to sign up!
Let's Read Outside: Stories in the Garden
Date: Friday, August 5
Time: 10am to 11:30am
Place: Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa
Free and for families with children ages 0 – 6.
Join us for an exciting, outdoor, literary adventure geared towards young children ages 0-6yrs and their families/caregivers. We will share and aloud reading session at Bayer Farm, heart of Roseland, while enjoying the beauty of the garden. All participating children will walk away with a book at the end of each session to add to their collection at home. Participants will also enter a raffle for a chance to win a special hand-made reading quilt donated by our partners at Santa Rosa Quilting Guild! Most books and events will be bilingual, in English and Spanish. Pre-registration is required.sign up today!
Harvest Festival at Bayer Farm
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 10am to 3pm
Place: LandPaths’ Bayer Farm, Santa Rosa
Free for the community!
Bayer Farm is a community hub and garden in Southwest Santa Rosa where LandPaths builds community through nature. LandPaths is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Bayer Farm in 2022!
This is the 11th Annual LandPaths Festival de Cosecha/Harvest Festival held at Bayer Farm in Roseland! Festival activities will include: Live music ⬧ Educational workshops for the whole family ⬧ Garden tours ⬧ Dance performances ⬧ Salsa competition ⬧Community engagement opportunities ⬧ Sponsor and community informational booths ⬧ Inspiration and community-building in a beautiful setting.
Registration link will be coming soon, so mark your calendar!Save the Date!
Stories + News
Stories from the Field
LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State Parks.
June 16, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2022 Contact: Leilani Clark, Communications Lead Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: (707) 332-4736 LandPaths receives $700,000 Outdoor Equity Grants Program grant from California State …
Covid Policies at LandPaths
April 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 …
Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward
October 21, 2021
“This is gorgeous!” declares an 8th grader from Roseland Accelerated Middle School, looking across the waves of native grasslands billowing towards stands of redwood, oak, madrone, and bay trees, underneath a blue sky stippled with clouds at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. The Dutch Bill Watershed, where Bohemia is located, is the …
The Community Rallied to Plant 4400 Redwood Saplings at Rancho Mark West in ONE Weekend
December 9, 2021
A warm and hearty thank you to everyone who helped plant redwood saplings at Rancho Mark West with LandPaths! Volunteers showed up for the land and community big time, joining together to plant …
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