Ocean Song should not be accessed by the public due to the County Health Officer’s shelter-in-place orders. Please click here to read the entire update on LandPaths Preserves and Partner Properties.
Our 421-acre preserve in western Sonoma County teems with native coastal grasslands, canyons, pristine ponds and streams, mixed oak woodlands, redwoods, and acres of garden and farmland. A breath-taking abundance of plant and animal life call this place home. This is the ancestral territory of the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok.
Hike ridgetop grasslands to find sweeping views from Mt. Tamalpais to Point Reyes. Explore babbling, soothing Finley Creek which connects with the Salmon Creek watershed. Find respite in the organic garden with its herbs, flowers, and buzzing bees. Listen to the diverse songs and calls of local birds. Feel the ocean breeze across your face as you immerse in nature on this protected forever land.
How to get involved
Volunteer to do stewardship in the organic garden or in the more wild areas of the property.
Donate to our Ocean Song campaign
Volunteer in the LandPaths office to help with Ocean Song administrative needs.
Located on the ancestral territory of the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok people, the land that became Ocean Song was purchased from a local ranching family by Pieter and Marya Myers in 1975, the result of a friendship with Bill Wheeler, who owned on the neighboring parcel.
The Myers, in partnership with the Ananda spiritual community, built homes and structures. In 1986, a “Forever Wild” conservation easement was granted on 240 acres of the property, protecting it permanently from development. In 1988, they created the Heirloom Trust, a 501c3 land trust on western parcel (now known as Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness Center), and began Discovery Day Camp with David Berman as director. By the following year, children from Sonoma County schools were making regular visits to the property for environmental education. In 1991, the Myers and Heirloom Trust created a CSA program to provide organic produce from the farm to their community.
Ocean Song Farm and Wilderness Center was officially incorporated as a nonprofit in the nineties. Ron Karp became executive director in 1993. Ann Dolin faciliated weddings and retreats. Lisa Baiter took over as the director of the Discovery Day Camp in 1992. The property was sold in a bargain sale to Eco-Corps in 1995. In 2000, ownership was transferred to Andrew Beath, the president of Earthways Foundation.
In 2005, Discovery Day Camp was reborn as Coyote Camp, under the vision and director of Annie Klein, who also stewarded the garden. Annie ran Coyote Camp for many years, inspiring a love of nature and the natural world in many children. Coyote Camp was actually an inspiration for LandPaths’ Owl Camp!
In 2019, LandPaths was able to purchase the property, thanks to generous donations from two anonymous families. We will continue the legacy of Ocean Song as a place of remarkable biodiversity and environmental and agricultural education. A community to be changed for the better by the land.
Support our Ocean Song Fundraising Campaign
Thanks to anonymous donations from two families, LandPaths was able to make the initial purchase of the 421-acre Ocean Song property.
We are currently fundraising for Ocean Song and the purchase of the adjoining property.
The land is part of the Sonoma to Marin “critical linkage,” allowing wildlife to move without restraint between undeveloped areas. It’s historically been a critical link for people too, as home of the beloved Coyote Camp and other human-scale endeavors aligned with nature.
Your donation will support LandPaths’ vision to create an uninterrupted, publicly accessible link from Ocean Song all the way to the Sonoma Coast for hiking, trekking and nature experiences for all.