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Updated Covid-19 Safety Polices and Protocols for Stewardship Volunteers

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the downloadable Covid-19 volunteer safety checklist.

If you’ve never volunteered with LandPaths before, please fill out a Volunteer Interest Form.

Our approach to stewardship, the responsible management of resources, starts with the community. This means a lot of volunteers with their hands in the dirt.  When we work together, the task becomes much lighter! 

We don’t use industrial equipment or pesticides to steward the land. This means more work for us and for our volunteers. But it also means more opportunities to grow relationships with nature and each other. 

And don’t worry about your abilities. No prior skills are necessary. Our skilled stewardship staff will train volunteers on how to build trails, use tools, plant identification. We’ll provide all the tools and guidance you need to be part of a productive and fun day on the land. 

  • Stewardship at Preserves: At our preserves, we steward with an eye towards biodiversity of native species, the health of the land, and a decrease in the extinction of species. Volunteer activities might include: non-native plant removal, road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance, trail-building, and wildfire fuel reduction.
  • Stewardship at our Community Gardens: At our community gardens at Bayer Farm and Andy’s Unity Park, we invite you to get outside, stretch your legs, and meet new friends while you weed, plant, turn compost, or prepare new garden beds. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about organic gardening while experiencing the joy of community gardening. 

Stewardship volunteer opportunities run from one-day drop-ins to ongoing commitments. We welcome community, corporate, youth, and school groups for organized workdays. Read all about it here.

Volunteer stewardship at Riddell Preserve

Volunteer stewardship at Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Videos by LandPaths’ Stewardship Intern Meghan Stewart

Cardinal Newman High School senior

" I could just pull broom all day. I live for this! "

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Upcoming Stewardship Opportunities

For the safety and health, of our volunteers and staff, stewardship days are on hold during shelter-in-place orders.

Give nature a hand! Come and join us at one of our preserves or partner properties for a day of stewardship, community-building, a bit of exercise and some fun! Tasks are dependent on need and season.

Covid-19 Stewardship Volunteer Safety Forms

Please review these forms before volunteer stewardship days.

Downloadable checklist of all LandPaths' Covid-19 safety policies and protocols for stewardship volunteers.

Covid-19 Policies and Protocols

Downloadable Covid-19 safety checklist for all stewardship participants

Covid-19 Safety Checklist

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A Wild Foraging Adventure

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At the end of August, Jesica Rodriguez participated in TrekSonoma’s Wild Foraging Adventure at LandPaths’ Ocean Song Preserve. Located on the traditional homeland of the Coast Miwok, …

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The view from Riddell Preserve during the Walbridge Fire. A tree in shadows sits close to camera and the dawn sunrise shines pink and purple with hills in the distance.

Fire, Grief, and Recovery at Riddell

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As the Walbridge fire bore down on Riddell, LandPaths’ 400-acre preserve west of Healdsburg, firefighters carefully swept the deck of the dry leaf litter around Steve’s cabin. The simple …

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Our Response to Covid-19/ Nuestra Respuesta a Covid-19

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[En español abajo] As Sonoma County (and much of California) grapples with the onset of wildfire season during the pandemic, our hearts go out to you. We hope that …

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