Heal the Land, Grow Community

Volunteer Stewardship

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

Thank you for your interest in lending a hand! Before you join us for a workday, please be sure to read over LandPaths’ updated Covid-19 policies. Let’s all stay safe and healthy!

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. 

No prior skills are necessary! 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: 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 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.

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

Dave Barry, longtime volunteer at LandPaths

" Nature is medicine for every aspect of your humanity. If you’re on the land with your hands and your feet, you get dirty, educating people, doing stewardship projects, you want to work toward conserving and restoring it, instead of building a shopping center!” "

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Get Outside with LandPaths

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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How LandPaths is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

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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 last year, when …

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Girl Scout Katrina Anderson on her Community Garden Plot at Bayer Farm

Today, we’re featuring a guest post from Katrina Anderson, an Ambassador Girl Scout in Sonoma County. Please enjoy! My name is Katrina Anderson and I’m an Ambassador …

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Harvest Festival at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens

Harvest Festival and LandPaths 25th Anniversary Celebration Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Location: Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407  Time: 9 AM – 3 PM  You are invited …

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