LandPaths' mission is to foster a love of the land in Sonoma County. LandPaths creates ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land in their local communities.
Experience the Beauty:
LandPaths' public outings visit open spaces, farms and parks-in-development throughout Sonoma County that have been protected by your Sonoma County Agrigultural Preservation & Open Space District. Diverse by design & offered at no charge or sliding scale donation, these outings create opportunities for all residents to enjoy the outdoors.
Understand the Value:
LandPaths' In Our Own Backyard (IooBY) program works with 17 schools, including many schools serving low-income students- often those least likely to experience the outdoors. Students explore and learn about the land through 4 theme-based field trips- Discovery, Watershed, Wildlife Habitat, culminating in a Stewardship project.
Heal the Land:
LandPaths' ongoing volunteer stewardship projects include: removing non-native plant species to improve natural wildlife habitat, repairing old logging and ranch roads to increase and improve steelhead spawning habitat, planting native plants, tending the community garden at Bayer Farm, and working with public agency partners to prepare newly protected properties for future public use.
Want to volunteer? We are currently looking for volunteers for our In Our Own Backyard schools program, stewardship projects, Trail Watch/Volunteer Patrols, web & database expertise, and more. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you soon in Sonoma County's Big Outside!
~Your Friends at LandPaths