$25,000 "Carbon Footprint Reduction" Challenge

$25,000 "Carbon Footprint Reduction" Challenge

Double your investment in your community this month and help LandPaths meet a "Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Challenge" from Will and Julie Parish, LandPaths partners, together creating 1,000 acres of protected land at Bohemia.

Will and Julie have challenged us to match their donation of $25,000 during the month of October!

Your donation to LandPaths will support our work of connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to land – using that connection as a means to create a more just, sane and healthy community.

Donate today!


Donating early reduces LandPaths carbon footprint - if you donate during this October challenge, we will not send you our annual appeal request.  This savings reduces our use of paper, ink, and energy, reducing our use of the earth's resources.  Less of LandPaths' resources will be spent mailing you a request. 

Donate today and help LandPaths continue our efforts to 'go green'.  

Donors who pledge by October 24th:
  Please let us thank you in style at the Starry Night Thank You at Rancho Mark West, a special, family-friendly evening reserved for current LandPaths donors and volunteers.

Warmest of Thanks to Our Owl Camp Donors & Volunteers!

Warmest of Thanks to Our Owl Camp Donors & Volunteers!



A special thanks to William H. Hurt Foundation and Amy's kitchen for their generous support of Owl Camp!  


In addition we'd like to thank: Calpine Corporation, Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club, WLW Investment Trust, Jedd Parker, Alicia Nourse, Amy Booth, Andrea Record, Annette Musson, Arlene Weis, Clair Buck Werner, Craig Meltzner, Dante Benedetti, Forrest Jang, Gretchen Braren, James R. Greene, Jennifer Greene, Joan Hackeling, John W. Knight, Dan Nuebel, Lee McCarthy-Smith, Craig Anderson, Meg Porter Alexander, Marc Alexander, Margaret Hamill, Meg Beeler, Thomas Tersch, Jane M. Witkowski, Mirin Lew, Patricia Butler, Paula Hackeling, Richard Radcliffe, Sue Kavinoky, Rose Frances, Sophia hicks, Spring Maxfield, Steve Meacham, Steve Harper, Theresa Kelley, Tracy Mattson, Barbara Smoak, Donna Greer, Karen Thompson, Lee Hackeling, Abigail Zoger,& many anonymous donors!




We'd like to extend a very special thanks to Jim & Betty Doerksen, co land-owners of Rancho Mark West (with LandPaths), land stewards, public access champions and naturalists, for their boundless support of Owl Camp in addition to many other LandPaths programs.


In addition we'd like to thank: Pepperwood Preserve, Friedman's, Western Farms, Bird Rescue Center, Richard Baril, Dolores Barrett, Kelly Simon-Coghlan, Cindy Duim, Jennifer Jaffe, Sara Ganas, William Heyman, Gabe Mulcaire, Chris Iverson, Randy Urry, John Branscome, Amanda Tuttle, Joanie Jay Bird, Stephen Knuttel, Lesaya Luna Moth Howard, Anthony Domenici, Daisy Schadlich, Jennifer Foege, Jim Moir, Jim Weathers, Linda Weathers, Matt Lopez Madrone


If you don’t see you name and you should please contact our office—we do not want to miss thanking you!  


Connect With Your Community - Help Heal the Big Trees

The Grove of Old Trees Annual Stewardship & Potluck Lunch

Please join us for the Fifteenth Annual “Grove Work Day” at LandPaths’ cherished “Grove of the Old Trees” Preserve on Fitzpatrick Lane.  Friends of the Grove (FOG) & LandPaths welcome you to attend the work and/or food/social portions of the day.  During our potluck lunch, Meghan Walla-Murphy, local wildlife expert will give a talk about the ecology of some of the animals species "caught" on The Grove's new wildlife cameras.  Whether you come in the morning or join us in the afternoon, this event is always a great opportunity to meet neighbors and community members who love the Grove and are dedicated to caring for this special place.  Click here for more info & to register.

Art & Nature

Identification through Illustration: A workshop on drawing and learning California native plants

Join Beth Sabo, LandPaths Education Coordinator, artist, and native plant enthusiast for a 4 hour art workshop on collecting, observing, and drawing your favorite California native plants. Hone your skills in botanical illustration and learn the features that determine the variety of species in Oak woodland habitats. This will be a great opportunity to learn the oaks of Sonoma County! We will embark on a moderate hike and stop along the way to collect species that attract our attention. As we draw we will reference two quintessential plant identification guides: The Jepson Manual by Hickman and A Flora of Sonoma County by Best et al. This outing is appropriate for all ages, including kids. Click here for more info & to register.