LandPaths and The Open Space District have teamed up for the September 2013-September 2014 season, for 36 free, public outings to Open Space District owned or protected sites, including ample family-friendly and bilingual opportunities.
LandPaths is always planning - planning how we can, as a community, discover and learn about the land by experiencing our backyard - working farms, parks, preserves, and other open spaces. These places are integral to the foundation and future of Sonoma County's beauty and bounty.
This year marks our 14th year of a successful, public outings partnership with Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.
In those years we have experienced the County - ranches and redwoods, oaks and owls, creeks and coast, in English and Spanish, with a paddle or picnic, featuring landowners, community organizations, and local heroes - with thousands of you.
Working together, we can sink into, for a few hours or a few days, the county's diverse open space - doing whatever it is you love most - paddling, camping, trekking, stargazing, bug-hunting, berry picking, even skipping - and building an appreciation for the land and community with every step.
LandPaths Outings that are supported by the Open Space District are free of charge. After all, these lands are protected by our County's Open Space District by virtue of your tax dollars. The Open Space District is funded by a quarter-cent sales tax here in Sonoma County.
LandPaths Outings make getting outdoors easy - helping YOU, your friends and family get outdoors more often. Some of the outings explore new parks, others are guided hikes on private lands. Some properties are on their way to becoming parks, while others are 6th-generation family farms with a wealth of history and produce to be shared. With well over 30 properties, and 110,000 acres protected by the District, we can be busy every weekend of the year hearing the stories behind the views. LandPaths' goal with our Outings program is to forge new partnerships, interests and cultural understandings of the land in order to keep our offerings fun, expansive, relevant and accessible to everyone who lives here in Sonoma County.