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Stewardship

LandPaths owns and stewards a number of preserves throughout Sonoma County. Drop-in and long-term volunteer stewardship activities include invasive species removal, road and trail maintenance, native planting, and forestry work. We’ll provide the tools, gloves, water, and light snack. Click here to learn more about our stewardship volunteer opportunities.

Bohemia Docent 

Bohemia Ecological Preserve Docents are instrumental to our mission of providing public access opportunities while creating a vibrant people-powered preserve. After a training process, docents are ready to lead fun, informative hikes through the 1,000 acres preserve near Occidental. Must be 18 years or older and certified in first aid and CPR. For more information about Bohemia Docents contact Community Care Manager Emmett Hopkins at emmett@landpaths.org  or (707) 544-7284, ext. 114. 

Vamos Afuera

Nos pueden ayudar los voluntaries con una variedad de trabajos, includyendo tomando fotos, organizando gente en los caminos, y cocinando durante dias de campamento.

Community Gardening 

Grow food, pull weeds, build compost, tend native plants and vineyards, and help support our thriving community garden programs at Bayer Farm and Andy’s Unity Park! We also need fruit tree specialists, harvest coordinators, and lunch program assistants for our free summer lunch program, in partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank, held at both locations.

dave berry leads bird outing at Carrington

Wildlife Corridor Program 

Our Wildlife Corridor Program volunteers use wildlife cameras on our preserves to document wildlife movement and patterns. Field volunteers are in charge of the wildlife cameras. Field responsibilities include changing SD cards and camera batteries and choosing camera locations. Our database volunteers work from the comfort of their own home, identifying animals in photos, and adding photo information to our master database. We do ask that wildlife corridor volunteers complete a training season and make a one-year commitment.

Office Work

LandPaths has opportunities for 1-2 dedicated office volunteers who can volunteer 2-4 days a month for two hours at a time. This volunteer helps with data entry, office organization, and other tasks. Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Windows is often important. Day and time are flexible.

Photography/Video Volunteer 

Use your photography and/or video skills to document LandPaths outings, camps, and volunteer work. If you are an amateur or professional photographer and enjoy getting outside and experiencing LandPaths’ programs, you can help by documenting the action and beauty for us! Time commitment can be casual or ongoing.

TrekSonoma

Volunteering with TrekSonoma is a great way to contribute to the building of a more interconnected, accessible landscape in Sonoma County. Volunteer tasks may include: shuttling kayaks or people before and after treks, inventorying trek gear, preparing meals, setting up camp, cooking and cleaning the camp kitchen. Once your volunteer task is done, you are welcome to join the trek! You can also earn a spot on a future trek earning points. 20 volunteer hours completed will earn you one free trek. One volunteer hour will earn you $25 off your trek Ticket.

Want to talk with a friendly voice about how to participate? Contact Community Care Manager Emmett Hopkins at 707.544.7284, ext. 114 or emmett@landpaths.org.

Lesaya “Luna Moth” Howard, Owl Camp volunteer

" I would absolutely recommend others to volunteer at Owl Camp. Not only is it a great opportunity to get out in nature and spend time with kids, it's also very rewarding. Seeing the campers grow and come out of their shell throughout the week, along with the other amazing volunteers, keeps me coming back. "

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Please read our Volunteer Handbook for everything you need to know about volunteering with LandPaths!

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Stories from the Field

Our impact is made possible by volunteers like you, with a passion for growing community with nature.

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Stewarding Forests through a Fire Ecology Lens

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Increasingly severe fires, flooding, and drought have left us without a doubt: We are in a climate emergency. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we …

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Trick-or-treaters dress as characters from the PJ Masks TV show pose for a picture at the LandPaths hosted pop-up Halloween adventure day with pumpkin carving, a costume parade and pumpkin tacos at Bayer Farm in Roseland on Thursday. (photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

Bayer Farm Pop-Up Halloween Adventure Day and Camp

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As we reeled from the mass upheaval of the Kincade fire in late October, LandPaths jumped into action. Your whole-hearted generosity, as a donor and friend, made …

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LandPaths Protects Ocean Song

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The iconic 421-acre property has a legacy of rural, wild, and agricultural heritage, and environmental education.   LandPaths announced the acquisition of Ocean Song, a 421-acre property, of …

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