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Stewardship

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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. 

And don’t worry about your abilities. No prior skills are necessary. Our skilled stewardship staff will train volunteers on how to build trails, use tools, plant identification. 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: At our preserves, we steward with an eye towards biodiversity of native species, the health of the land, and a decrease in the extinction of species. 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 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. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about organic gardening while experiencing the joy of community gardening. 

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

Cardinal Newman High School senior

" I could just pull broom all day. I live for this! "

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Trail Building Workday at Riddell Preserve

Sunday, December 28/9am to 1pm

Come make history with LandPaths!  During the next three years, LandPaths is installing a  new trail system and you can be a part of it.  New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs.

Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Friday, January 3/9am to 1pm

Give nature a hand! Come and join us at the stunning, 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve for a day of stewardship, community-building, a bit of exercise and some fun! Tasks are dependent on need and season. Tasks for this workday may include forestry work or invasive species removal.

Stewardship Workday at Fitch Mountain Preserve

Thursday, January 9/9am to 1pm

Lend a hand to steward Fitch Mountain! Volunteer stewards maintain the trails, preserve natural resources, meet new people, learn new things, and feel good about the work they accomplish.

Stewardship Workday at Grove of Old Trees

Thursday, January 16/ 9am to 1pm

Lend a hand to ensure that this unique wild space continues to be a healthy and flourishing habitat for our native plants and animals, as well as a place for our human community to gather and find solace in the majesty of the redwood forest.

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