Events

Rancho Mark West -- Pond Care Day

11/20/2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
  • Free
Gather to help slow the spread of certain pond plants that are either invasive or make it difficult to use the pond for boating and swimming throughout the year.  These plants include azolla, cattails, ludwigia, bull thistles, and milfoil. We invite you to join us!

Trail Building Workday at Riddell Preserve 11.24.2018

11/24/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
Come make history with LandPaths! During the next two years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin' new trail system and you can be a part of it. The Riddell Preserve currently has only one hiking trail. New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs. By helping build these trails, you will be a part of the Riddell Preserve forever! Trail work includes brushing vegetation, bench cutting, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail. There are tasks for everyone!

Stewardship Workday at the Healdsburg Ridge Preserve 11.28.2018

11/28/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
Lend a hand to steward the beautiful Healdsburg Ridge Preserve. Volunteering to steward is both hard work and rewarding! During this workday, we will be removing some of the preserve's invasive plant species to help our native plants to thrive.

Grove of Old Trees Stewardship Workday 12.1.2018

12/01/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
In 2018 we are increasing our stewardship presence at the Grove with new monthly stewardship workdays, lending an extra 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.

Holiday Gathering at Rancho Mark West 2018

12/01/2018 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM PT
  • Free
Reconnect and de-stress. Nature Heals! Join us for the annual Holiday Gathering at Rancho Mark West. All are invited to join in on the seasonal fun at this 120-acre forest property protected by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District. Enjoy a short walk (1 mile round trip) and tour along beautiful Mark West Creek, followed by music, hot cider, wreath-making, & other holiday crafting. Fun for everyone! Bring a potluck dish and a dessert to share if you like!

TrekSonoma Volunteer Training & Orientation

12/02/2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT
  • Free
Sign up to join the TrekSonoma volunteer team to help build landscape connectivity, foster community, and earn points towards joining future treks!

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Hunt!

12/02/2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM PT
  • Free
Bring your family to Riddell Preserve, outside of Healdsburg, to find your non-traditional Christmas tree for this holiday season. We are thinning young Douglas Fir trees to improve the forest health in this beautiful preserve-- and you can help us by cutting down your very own Christmas tree. (Warning: while these are NOT manicured trees like you may purchase at a Christmas Tree Farm, they are filled with meaning and love. In harvesting this tree, you will have helped fire reduction work for this land at the same time! )

Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 12.6.2018

12/06/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
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.

Stewardship Workday at Riddell Preserve 12.7.2018

12/07/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
Come make history with LandPaths! During the next two years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin' new trail system and you can be a part of it. The Riddell Preserve has no hiking trails currently. New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs. By helping build these trails, you will be a part of the Riddell Preserve forever! Trail work includes brushing vegetation, bench cutting, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail. There are tasks for everyone!

Andy's Unity Park Community Garden-Work Day

12/08/2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
  • Free
Venga a ofrecer un poco de trabajo al jardín para crear un espacio especial en nuestra comunidad./Join us for a workday at Andy's Unity Park Community Garden to help build this community space from the ground up!

Stewardship Workday at Fitch Mountain 12.8.2018

12/08/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
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. Without help from volunteers like you, many parks like this wouldn’t exist!

Bayer Farm Workday-Día de Trabajo

12/15/2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
  • Free
We invite you to join us in getting your hands dirty as we work together with community organizations, Roseland neighbors and Bayer Farm gardeners to nurture the garden that has provided so much to the community! Breath some fresh air, stretch your legs, and meet some new friends while you lend a hand with activities such as weeding, planting, compost turning, or preparing new garden beds. While you're here you can also learn about gardening techniques, native plants, and more!

Vamos Afuera: Búsqueda de Hongos

12/15/2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
  • Free
¿Qué diferencia hay entre un Hongo y una Seta?¿Qué tipo de hongos crecen alrededor de nosotros? Estos son solo algunos de los temas que exploraremos juntos. Ven y explora las diferentes setas del condado de Sonoma. Únete con LandPaths para una día de aventura.

Posada de Bayer Farm

12/16/2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM PT
  • Free
¡Acompáñenos a la posada y potluck de Bayer Farm! Tendremos comida, bebidas calientes, actividades para niños como piñatas, aguinaldos y mucha diversión! Traiga un platillo o postre para compartir si lo desea y no se les olvide traér sus propios platos, vasos y utensilios para reducir la cantidad de basura.
¡Este evento es gratis para todos, así que traiga a toda la familia!

In a nutshell, a Posada is a series of 9 traditional fiestas (celebration) that lead up to the Noche Buena (Holy Night), rooted in strong Catholic influences inherited from Spain; slightly similar to the 12 days of Christmas celebrated in some homes throughout the states. So, as part of the end of the year celebrations we will be hosting a community, potluck style Posada for our families, friends and neighbors to come together and build stronger community ties through this beautiful Mexican cultural event. We will have Pozole, a traditional hominy soup, warm beverages served during this time of year and piñatas and goody bags for the children!

Stewardship Workday at the Riddell Preserve 12.20.2018

12/20/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
Come lend a hand to help steward LandPaths' Riddell Preserve!

Stewardship Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 12.21.2018

12/21/2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • Free
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.

Posada en la Parque De Unidad de Andy

12/21/2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM PT
  • Free
¡Acompáñenos a la posada en la Parque de Unidad de Andy! Tendremos comida, bebidas calientes, actividades para niños como piñatas, aguinaldos y mucha diversión! Traiga un platillo o postre para compartir si lo desea y no se les olvide traér sus propios platos, vasos y utensilios para reducir la cantidad de basura.
¡Este evento es gratis para todos, así que traiga a toda la familia!

In a nutshell, a Posada is a series of 9 traditional fiestas (celebration) that lead up to the Noche Buena (Holy Night), rooted in strong Catholic influences inherited from Spain; slightly similar to the 12 days of Christmas celebrated in some homes throughout the states. So, as part of the end of the year celebrations we will be hosting a community Posada for our families, friends and neighbors to come together and build stronger community ties through this beautiful Mexican cultural event. We will have Pozole, a traditional hominy soup, warm beverages served during this time of year and piñatas and goody bags for the children!

Mushroom exploration at Riddell Preserve

12/22/2018 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
  • Free
Join us as we explore the Riddell Preserve and the wonderful fungi world. We will be joined by our own mycology expert, Jessica Holloway, on a relaxed walk through the property protected forever by the Sonoma Ag + and Open Space.