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Volunteer for our MLK Trails Restoration Event at LandPaths -now March 4th

Join CVNL, Landpaths, and California Climate Action Corps and volunteer to help restore trails at Rancho Mark West, an area that was impacted by the 2020 Glass Fire. This event is in honor of MLK Jr Day of Service and has been postponed to Saturday, March 4th. 

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Date and times:

Saturday, March 4th from 9am - 1pm


Rancho Mark West Preserve, 7125 St. Helena Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404

Directions: From Santa Rosa, head down Hwy 12 towards Sonoma and turn left on Calistoga Road. After a few miles, turn right on St. Helena Road. Look for the LandPaths sign in the driveway. Turn right and then park in the small parking lot on the right.  


Rancho Mark West Background and Volunteer Requirements:

Rancho Mark West is located on the ancestral territory of the Southern Pomo people and the Wappo people. Just 20 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa, Rancho Mark West is one of LandPaths' outdoor classrooms, community hubs, and is a place of refuge in the Mayacamas Mountains.

Rancho Mark West was hit hard by the Glass Fire in 2020 with high tree mortality that exposed hillsides to erosion. Come can lend Rancho Mark West a hand to help us restore the trails, making them safer for our youth and public programs. During this workday, we will build and repair heavily-used trails in mixed connifer forest. Having well-kept trails will reduce erosion on the hillslopes and allow easier access across the preserve.

Here’s a sampling of possible tasks that you will do to care for the land: 

  • Hiking moderate slopes 
  • Carrying tools to the trail site. Tools range in weight, from light to heavier 
  • Removing vegetation with rakes and loppers 
  • Reshaping edge of trail with shovels, mcleods, and pickaxes 
  • (We provide the tools!) 
  • Smoothening trail with shovels and rakes  

What to bring: 

- Please wear long sleeves, long pants, close-toed shoes, a hat, sun screen, and sun glasses. There may be poison oak in the area where we are working. 

- We will have gloves on site but please bring your own if you have them. 

- A backpack to hold your gear. 

- We will have some snacks and water but feel free to bring your own drinks and food as well! Please bring a reusable water bottle for water refills. 

- Volunteers must be age 10 or older


Interested in Volunteering?

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Volunteer Waivers

All volunteers must sign a waiver to participate. Please click the link below to download and print the waiver and bring it with you to the event. 

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**Please note**

Volunteers age 14 - 17 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver but can participate without a parent/guardian present.

Volunteers under 14 must have parent/guardian present at the event. 


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Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:14+

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