by Ingrid Spetz
I recently celebrated my fifth year of running the On the Land program at Sonoma Land Trust. I’m proud to have played a part in bringing over 5,000 people to our protected lands in that time. It’s been a wonderful journey discovering some of the treasures of Sonoma County and sharing them with others.
Next week, I am headed to the annual California Council of Land Trusts conference, where I will be presenting on how to run an outings program for a land trust. I hope that I can encourage and inspire others to do the same! In preparation, I reviewed photographs from our outings over the past five years and picked out 35 photos that capture some of the great outings we have had. I think it’s truly impressive what we have been able to accomplish and I can’t stop looking at my slideshow!
I’d like to invite you to come along and experience our lands this spring. Not only do we have our longtime spring favorite wildflower hikes, but we are also featuring the songbirds of spring, nature walks with biologist Peter Leveque, and adventures to Pole Mountain, among other things. We'll be updating our outings page near the middle of next week, so check back then to join us on the land!
Ingrid Spetz is Sonoma Land Trust's outings manager.
Sonoma Land Trust is a local nonprofit based in Santa Rosa, CA, that conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open lands in Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. This blog focuses on SLT's stewardship team, whose members do hands-on work to directly protect, restore, and safeguard the land for generations to come.