We have many wonderful trails of varying difficulty and length. As well as a variety of other ways to get out in nature. Check out these links for trails and activities near you.
Mendocino Things to Do Explore the Outdoors
According to the California Academy of Sciences, citizen science is a global movement through which scientists and non-scientists alike make observations, collect data, and help answer some of our planet’s most pressing questions. Here is a great video about citizen science that they made.
Local Participatory science opportunities:
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
Noyo Center for Marine Science
Salmon Restoration Association
Jug Handle Creek Farm and Nature Center
There are amazing projects spanning outside of Mendocino many of which we can participate in locally. SciStarter allows you to search for projects by location, or Topic
Other projects that are part of larger organizations
The Great Sunflower Project (bee identification and count)
California oak mortality task force
Mission: Citizen Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Have time to dedicate yourself to learn and love nature? We have an incredible California Naturalist Program.
Western Monarch count Resource Center
For those with eyes on the sky check out Citizen Science Alliance
If you know of or have an opportunity for volunteering or getting out in Nature in a community minded way, please share it with me that I may add it to the list of resources.